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Beth Renee Dail Marshall, DrPH

  • Assistant Scientist

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615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E4612
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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DrPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2011
MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2003


Dr. Marshall is the Associate Director of the Center for Adolescent Health and an Assistant Scientist in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health. Her undergraduate training is in health education and she was a certified K-12 educator in the state of Maryland. Her Masters and Doctoral training (both at the Bloomberg School of Public Health) focused on child health and development particularly how that development is shaped by schools. She has almost two decades of experience collaboratively conducting research and evaluation projects focused on schools and health primarily in urban school settings.

Her particular expertise in evaluating school based programs aimed at improving the academic achievement, social skills, and health of students as well as the practical design of surveys and data collection procedures developed in collaboration with community partners. Through collaborations at Hopkins including the I Rales Center for the Integration of Health and Education and the Hopkins Consortium for School Based Health she has focused on the adaptation of programming for urban youth including recess programs, screening programs, and sexual health education. This adaptation work is driven and supported by the Centers for Disease Control's Prevention Research Program which supports the Center for Adolescent Health at Hopkins where her work focuses on the inclusion of young people in all aspects of Center work from research to dissemination.

Honors and Awards

2019 Excellence in Teaching, Schools and Health

2015-2016 SOURCE Service Learning Service Faculty Fellow

2015 Population, Family, and Reproductive Health Departmental Student Association Mentor Appreciation Award

2008-2009 John and Alice Chenoweth-Pate Fellow

2007 Selected participant at the Quasi-experimental Design and Analysis in Education workshop

2005 – 2006 Maternal and Child Health Section Fellow, American Public Health Association

2003 Delta Omega, Public Health Honor Society

1998 Golden Key Honor Society

1998 Delta Kappa Gamma, Education Honor Society

  • High school Programs
  • School Health
  • adolescent health
  • healthy schools
  • health education
  • sexual health education
  • Middle School programs
  • youth development
  • academic achievement
  • youth voices

Selected publications from the last 20 years

  • Gross, S.M., Biehl, E., Marshall, B., Paige, D.M. and Mmari, K.N. (2018). Role of the elementary school cafeteria environment in fruit, vegetable, and whole grain consumption by 6-8 year-old students. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.
  • Mmari, K., Marshall, B., Lantos, H., Blum, R. (2016) Who Adolescents Trust May Impact their Health: Findings from Baltimore. Journal of Urban Health, 63(3):468-478.
  • Marshall, B. D., Astone, N., Blum, R. W., Jejeebhoy, S., Delany-Moretlwe, S., Brahmbhatt, H.,& Wang, Z. (2014). Social capital and vulnerable urban youth in five global cities. Journal of Adolescent Health, 55: S21-S30
  • Sonenstein, F.L., Marshall, B., Tandon, D. (2011). Employment and Training Programs: A Context for Reaching Out of School Youth with Mental Health and Other Health Programs. Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews, 22(3): 441-457.
  • Hohenemser, L., Marshall, B. (2002). Utilizing a Youth Development Framework to Establish and Maintain a Youth Advisory Committee. Health Promotion Practice, 3(2): 158 –168.