Terry Marsh

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Senior Policy Analyst
Santa Monica Office


M.P.H. in health policy and management, University of Arizona; B.A. in philosophy, Ohio State University


Terry Marsh is a senior policy analyst at RAND, with more than 10 years of experience supporting decisionmaking at local to national levels of government, foundations, and non-governmental organizations through analysis, project management, and program evaluation. His research portfolio spans numerous areas including HIV prevention, global health, and disaster preparedness and recovery. In addition to US mainland based work at RAND, Terry served as the Research Coordinator for the Mexico City representative office and deployed to Puerto Rico in support of hurricane recovery. He received an M.P.H with a focus on policy and management from the University of Arizona.

Recent Projects

  • Siempre Seguire
  • Puerto Rico Recovery Plan
  • Functional Analysis of the Behavioral Health Technician Within the Military Health System
  • HIV Game Changers Intervention in Uganda
  • Welcome Baby Implementation and Outcomes Evaluation

Selected Publications

Bogart, L.M., Matovu, J. K. B., Wagner, G. J., Green, H. J., Storholm, E. D., Klein, D. J., Marsh, T., MacCarthy, S., Kambugu, K. , "A Pilot Test of Game Changers, a Social Network Intervention to Empower People with HIV to be Prevention Advocates in Uganda. ," AIDS and Behavior, 2020 (forthcoming)

Cohen, D. A., Han, B., Derose, K. P., Williamson, S., Marsh, T., Raaen, L., & McKenzie, T. L. , "Promoting physical activity in high-poverty neighborhood parks: A cluster randomized controlled trial," Social Science & Medicine, 186, 2017

Marsh T, Derose KP, Rios M, Cohen D, "Promotoras as Data Collectors in a Large Study of Physical Activity in Parks.," Health Promotion Practice, 2015

Marsh T, Derose K, Cohen DA., "Exploring park director roles in community physical activity.," Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 2012

Han B, Cohen DA, Derose KP, Marsh T, Williamson S, Raaen L, "Validation of a New Counter for Direct Observation of Physical Activity in Parks.," Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 2015

Derose KP, Marsh T, Mariscal M, Pina-Cortez S, Cohen DA, "Involving community stakeholders to increase park use and physical activity," Preventive Medicine, 2014

Cohen DA, Marsh T, Williamson S, Derose KP, Martinez H, Setodki C, McKenzie T, "Parks and Physical Activity: Why Are Some Parks Used More Than Others?" Preventive Medicine, 50(Suppl1), 2010

Cohen DA, Golinelli D, Williamson S, Sehgal A, Marsh T, McKenzie TL, "Effects of Park Improvements on Park Use and Physical Activity Policy and Programming Implications," American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 37(6), 2009

Honors & Awards

  • Impact Award 2008, 2010, 2012, RAND
  • Spotlight Award 2014, 2018, RAND
  • Medal Award Key Contributor, RAND