Becky Marquez

Title(s)Associate Professor, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health & Human Longevity Science
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    Becky Marquez, Ph.D., M.P.H. is an Associate Professor in the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science. Her research is on behavioral interventions targeting eating and physical activity as well as interpersonal influences on weight-related behaviors.

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    Improving Family Functioning in Obesity Treatment for Mexican American Women
    NIH R01DK129682Aug 17, 2021 - Jul 31, 2026
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Improving communication and collaboration for weight management in mother-daughter dyads
    NIH K01HL130726Jan 15, 2016 - Dec 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Understanding family functioning in mothers and daughters with obesity. Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being. 2024 Dec; 19(1):2348894. Marquez B, Lebensohn-Chialvo F, Al-Rousan T. PMID: 38733143.
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    2. Pasos Hacia La Salud II: a superiority RCT utilizing technology to promote physical activity in Latinas. Am J Prev Med. 2024 Mar 13. von Ash T, Dunsiger SI, Williams DM, Larsen BA, Bohlen LC, Pekmezi D, Mendoza-Vasconez AS, Benitez TJ, Bock BC, Hartman SJ, Marquez B, Marcus BH. PMID: 38490284.
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    3. Body image and physical activity in Latinas. J Behav Med. 2024 Feb 23. Marquez B, Zhang X, Huang X, Mendoza-Vasconez A, Benitez T, Marcus B. PMID: 38393444.
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    4. Barriers and Facilitators to Muscle-Strengthening Activity Among Latinas in the U.S.: Results From Formative Research Assessments. Int J Behav Med. 2023 May 25. Benitez TJ, Artigas E, Larsen B, Joseph RP, Pekmezi D, Marquez B, Whitworth JW, Marcus BH. PMID: 37231222.
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    5. Improving Relational Functioning in Mother-Daughter Dyads With Obesity. Fam Community Health. 2023 Apr-Jun 01; 46(2):103-111. Marquez B, Lebensohn-Chialvo F, Huang X, Zhang X, Allison M. PMID: 36799943; PMCID: PMC10959269.
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    6. Increases in Muscle-Strengthening Activities Among Latinas in Seamos Saludables. Health Educ Behav. 2022 06; 49(3):446-454. Benitez TJ, Dunsiger S, Marquez B, Larsen B, Pekmezi D, Marcus BH. PMID: 35227112.
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    7. Individual and Family Factors in Disordered Eating Patterns of Mexican-American Women. Am J Health Behav. 2021 11 15; 45(6):1050-1058. Marquez B, Benitez T. PMID: 34969416; PMCID: PMC10005836.
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    8. Acculturation, Communication Competence, and Family Functioning in Mexican-American Mother-Daughter Dyads. J Immigr Minor Health. 2022 Jun; 24(3):580-587. Marquez B, Benitez T, Lister Z. PMID: 34363574; PMCID: PMC9072505.
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    9. Health psychology in the time of COVID-19. Health Psychol. 2020 Dec; 39(12):1021-1025. Freedland KE, Dew MA, Sarwer DB, Burg MM, Hart TA, Ewing SWF, Fang CY, Blozis SA, Puterman E, Marquez B, Kaufmann PG. PMID: 33252927.
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    10. Assessing Maternal Support for Physical Activity in Latina Adolescents. Am J Health Behav. 2020 03 01; 44(2):146-158. Benitez TJ, Cano M, Marquez B, Larsen B. PMID: 32019648; PMCID: PMC8232398.
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    11. Effect of Physical Activity on Depression Symptoms and Perceived Stress in Latinas: A Mediation Analysis. Ment Health Phys Act. 2019 Mar; 16:31-37. Mendoza-Vasconez AS, Marquez B, Linke S, Arredondo EM, Marcus BH. PMID: 31853264; PMCID: PMC6919653.
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    12. Psychometrics of the self-efficacy for physical activity scale among a Latina women sample. BMC Public Health. 2018 Sep 05; 18(1):1097. Mendoza-Vasconez AS, Marquez B, Benitez TJ, Marcus BH. PMID: 30185171; PMCID: PMC6125999.
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    13. Egocentric networks and physical activity outcomes in Latinas. PLoS One. 2018; 13(6):e0199139. Marquez B, Norman G, Fowler J, Gans K, Marcus B. PMID: 29912935; PMCID: PMC6005572.
