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Shannon Márquez, PhD, MEng

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Vice Provost and Clinical Professor
Environmental and Occupational Health
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BS, Mechanical Engineering, Prairie View A&M University; MEng, Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University; PhD, Environmental Sciences & Engineering, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health


As a “public health engineer,” Dr.Márquez has garnered local, national and international recognition for research and practice in the field of global environmental health; water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); and sustainable solutions to address the environmental burden of disease and health disparities in developing countries. Her international work focuses on health systems strengthening and capacity-building in global health, and she has held distinguished international faculty appointments in global health at The University of The Gambia; the Université Gaston- Berger de Saint-Louis in Senegal; and as a Erasmus Mundus Scholar at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique (or EHESP, The French School of Public Health), and the University of Sheffield (UK) School of Health and Health Related Research (ScHARR). Dr. Márquez i the Director of the Dornsife Global Development Scholars Program, which leverages an exciting capacity-building partnership between Drexel and World Vision International to provide training in WASH, global health, and international development and funding for faculty/student research and student field experiences in 24 countries across Sub- Saharan Africa. She teaches graduate courses in WASH, global health ethics, public health in developing countries and maternal and child health, and helps support a number of research and training activities in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa on behalf of Drexel. 

Research Interests

  • WASH and the nexus food security, climate change and health
  • Water-related illnesses and the environmental burden of disease
  • MHM and WASH in schools
  • Agricultural Health
  • Hygiene promotion and community-led sanitation interventions
  • Gender and Water
  • Environmental Exposures
  • Global Health or International Health
  • eHealth or mHealth
  • Health Disparities
  • Infectious Disease
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Health
  • Public Health Ethics
  • Public Health Practice


Alexandre Delamou, Bienvenu Salim Camara, Sidikiba Sidibé, Jean Pe Kolié, Achille Diona Guemou, Maya Ronse, Almudena Marie-Saez, Shannon Marquez,Therese Delvaux and Johan van Griensven.  Profile and reintegration experiences of Ebola survivors in Guinea. Trop Med Int Health. 2017 March; 22(3):254-260.

Newcomer E, Boyd C, Marquez S, Opong E, and Holm R, 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, Márquez 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.

Seriki O, Seriki O, Robinson I, Rich J, Marquez S, and Badgie K.  Advancing mHealth in Rural Gambia:  The Improvement of Dental Health Practices Using FrontlineSMS and the Enhancement of Vaccine Inventory Control at Rural MCH Trekking Sites.  J of SNMA. June 2014:31-37.

Márquez SP and Oluyomi AO. The role of Geographical Information System (GIS) in the Design of a Methodology for Examining Environmental Disparities in the Philadelphia Community (National Environmental Public Health Conference: Healthy People in a Healthy Environment). Public Health Reports June, 2010.

Oluyomi AO and Márquez SP. Teasing out the Facts on the Potential Health Impacts of Climate Variability and Change: Assessing the Weight of Evidence (National Environmental Public Health Conference: Healthy People in a Healthy Environment. Public Health Reports June, 2010.

Kuye, R., Donham KJ, Marquez SP, Sanderson WT, Fuortes LJ, Rautiainen R, Jones ML, and Culp K. Pesticide Handling and Exposures Among Cotton Farmers in The Gambia. J of Agromedicine. 2007; 12(3):57-69.