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Biographical Sketch: Stephen Marcus, Ph.D.

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Stephen Marcus, Ph.D., is a program director in the Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences. Marcus is developing and leading a new extramural research program focused on social and behavioral modeling, but also looking more broadly at systems science approaches to health. He also leads predoctoral T32 and K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Awards in biostatistics and bioinformatics and computational biology and the Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Awards (K25) program.

Before coming to NIGMS, he served as a senior epidemiologist in the Tobacco Control Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences for the National Cancer Institute. He earned a B.S. in public health engineering and health sciences from Northwestern University, an M.P.H. in epidemiology and medical care administration from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

To contact Marcus, send email to or call 301-451-6446.

If you’re a reporter wishing to interview Marcus, contact the NIGMS Office of Communications and Public Liaison at or call 301-496-7301.​​

This page last reviewed on May 23, 2018