Terry Marsh

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Senior Policy Analyst
Santa Monica Office

Education

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

Overview

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 disaster preparedness and recovery, public health, HIV prevention, and military health. 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

  • 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
  • Framework for Quality Assessment of Department of Defense Psychological Health System of Care

Selected Publications

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

Languages

Spanish

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