Shannon Marquez, PhD, MEng

Associate Scholar

  •  Dean of Global Engagement & Professor | Columbia University
  •  Brazil | Cameroon | China | Cuba | Equatorial Guinea | France | Ethiopia | Gambia | Ghana | India | Japan | Lesotho | Liberia | Mali | Malawi | Mozambique | Nigeria | Rwanda | Senegal | Sierra Leone | South Africa | Switzerland | Uganda | United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland | Zambia | Zimbabwe
  •   capacity building and health-systems strengthening | gender equity and social inclusion | Global water | livelihood and resilience | Maternal Child Health | sanitation & hygiene

Languages: English (native), Spanish, French, Wolof

Bio statement

My interests are related to WASH; the environmental burden of disease; gender equality and social inclusion, and health systems strengthening and capacity-building in global health. As the Founding Director of the Drexel Dornsife Global Development Scholars Program, I developed a partnership with World Vision to provide training, research, and field experiences in 36 countries across Africa. Currently, I am the Dean of Global Engagement at Columbia University and a PT professor of environmental health sciences at the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health. I currently teach courses on the global health aspects of WASH at Drexel and Columbia.

Recent global health projects

1. Gender Equality & Social Inclusion (GESI) Transformation Project (World Vision International): Developed a methodology and theory of change framework to evaluate that status of GESI--including access, participation, decision-making, systems, and well-being for vulnerable populations-- in global health, livelihood, education, food security/nutrition, WASH, child protection and resiliency projects in 40+ countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.

2. Examining the impact of attitudes and beliefs on antiretroviral treatment adherence intention among HIV-positive pregnant and breastfeeding women in Zambia: The aim of this study was to investigate if attitudes or behavioral beliefs about antiretroviral therapy (ART) influence ART adherence intention among pregnant and breastfeeding women in Zambia. We recruited 150 HIV-positive women receiving ART in urban (Lusaka) and rural (Sinazongwe) districts of Zambia. Compared to behavioral beliefs, attitudes about ART were more influential for intention to adhere. This knowledge has helped inform effective and appropriate ART counseling for pregnant and breastfeeding women at different points along their ART time course.


Selected publications

JJ Nutor, JC Slaughter-Acey, S Marquez, et al. (2020) Impact of attitudes and beliefs on antiretroviral treatment adherence intention among HIV-positive pregnant and breastfeeding women in Zambia. BMC Public Health. 2020;20(1):1410. Published 2020 Sep 16. doi:10.1186/s12889-020-09505-8

JJ Nutor, JC Slaughter-Acey, S Marquez, R DiMaria-Ghalili, F Momplaisir, L Jemmott (2020). Influence of toilet access on antiretroviral adherence intention among pregnant and breastfeeding women who are HIV-positive and enrolled in Option B+. Health Care for Women International. 1-15. 10.1080/07399332.2020.1746791.

JJ Nutor, JC Slaughter-Acey, S Marquez, E Opong (2019). Factors associated with HIV medication adherence in HIV-positive women enrolled in Option B+ in Zambia: a cross-sectional survey. The Lancet Global Health. 7. S7. 10.1016/S2214-109X(19)30092-0.

Delamou A, Camara BS, Sidibé S, Kolié JP, Guemou A, Ronse M, Marie-Saez A, Marquez S, Delvaux T and van Griensven J (2017). Profile and reintegration experiences of Ebola survivors in Guinea. Trop Med Int Health. 2017 March; 22(3):254-260. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12825. 

Newcomer E, Boyd C, Marquez S, Opong E, and Holm R (2017). Reducing the burden of rural water supply through greywater reuse: A case study from northern Malawi. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply 2017004. doi: 10.2166/ws.2017.004

Liu L, Yang X, Liu H, Wang M, Welles S, Marquez S, Frank A and Haas CN (2016). Spatial-Temporal Analysis of Air Pollution, Climate Change and Total Mortality in 120 Cities of China, 2012 - 2013. Front. Public Health 4:143. doi: 10.3389/ fpubh.2016.00143.