Before coming to the school, she served as a research psychologist at Butler Hospital and Assistant Professor at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, in Providence, RI. She completed her postdoctoral training in cardiovascular behavioral medicine, psychosocial research, and addiction at Brown University. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Rhode Island. Her research is focused on improving intervention and prevention programs that address the reciprocal relationship between individual, social, and environmental factors in health disparity among minority populations, particularly African American/Black women. Marie is also interested in culturally relevant approaches and novel technology to augment participant engagement and outcome. She is currently working primarily on an NIH-sponsored project, a mobile phone app physical activity program to help Black women to adopt and maintain regular engagement in physical activity.
Behavioral Health Prevention Intervention, Technology Applications to Increase Dissemination and Engagement, Cultural Relevant Approaches