Beth Marks, RN, PhD

University of Illinois UCE
Department of Disability and Human Development
Institute on Disability and Human Development (M/C 626)
The University of Illinois at Chicago
1640 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608-6904
 
Phone: 312-413-1059
Email: bmarks1@uic.edu
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Beth Marks
 

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Beth Marks, RN, PhD

Curriculum Vitae

GENERAL INFORMATION

Contact: Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities (RRTCADD)

Department of Disability and Human Development, M/C 626

College of Applied Health Sciences

University of Illinois at Chicago

1640 West Roosevelt Road, Room 736

Chicago, Illinois 60608

312-413-4097 (office) * 312-996-6942 (fax) * 312-413-0453 (TTY)

bmarks1@uic.edu (email)

www.rrtcadd.org/ (website)

EDUCATION

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing

Postdoctoral Trainee, June, 1997 to June, 2000

NIH funded research training program in primary health care research, College of Nursing (CON). Focused on participatory research programs and health promotion research among adults with disabilities.

Doctor of Philosophy, 1996

Public Health Nursing and Developmental Disabilities

University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and Health

Master of Science in Nursing, 1991

Occupational Health/Community Health Nursing and Developmental Disabilities

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Cum Laude, 1985

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Associate Director for Research. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities (RRTCADD), Department for Disability and Human Development (DHD). University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS), Chicago, Illinois, 2002 to present.

Research Assistant Professor. Department for Disability and Human Development (DHD). University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS), Chicago, Illinois, 2002 to present.

Assistant Director. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities (RRTCADD), Department for Disability and Human Development (DHD). University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS), Chicago, Illinois, 2001 to 2002.


Professional Experience, cont.

Senior Research Associate. University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing (CON) and College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS), Chicago, Illinois. The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities (RRTC-ADD), DHD and the Primary Health Care Center in the CON, 2000 to 2001.

Assistant Professor. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois. Instructor in the School of Nursing, 2000 & 2005.

Postdoctoral Fellow. University of Illinois at Chicago, CAHS, Chicago, Illinois. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities (RRTC-ADD), Department for Disability and Human Development, 1997 to 2000.

Senior Research Specialist in Health Sciences. University of Illinois at Chicago, CON and CAHS, Chicago, Illinois. Department of Public Health, Mental Health, and Administrative Nursing, 1996 to 1997. Center for Emergent Disability, Department for Disability and Human Development, 1996 (Fall)

Research Assistant. University of Illinois at Chicago, CAHS and CON, Chicago, Illinois. Applied Research Unit, Institute on Disability and Human Development and Department of Public Health, Mental Health, and Administrative Nursing, 1992 to 1996.

Occupational Health Nurse. Employee Health Professionals, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1992 (Part-time).

Staff Nurse. The Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1989 to 1994 (Part-time).

Graduate Assistant. University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing, Cincinnati, Ohio. University Program Advisory Committee Agent for Urban University Program, 1991 to 1992.

Long-term Trainee. University Affiliated Cincinnati Center for Developmental Disorders (UACCDD), Cincinnati, Ohio, 1990 to 1991.

NIOSH Trainee. University of Cincinnati National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Educational and Resource Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1989 to 1990.

Medical Management Consultant. Recovery Unlimited, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1988 to 1990.

Medical Management Consultant. National Rehabilitation Consultants, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1987 to 1988.

Home Care Nurse. Pediatric Nursing Care, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1986 to 1987.

Charge Nurse/Staff Nurse. The Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1985 to 1986.

FIELD WORK

2000 – University of Illinois at Chicago, CON, Chicago, Illinois.

Consulted with Naemma Al-Gasseer, Chief Nurse Scientist for Nursing and Midwifery at the World Health Organization to develop a questionnaire to determine the nursing and midwifery research agenda for WHO.

1997 to 1999 – University of Illinois at Chicago, CON, Chicago, Illinois.

Conducted a community assessment in collaboration with the Evanston Director of Health and Human Services to identify experiences of disabled people who live in Evanston, Illinois.

Field Work, cont.

1999 – University of Illinois at Chicago, CON, Chicago, Illinois.

