Marks, Ray (rm226)

Ray Marks


Office Location:

527E Building 528

Selected Publications


Marks R. (2015).Anxiety and its impact on osteoarthritis pain: an update.Inpress.J Rheumatic Diseases and Treatment 1:2 

Marks R. (2015). Muscle and muscle mechanism as possible factors leading to osteoarthritis.SM J Orthop, 1(2), 1008. 

Marks R. (2015). Childhood obesity and health literacy.Advances in Obesity, Weight Management, and Control, 3 (3): 00055 

Marks R., & Landaria, M. (2015).Sleep, disturbamces of sleep, stress, and obesity. Journal of Obesity and Eating Disorders, 1(1): 6 

Marks R. (2015).Non operative management of knee osteoarthritis disability.International Journal of Cchronic Diseases & Therapy, 1(2), 9-16 

Marks R .(2015). Muscle spindle and locomotor control. International Journal of Orthopedics, 2(6), 227-231 

Marks R. (2016). Dance-based exercise and its specific effect on depressive symptoms. AIMSMedical Science, 3: 61-76. 

Marks R. (2016). Hip osteoarthritis surgical profiles and morbid obesity.Clinical Case Reports Review, 2(2): 322-326. 

Marks R. (2016). Obesity and food addiction. Advances in Obesity, Weight Management and Control, 4(3):00086 

Marks R. (2016). Diabetes and osteoarthritis. Austin Journal of Endocrinology and Diabetes

Marks R. (2016). Prevalence of anxiety symptoms and its impact in people with osteoarthritis: an update. Cellular and Molcular Biology 

Marks R. Articular cartilage regeneration. Update. International Journal of Orthopedics. Aug 28, 2017. 4(2), 1-9.

Marks R. Foot orthotics update. Novel Techniques in Arthritis and Bone Research,1 [4], July 27, 2017.

Marks R. Self-efficacy attributes and arthritis disability. EC Orthopedics. Sept 7, 2017, 7 [5], 215-219.

Osteoarthritis, COVID-19 Social Isolation-Impacts, and Counter Solutions. JAHR 3(3), 1-32, Dec 2020

Marks R. Successful Aging and Osteoarthritis. Ch. 30 Vol 2, Curr Issues in Med, Surgery, and Medical Specialities. Bawa et al. [editor]. Jenny Stanford publishers 2021 [ebook] Invited Reprint.


Ray Marks has an extensive history teaching within the Program in Health Education, starting as an Assistant Instructor in 1998, co-teaching with Professor John Allegrante. Her history includes teaching as an Adjunct Assistant Professor (2001-2004). In May 2005, Dr. Marks was promoted to Adjunct Associate Professor. In September 2010, Dr. Marks was promoted to Adjunct Professor. And, as of January 2017 Dr. Marks enjoyed a promotion to Lecturer. Within Teachers College, Dr. Marks received Outstanding Teacher Awards in 2004 and 2005. 


  1. Marks has served as the Director of the Center for Health Promotion, School of Health and Behavioral Sciences, City University of New York, York College—a non-profit Public Health Education Center with a 20 year history of serving the local community 
  2. Ray Marks obtained the degree of Doctor of
    Education in Health Education from the Program in Health Education at Teachers College, Columbia University in 2001. She received her M.Sc. from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada in 1988, as well as her BScPt from Witwatersrand Univ. in South Africa in1972. 

Dr. Marks has expertise in several areas: childhood obesity; health literacy; health promotion and practice; social marketing; social policy and prevention; and self-efficacy and chronic disease prevention. Dr. Marks’ book is entitled Health Literacy in Schools (2013, Emerald Press). See her other selected publications, below:

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