Erika Marquez, Ph.D., is an assistant professor for the School of Public Health. Her research focuses on health disparities with an emphasis on the built environment and system-level influences that result in inequities in health. She works on local issues, such as housing quality, housing-related health concerns, and housing equity. Recently, she coordinated COVID-19 education outreach into ethnic minority and underrepresented communities.
Marquez is involved in local, state, regional, and national boards and coalitions. She is a member of the Nevada Minority Health and Equity Coalition and the Nevada Public Health Association. In 2019, she was appointed to serve on the Lead Exposure and Prevention Advisory Committee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help guide federal programs and services, review and identify best practices, identify additional research needs, and identify effective services for communities affected by lead exposure and lead poisoning.