Initiated a collaborative project with Moise Nepan of Credo in Burkina Faso for HIV/AIDS prevention and education. Evaluated the current programs (including peer education) being used for HIV/AIDS prevention and education. Assessed cultural relevancy of the UIC HIV/AIDS peer prevention and education curriculum for use in Burkina Faso to develop HIV/AIDS prevention and education materials.

1997 – University of Illinois at Chicago, CON, Chicago, Illinois.

Participated in a collaborative health professionals’ education program in Lithuania for HIV/AIDS prevention and education.

1990 to 1991 – University of Cincinnati, CON, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Conducted a statewide needs assessment in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (ODMRDD). Developed and disseminated a survey for health and safety personnel in vocational training programs for adults with mental retardation and/or developmental disabilities. Developed a continuing education workshop entitled “Health and Safety in Vocational Training Programs.”.

1990 (Spring) – University of Cincinnati, CON, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Developed an educational module on work stress for employees at AT & T Communications.

1989 (Fall) – University of Cincinnati (UC), CON, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Developed a Workers' Compensation protocol for the UC Center for Occupational Health.

HONORS/AWARDS

1992-1994 Institute for Disability and Human Development Graduate Fellowship, UIC.

1992 Selected to represent the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and Health at the 16th Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference.

1990-1991 Maternal Child Health (MCH) Long-term Traineeship in an Interdisciplinary Training Program for Developmental Disorders, University Affiliated Cincinnati Center for Developmental Disorders (UACCDD).

1989-1990 Public Health Service National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Educational Resource Center Traineeship in Occupational Health Nursing.

THESIS/DISSERTATION

Marks, B.A. (1996). Conceptualizations of Health among Adults with Intellectual Impairments, Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, University of Illinois at Chicago. Dissertation Abstracts International. Volume: 57-11, Section: B, page: 6877.

Marks, B.A. (1991). Revision and Pilot Testing of a Decision-Making Questionnaire for Adults with Mental Retardation, Unpublished Masters Thesis, University of Cincinnati.


Ongoing Research Support

ICDD2007 Marks (PI) 7-1-07 to 6-30-08 $48,500

Midwest Roybal Center for Health Promotion and Behavior Change: Midwest Roybal Center Pilot Competition

Continuity of Care for People Aging with I/DD: A Pilot Training Program

Role: Principal Investigator

ICDD2007 Marks (PI) 6-1-07 to 5-31-08 $40,000

Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities

Building Capacity among Pediatric Residents to Promote Health Advocacy among Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Role: Principal Investigator/Project Director

CCT2005 Marks (PI) 4-1-07 to 3-30-08 $37,100

Partnership with NorthPointe Resources Inc. (Baxter Foundation)

Health and Wellness Capacity Building Project: “Getting the Memo”

Role: Principal Investigator/Project Director

H133B031134 Heller (PI) 10-1-03 to 9-30-08 $3,749,990

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities

Role: Associate Director for Research

H133B031134 Marks (PI) 10-1-03 to 9-30-08 $50,000

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

Healthy Communities for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Evaluating the Efficacy of Two Train-the-Trainer Approaches (Paper-Based and Web-Based) Information about the project can be found at www.uic.edu/orgs/rrtcamr/research1.html).

Role: Principal Investigator/Project Director

2005-2270 Heller (PI) 9-1-06 to 12-31-07 $5,000

Easter Seals

Health Promotion for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)

Role: Co-principal Investigator/Project Director

Research Proposals in Review

N/A


COMPLETED Research Support

NOND2005 Marks (PI) 6-1-05 to 12-31-06 $6,000

The Chicago Community Trust

National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities (NOND) Internet Resource Clearinghouse:
Regional Demonstration Project

Role: Principal Investigator. Developed and implemented three online surveys for nursing faculty, students with disabilities, and nurses with disabilities.

