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Shannon Márquez, PhD, MEng

Shannon Marquez

Associate Professor, Director of Global Public Health Initiatives
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


Dr. Márquez is an accomplished educator, researcher, administrator and “public health engineer,” who has garnered local, national and international recognition for research and practice in the field of global environmental health. Her international areas of focus include safe water systems, health systems strengthening and health governance, and agricultural health. Dr. Márquez also lead research on sustainable solutions to address the environmental burden of disease and health disparities in developing countries of Africa, and has also worked in Asia, and Latin America and underserved communities in the United States.

Prior to joining Drexel, Dr. Márquez was the associate dean for academic and faculty affairs, and associate professor of health policy and public health, at the Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy at the University of the Sciences.

She has also held positions at The University of Iowa College of Public Health, The University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston School of Public Health, and at Temple University, where she was the MPH program director and founding director of the Temple Center for Global Health. Dr. Márquez has served on the Association of Schools of Public Health Diversity and Global Health committees and is a Council on Education for Public Health trained site visitor.

She is also a member of the Philadelphia Board of Health, Board of Scientific Councilors at the Centers for Disease Control, and Agency for Toxic Substance Disease Registry.

Dr. Marquez holds a PhD in environmental sciences and engineering from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, a Masters in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University.

Research Interests

  • Agricultural safety
  • Health Disparities
  • Environmental health
  • International health


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.