Marquis Hawkins

  • Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Dr. Marquis Hawkins’s research aims to advance our understanding of how to promote maternal health during the perinatal period. Specifically, he examines the interrelationship of physical activity and sleep during, and after pregnancy and the independent and joint relationship, these health behaviors have with maternal health outcomes. His current career development award involves identifying distinct patterns of change (i.e., trajectories) of sleep and physical activity after childbirth and describing their relationship with postpartum weight retention.


2005 | Indiana University of Pennsylvania | BS, Exercise Science
2010 | University of Pittsburgh | PhD, Epidemiology


EPIDEM 2186: Introduction to R
EPIDEM 2230: Advanced Topics in Epidemiology

Professional Service

Sleep Research Society
Society for Behavioral Medicine
Society for Epidemiologic Research
American College of Sports Medicine

  • 2018 Trainee Travel Award, Sleep Research Network Annual Meeting
  • 2017 PRIDE Behavioral Sleep Medicine Scholar, New York University
Selected Publications

Hawkins M, Marcus B, Pekow P, Rosal MC, Tucker KL, Spencer RMC, Chasan-Taber L. Physical activity and sleep quality and duration among Hispanic postpartum women at risk for type 2 diabetes: Estudio PARTO. Sleep Health. 2019 Jun 3;. doi: 10.1016/j.sleh.2019.04.003. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31171492.

Hawkins M, Marcus B, Pekow P, Rosal MC, Tucker KL, Spencer RMC, Chasan-Taber L.Physical Activity and Sleep Quality and Duration During Pregnancy Among Hispanic Women: Estudio PARTO. Behav Sleep Med. 2018 Sep 25;:1-14. doi: 10.1080/15402002.2018.1518225. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30252507.

Hawkins M, Kim Y, Gabriel KP, Rockette-Wagner BJ, Chasan-Taber L. Sedentary behavior patterns in non-pregnant and pregnant women. Prev Med Rep. 2017 Jun;6:97-103. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2017.02.022. eCollection 2017 Jun. PubMed PMID: 28271028; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5338903.

Hawkins M, Chasan-Taber L, Marcus B, Stanek E, Braun B, Ciccolo J, Markenson G.Impact of an exercise intervention on physical activity during pregnancy: the behaviors affecting baby and you study. Am J Public Health. 2014 Oct;104(10):e74-81. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302072. Epub 2014 Aug 14. PubMed PMID: 25122031; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4167076.

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