CCT2005 McCulloh (PI) 6-1-05 to 12-31-06 $35,000

The Chicago Community Trust

National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities (NOND) Internet Resource Clearinghouse:
Regional Demonstration Project

Role: Co-principal Investigator

P30 AG22849-01 Heller (PI) 10-1-04 to 9-30-06 $50,000

National Institute on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Health Promotion for People with Intellectual Disabilities: Train-the-Trainer Dissemination
Pilot Project (Evaluating Paper-Based and Web-Based Approaches)

Role: Co-principal Investigator/Project Director

2005-2270 Heller (PI) 9-1-04 to 12-31-05 $10,000

Easter Seals

Unified Approach to Healthy Lifestyles for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)

Role: Co-principal Investigator/Project Director

558367-19110 Heller (PI) 11-1-03 to 10-31-05 $50,000

Special Olympics International

Evaluation of National Special Olympics Healthy Athlete Pilot Projects

Role: Co-principal Investigator/Project Director

558447-19110 Heller (PI) 1-1-04 to 12-31-05 $102,888

The Retirement Research Foundation

Health Promotion for Adults Aging with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Train-the-Trainer Capacity Building Project (Evaluating Paper-Based and Web-Based Approaches)

Role: Co-principal Investigator/Project Director

PA-01-080 Marks (PI) 5-1-02 to 12-1-03 $106,364

National Institute on Aging (NIA), Research Supplement for Individuals with Disabilities.

The goal of this study is to examine the outcomes of a health promotion/education curriculum.

Role: Principal Investigator


Completed Research Support, cont.

AL2002 Triano (PI) 5/1/02-10/31/03 $8,000

Department of Labor

YIELD (Youth for Integration through Education, Leadership and Discovery) THE POWER. Role: Principal Investigator/Consultant – Evaluated YIELD Project

T32 NRO7079 McElmurry (PI) 6/1/97-5/31/00

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Postdoctoral Research Training in Primary Health Care. Award # T32 NRO7079. Community assessment regarding the experiences of disabled people in an Illinois community.

Role: Postdoctoral Fellow

5 F31 NR07017-02 Marks (PI) / Cowell (Advisor) 5/1/94-8/31/96 ($21,000/year)

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), National Research Service Award (NRSA) Pre-doctoral Research Training Grant.

Conceptualization of health among adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Scholarly Communications/Electronic Publications

Refereed Publications

Marks, B. (2007). Cultural Competence Revisited: Nursing Students with Disabilities. Journal of Nursing Education, 46(2), 70-74.

Heller, T., Hsieh, K., Marks, B., & Sisirak, J. (2005). 1st IASSID Asian-Pacific Conference Taipei, Taiwan June 12-15, 2005 Abstracts. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities 2 (3-4), 176–220.

Marks, B.A. & Heller, T. (2003). Bridging the equity gap: Health promotion for adults with developmental disabilities. Nursing Clinics of North America, 38(2), 205-228.

Marks, B.A., Brown, A., Hahn, J.E. & Heller, T. (2003). Nursing Care Resources for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities across the Lifespan. Nursing Clinics of North America, 38(2), 373-393.

Ailey, S. Marks, B.A., & Hahn, J.E. (2003). Promoting Sexuality Across the Lifespan for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Nursing Clinics of North America, 38(2), 229-252.

Heller, T., Ying, G., Rimmer, J.H., & Marks, B.A. (2002). Determinants of exercise in adults with cerebral palsy. Public Health Nursing 2002; 19(3):223-31.

Norr, K.F., McElmurry, B.J., Slutas, F.M., Christiansen, C.D., Marks, B.A., & Misner, S.J. (2001) Mobilizing Lithuanian health professionals as community peer leaders for AIDS prevention: An international primary health care collaboration. Nursing and Health Care Perspectives, 22(3), 140-145.

Marks, B.A. (2000). Jumping Through Hoops and Walking on Egg Shells or Discrimination, Hazing, and Abuse of Students with Disabilities? Journal of Nursing Education, 39(5), 205-210.

Refereed Publications, cont.

Morris, W.R., Conrad, K.M., Marcantonio, R.J., Marks, B.A., & Ribisl, K. (1999). Do blue-collar workers perceive the worksite health climate differently than white-collar workers? American Journal of Health Promotion, 13(6), 319-24.

