Shannon Márquez, MEng, PhD, has been named associate dean for academic affairs in Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Dr. Márquez joins the faculty as associate professor of public health in the Department of Health Policy and Public Health.
An accomplished scholar and experienced administrator, Dr. Márquez has garnered local, national, and international recognition. She leads in the field of global health, with an expertise in sustainable development and the environmental burden of disease in developing countries of Africa.
"We are thrilled to have someone of Shannon’s caliber join our faculty and administration," said William Ashton, MS, interim dean of Mayes College. "Her academic vision and scholarly experience should help propel Mayes College to a bright future."
Dr. Márquez currently serves on the Philadelphia Board of Health, as one of eight members appointed by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. Previously, she was associate professor of public health, director of the master of public health program, and director of the Center for Global Health in the Temple University College of Health Professions. Prior to joining Temple, Dr. Márquez taught at the University of Texas Health Science Center at the Houston School of Public Health.
Dr. Marquez involves herself with numerous scientific advisory, editorial, and peer-review panels under the auspices of organizations that include the American Public Health Association, the American College of Preventive Medicine, the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research, the USEPA National Center for Environmental Research, the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD), the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), and the Journal for Tropical Medicine & Hygiene.
“I am looking forward to working directly with the dean and the faculty of Mayes College to develop innovative academic programs that prepare undergraduate and graduate students to address healthcare access, build awareness of global health challenges, develop new ways to finance health programs, and improve public health and healthcare systems throughout the world,” Dr. Márquez said.
Dr. Márquez earned her PhD in environmental health sciences and engineering, with a focus in environmental management and policy, from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, a master’s in environmental engineering from Texas A&M University, and a BS from Prairie View A&M University in Texas.