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    14. Rationale and study protocol for Unidas por la Vida (United for Life): A dyadic weight-loss intervention for high-risk Latina mothers and their adult daughters. Contemp Clin Trials. 2018 06; 69:10-20. Sorkin DH, Rook KS, Campos B, Marquez B, Solares J, Mukamel DB, Marcus B, Kilgore D, Dow E, Ngo-Metzger Q, Nguyen DV, Biegler K. PMID: 29597006; PMCID: PMC5964027.
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    15. Weight and weight control behaviors of Latinas and their social ties. Health Psychol. 2018 04; 37(4):318-325. Marquez B, Norman GJ, Fowler JH, Gans KM, Marcus BH. PMID: 29389157; PMCID: PMC5880731.
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    16. Where Do Women Get Advice About Weight, Eating, and Physical Activity During Pregnancy? J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2017 09; 26(9):951-956. Mercado A, Marquez B, Abrams B, Phipps MG, Wing RR, Phelan S. PMID: 28525293; PMCID: PMC5649418.
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    17. Racial/Ethnic Differences in Weight-Loss Strategies among US Adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2007-2012. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2017 Jun; 117(6):923-928. Marquez B, Murillo R. PMID: 28330732; PMCID: PMC5446924.
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    18. Physical activity maintenance among Spanish-speaking Latinas in a randomized controlled trial of an Internet-based intervention. J Behav Med. 2017 Jun; 40(3):392-402. Hartman SJ, Dunsiger SI, Bock BC, Larsen BA, Linke S, Pekmezi D, Marquez B, Gans KM, Mendoza-Vasconez AS, Marcus BH. PMID: 27752866; PMCID: PMC5393970.
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    19. Social support and physical activity change in Latinas: Results from the Seamos Saludables trial. Health Psychol. 2016 Dec; 35(12):1392-1401. Marquez B, Dunsiger SI, Pekmezi D, Larsen BA, Marcus BH. PMID: 27669178; PMCID: PMC5953557.
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    20. Latino Civic Group Participation, Social Networks, and Physical Activity. Am J Health Behav. 2016 07; 40(4):437-45. Marquez B, Gonzalez P, Gallo L, Ji M. PMID: 27338990; PMCID: PMC8213013.
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    21. Pasos Hacia La Salud: a randomized controlled trial of an internet-delivered physical activity intervention for Latinas. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2016 May 28; 13:62. Marcus BH, Hartman SJ, Larsen BA, Pekmezi D, Dunsiger SI, Linke S, Marquez B, Gans KM, Bock BC, Mendoza-Vasconez AS, Noble ML, Rojas C. PMID: 27234302; PMCID: PMC4884436.
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    22. Adapting Technological Interventions to Meet the Needs of Priority Populations. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2016 May-Jun; 58(6):630-8. Linke SE, Larsen BA, Marquez B, Mendoza-Vasconez A, Marcus BH. PMID: 26957186; PMCID: PMC8232394.
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    23. The relationship of social support with treatment adherence and weight loss in Latinos with type 2 diabetes. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2016 Mar; 24(3):568-75. Marquez B, Anderson A, Wing RR, West DS, Newton RL, Meacham M, Hazuda HP, Peters A, Montez MG, Broyles ST, Walker M, Evans-Hudsnall G, Look AHEAD Research Group. PMID: 26833676; PMCID: PMC4769665.
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    24. Using interactive Internet technology to promote physical activity in Latinas: Rationale, design, and baseline findings of Pasos Hacia La Salud. Contemp Clin Trials. 2015 Sep; 44:149-158. Marcus BH, Hartman SJ, Pekmezi D, Dunsiger SI, Linke SE, Marquez B, Gans KM, Bock BC, Larsen BA, Rojas C. PMID: 26255237; PMCID: PMC5436924.
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    25. Using Web-Based Technology to Promote Physical Activity in Latinas: Results of the Muévete Alabama Pilot Study. Comput Inform Nurs. 2015 Jul; 33(7):315-24. Benitez TJ, Cherrington AL, Joseph RP, Keller C, Marcus B, Meneses K, Marquez B, Pekmezi D. PMID: 26049367; PMCID: PMC4506230.
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    26. Acculturation and weight loss strategies among Latinas. J Immigr Minor Health. 2015 Apr; 17(2):610-3. Marquez B, Ayala GX, Wing RR. PMID: 24150420; PMCID: PMC10044838.
