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Beth Marks, PhD, RN
Co-Director

Beth Marks, RN, PhD. As a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Associate Director for Research in the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities (RRTCADD), and President, National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities (NOND).

Beth directs research programs on empowerment and advancement of persons with disabilities. Currently, she is Director of the recently NIH funded HealthMatters Community Academic Partnership (
www.healthmattersprogram.org).

She has published numerous articles and books related to health promotion, health advocacy, and primary health care for people with disabilities. She co-produced with Bronwynne Evans, RN, PhD, FAAN a film entitled Open the Door, Get 'Em a Locker: Educating Nursing Students with Disabilities. She has also authored two books published in 2010 entitled: Health Matters: The Exercise and Nutrition Health Education Curriculum for People with Developmental Disabilities and Health Matters for People with Developmental Disabilities: Creating a Sustainable Health Promotion Program.