Fujiura, G.T., Fitzsimons, N., Marks, B.A., & Chicoine, B. (1997). Predictors of BMI among adults with Down Syndrome: The social context of health promotion. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 18(4), 261-274.

Fox, P.G., Cowell, J.M., Montgomery, A.C., & Marks, B.A. (1996). Premigration violence experience of Southeast Asian refugee children in the U.S.A. The International Journal of Psychiatric Nursing Research, 2, 211-223.

Rimmer, J.H., Braddock, D., & Marks, B.A. (1995). Health characteristics and behaviors of adults with mental retardation residing in three living arrangements. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 16, 489-499.

Non-Refereed Publications

Published Abstracts

Marks, B.A., McCulloh, Carroll, S.M. (2006). Enriching Cultural Diversity in the Nursing Profession: Nurses with Disabilities, INA Illinois Nurse, February/March.

Carroll, S.M., Evans, B., McCulloh, K., Marks, B., & Smith, M. (2005). Book Review: Nursing Students with Disabilities: Change the Course, by Donna Maheady, AHEAD (Association on Higher Education and Disability) Alert Newsletter, November.

Compact Disk Production

Exercise and Nutrition Health Education Curriculum for Adults with Developmental Disabilities Beth Marks, Tamar Heller, & Jasmina Sisirak (2006) Revised 3rd Edition. Compact Disk.

 

Videotape Productions

 

Evans, B.C., Marks, B., & Donahue, P. (Post-production). Working title: Many Voices, One Song. Data-based video for nurse educators seeking to recruit and retain students with disabilities.

 

Newspaper/Periodical Interviews

 

Minority Nurse. Nurses with Disabilities. Interview with Ruth Carol. Available on-line at www.minoritynurse.com/features/nurse_emp/01-27-02h.html


BOOKS, BOOK CHAPTERS, MONOGRAPHS, REPORTS

Marks, B., Sisirak, J., & Heller, T. (In Press). Establishing Sustainable Exercise and Nutrition Health Promotion Programs for Adults with Developmental Disabilities. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities, University of Illinois at Chicago. Can be retrieved in part at www.uic.edu/orgs/rrtcamr/hpcurriculum.htm. (In review for publication with Brookes Publishing; web-based version currently being beta tested).

Marks, B., Heller, T., & Sisirak, J. (2006). Exercise and Nutrition Health Education Curriculum for Adults with Developmental Disabilities (3rd ed.). Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities, University of Illinois at Chicago. Information can be found at www.uic.edu/orgs/rrtcamr/HP_Curriculum/Introduction.pdf. (In review for publication with Brookes Publishing).

Solheim, K. & Marks, B. (2005). Feasibility study report: Advancing nursing education at Bel-Air Hospital. The Global Health Leadership Office/WHO Collaborating Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Marks, B., Sisirak, J., Schmalzriedt, A. & Heller, T. (2005). Engagement Through Fitness: Training Manual. Special Olympics International and Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Marks, B., Heller, T., Sisirak, J., Hsieh, K. & Pastorfield, C. (2005). Health Promotion Pilot Programs Evaluation: Improving Athletes’ Health – Final Report, Special Olympics International, Washington, DC.

Eder, K., Marks, B., Heller, T., & Johnson, J. (2005). Creativity, Independence and Meaning: Training Modules & Activities for Centers Serving Younger Adults, Easter Seals, Washington, DC.

Sisirak, J. & Marks, B. (2005). Physical Testing Procedure Manual. Chicago: Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Heller, T., Marks, B., & Ailey, S. (2004). Exercise and Nutrition Health Education Curriculum for Adults with Developmental Disabilities (2nd ed.). Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Hahn, J.E. & Marks, B.A. (Eds). (2003). Promoting Health across the Lifespan for Persons with Developmental Disabilities. Special Issue for Nursing Clinics of North America, 38(2).

McElmurry, B.J., Marks, B.A., & Cianelli, R. (2002). Primary Health Care in the Americas: Conceptual Framework, Experiences, Challenges and Perspectives. Monograph prepared for the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization.

Heller, T. & Marks, B. (2002). Health promotion and women. In P.N. Walsh & T. Heller, T.(Eds.). Health of Women with Intellectual Disabilities. Oxford: Blackwell Science Publishing, pp 170-189.