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    27. Moderating Effects of Health Literacy on Change in Physical Activity Among Latinas in a Randomized Trial. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2015 Sep; 2(3):351-7. Dominick GM, Dunsiger SI, Pekmezi DW, Larsen B, Marquez B, Nodora J, Gans KM, Marcus BH. PMID: 26863464; PMCID: PMC5064840.
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    28. Content and perception of weight-related maternal messages communicated to adult daughters. Eat Weight Disord. 2015 Sep; 20(3):345-53. Marquez B. PMID: 25481054; PMCID: PMC10013844.
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    29. Twelve-month physical activity outcomes in Latinas in the Seamos Saludables trial. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Feb; 48(2):179-182. Marcus BH, Dunsiger SI, Pekmezi D, Larsen BA, Marquez B, Bock BC, Gans KM, Morrow KM, Tilkemeier P. PMID: 25442225; PMCID: PMC5718346.
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    30. Social network characteristics associated with health promoting behaviors among Latinos. Health Psychol. 2014 Jun; 33(6):544-53. Marquez B, Elder JP, Arredondo EM, Madanat H, Ji M, Ayala GX. PMID: 24884908; PMCID: PMC10005843.
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    31. Activo: Assessing the feasibility of designing and implementing a physical activity intervention for Latino men. International Journal of Men’s Health. 2014; 1(13):60-71. Larsen B, Dunsiger S, Hartman SJ, Nodora J, Pekmezi DJ, Marquez B, Noble M, Rojas C, Marcus BH. View Publication.
    32. The Seamos Saludables study: A randomized controlled physical activity trial of Latinas. Am J Prev Med. 2013 Nov; 45(5):598-605. Marcus BH, Dunsiger SI, Pekmezi DW, Larsen BA, Bock BC, Gans KM, Marquez B, Morrow KM, Tilkemeier P. PMID: 24139773; PMCID: PMC3864768.
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    33. Feasibility of enlisting social network members to promote weight loss among Latinas. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2013 May; 113(5):680-7. Marquez B, Wing RR. PMID: 23498969; PMCID: PMC10005842.
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    34. Physical activity in Latinas: social and environmental influences. Womens Health (Lond). 2013 Mar; 9(2):201-10. Larsen BA, Pekmezi D, Marquez B, Benitez TJ, Marcus BH. PMID: 23477325; PMCID: PMC3868363.
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    35. Feasibility and acceptability of using pedometers as an intervention tool for Latinas. J Phys Act Health. 2013 Mar; 10(3):451-7. Pekmezi D, Dunsiger S, Gaskins R, Barbera B, Marquez B, Neighbors C, Marcus B. PMID: 22820735; PMCID: PMC3971921.
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    36. Rationale, design, and baseline findings from Seamos Saludables: a randomized controlled trial testing the efficacy of a culturally and linguistically adapted, computer- tailored physical activity intervention for Latinas. Contemp Clin Trials. 2012 Nov; 33(6):1261-71. Pekmezi D, Dunsiger S, Gans K, Bock B, Gaskins R, Marquez B, Lee C, Neighbors C, Jennings E, Tilkemeier P, Marcus B. PMID: 22789455; PMCID: PMC3468688.
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    37. Impact of Baseline BMI upon the Success of Latina Participants Enrolled in a 6-Month Physical Activity Intervention. J Obes. 2011; 2011:921916. Hartman SJ, Dunsiger SI, Pekmezi DW, Barbera B, Neighbors CJ, Marquez B, Marcus BH. PMID: 22175003; PMCID: PMC3228324.
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    38. Health Promotion in Latinos. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2010; 4(2):151-165. Pekmezi D, Marquez B, Marcus-Blank J. View Publication.
    39. A culturally adapted physical activity intervention for Latinas: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Prev Med. 2009 Dec; 37(6):495-500. Pekmezi DW, Neighbors CJ, Lee CS, Gans KM, Bock BC, Morrow KM, Marquez B, Dunsiger S, Marcus BH. PMID: 19944914; PMCID: PMC2814545.
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    40. Overweight and obesity in Rhode Island: developing programs to combat the obesity epidemic. Med Health R I. 2009 Feb; 92(2):45-7. Marquez B, Leahey TM, Wing RR. PMID: 19288683; PMCID: PMC10005835.
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    41. Behavioral aspects of weight loss in type 2 diabetes. Curr Diab Rep. 2008 Apr; 8(2):126-31. Wing RR, Marquez B. PMID: 18445355.
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