Ailey, S. H., Marks, B., Heller, T. Evaluation of two self-report depression measures for adults with Down syndrome. The NADD Bulletin 2002; 5: 71-75.

Heller, T., Marks, B., & Ailey, S. (2001). Exercise and Nutrition Health Education Curriculum for Adults with Developmental Disabilities. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities, University of Illinois at Chicago.

BOOKS, BOOK CHAPTERS, MONOGRAPHS, REPORTS, cont.

Marks, B.A. (2000). Experiences of People with Disabilities in Evanston, Illinois. Monograph. Sycamore, Il.: Barnaby, Inc.

Cowell, J.M. & Marks, B.A. (1997). Health behaviors in adolescents. In Gouchman, D., Handbook of health behaviors III, Demography, development and diversity. Plenum Publishing, N.Y.

REFEREED/INVITED PODIUM/POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Podium Presentations

Marks, B., Sisirak, J., Heller, T., Riley, B. (November 6, 2007). Impact of a Train-the-Trainer Program on the Psychosocial Health Status of Staff Supporting Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, American Public Health Association, 135rd Annual Meeting & Exposition, Washington, DC.

Marks, B. & Sisirak, J. (November 12, 2007). Implementing Health Promotion Programs for Adults with Developmental Disabilities (DD). Illinois Recreational Therapy Association Conference, Alsip, Illinois.

Marks, B. (May 21-22, 2007). State of the Science in Aging with DD: Charting Lifespan Trajectories and Supportive Environments for Healthy Community Living. Strand Leader for the Health Care Services, Health Promotion Needs, and Health Literacy Section. A Pre-Conference Symposium on Aging at the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 131st Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia.

Marks, B. & Sisirak, J. (January 11, 2007). Implementing Health Promotion Programs for Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Is Your Organization Ready? 5th Annual QMRP Leadership Conference, Alsip, Illinois.

Marks, B., Sisirak, J., Heller, T., & Riley, B. (November 6, 2006). Efficacy of a Train-the-Trainer Program to Improve Health Status for People with I/DD, American Public Health Association, 134rd Annual Meeting & Exposition, Boston, Mass.

Sisirak, J., Marks, B., Riley, B., & Heller, T. (November 7, 2006). Learning Through Pictures: Nutrition and physical activity health literacy intervention for adults with I/DD, American Public Health Association, 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition, Boston, Mass.

Heller, T., Marks, B., Pastorfield, C., Sisirak, J., & Hsieh, K., (November 8, 2006). Outcomes of five community-based health promotion programs across the U.S. for athletes with intellectual disabilities, American Public Health Association, 134rd Annual Meeting & Exposition, Boston, Mass.

Marks, B., Sisirak, J., & Brinkmeier (October 18, 2006). IARF Innovations Conference Adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities: Promoting Healthy Aging, Springfield, Illinois.

Marks, B. & Sisirak, J. (February 15, 2006). Health Promotion, Practical Approaches to Working with Adults Aging with DD, Chicago, Illinois.

Heller, T., Marks, B., Sisirak, J., & Hsieh, K. (December 15, 2005). Health Promotion Pilot Programs Evaluation: Improving Athletes’ Health, Special Olympics International, Washington, DC.

Podium Presentations, cont.

Marks, B., Sisirak, J., Heller, T., Hsieh, K. (December 12, 2005). Health Status, Perceptions, and Behavior of Staff Working with People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, American Public Health Association, 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA.

Sisirak, J., Marks, B., & Heller, T. (December 12, 2005). Reliability of adapted Nutrition and Activity Knowledge Scale for people with intellectual disabilities, American Public Health Association, 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA.

Marks, B. (December 2, 2005). Including Students with Disabilities: A Paradigm Shift, 2005 Baccalaureate Education Conference, Creating Our Preferred Future: Turning Challenges Into Opportunities, Chicago, Illinois.

Marks, B. & Sisirak, J. (September 22, 2005). Keynote Presentation. Health Education to Support Age-Related Physical and Cognitive Changes Among Persons with Developmental Disabilities, Project Renew, Milwaukee Training Initiative, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Marks, B. & Sisirak, J. (September 22, 2005). Starting an Exercise and Nutrition Health Education Program for Adults with Developmental Disabilities, Project Renew, Milwaukee Training Initiative, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Marks, B. (June 24, 2005). Promoting Healthy Aging for Persons with Developmental Disabilities: What You Can Do. Health and Health Care For Persons with Developmental Disabilities Across The Lifespan, Asheville, North Carolina.

Marks, B. (June 24, 2005). The Role of Health Professionals in The Lives of Persons With Disabilities: Keys To Access, Communication & Progress. Health and Health Care For Persons with Developmental Disabilities Across The Lifespan, Asheville, North Carolina.

Marks, B. (June 24, 2005). Putting It All Together: Achieving Healthy Lifestyles - A Panel Discussion. Health and Health Care For Persons with Developmental Disabilities Across The Lifespan, Asheville, North Carolina.

Heller, T., Hsieh, K., Marks, B., & Sisirak, J. (June 12-15, 2005). Health Promotion for Adults Aging with I/DD. 1st IASSID Asian-Pacific Conference Taipei, Taiwan.

Marks, B. (May 26, 2005). Weighing in on Obesity for Persons with Developmental Disabilities. Illinois DHS 2005 Clinical Updates Conference, Springfield, Illinois.

Marks, B. & Sisirak, J. (May 5, 2005). Age-Related Changes for Adults with Developmental Disabilities, Search Developmental Center, Chicago, Illinois.

Solheim, K. & Marks, B. (December 18, 2004). Feasibility Study: Advancing Nursing Education at Bel-Air Hospital, S.N.D.T. Women’s University, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Marks, B. (October 8, 2004). Sexuality among Individuals with DD - A Litmus Test for Our Generation. Florida Association of Support Coordinators Annual Meeting and Conference, Tampa, Florida.

Marks, B. & Hsieh, K. (October 1, 2004). Alzheimer Disease: Overview, Diagnosis And Assessment. Avenues to Independence Staff training, Wheeling, Illinois.

Marks, B. (September 21, 2004). Physical activity and health education for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. MARO Employment and Training Association Conferences, Okomos, Michigan.

Heller, T., Hsieh, K., Marks, B., & Rimmer, J. (June 14-19, 2004). Exercise Adherence and Outcomes after Exercise and Health Education Program for Adults with Down Syndrome. International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability 12th World Congress, Montepellier, France.

Podium Presentations, cont.

Heller, T., Hsieh, K., Marks, B., Rimmer, J. (June, 2004). Short- and Long-Term Outcomes of an Exercise and Health Education Program for Adults with Down Syndrome, AAMR 2004 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Heller, T., Marks, B., Pastorfield, C., Wagner, M., Corbin, S., Hsieh, K., & Sisirak, J. (June, 2004). Evaluation of the Special Olympics International Health Promotion Pilot Projects, AAMR 2004 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Heller, T. & Marks, B. (May 25, 2004). Wellness in Developmental Disabilities Populations, Clinical Updates Conference, Southern Illinois University, Springfield, IL.

Dodge, K., Rastetter, D., McKee, M., Harris, R., Marks, B., & Smith, M. (April, 24 2004). Accessing Health Care: We’re Not Just Consumers Anymore, Postsecondary Education Programs Network (PEPNet) 2004 Conference, Planning for Success: Initiatives for Positive Outcomes, Pittsburgh, PA.

Marks, B., (April 18, 2004). Developing Healthy Lifestyles: Misericordia Health Promotion Program. Presentation for the Misericordia Family Association meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

Heller, T., Marks, B., Hsieh, K. & Rimmer, J. (June, 2003). Health promotion for adults with Down syndrome: Outcomes of an exercise and health behavior education program. Society for Disability Studies Annual Meeting, Bethesda, MD.

Heller, T., Hsieh, K. & Marks, B. (May, 2003). Health Promotion and Health Status of Men and Women with Down Syndrome, AAMR 2003 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Marks, B.A. (April 10, 2003). Paper Response Nursi