Career Stories - Marie Marquis

Marie Marquis PhD, RD
Leader in Nutrition Research

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PhD, RD Marie Marquis received a Bachelor of Nutrition and a Master of Health Services Administration from Université de Montréal. She also has a Doctorate in Administrative Sciences from Université du Québec à Montréal.
She is currently an associate professor in the Department of Nutrition at Université de Montréal. Her interests lie in such areas as the dietary motivations and behaviours of youth; the dietary practices of families; the evolution of diets through the analysis of written documents (articles, advertisements, official publications, cookbooks) that cover all of 20th-century Quebec; as well as innovative qualitative approaches (e.g., photography, content analysis).
Her interest in studying the multiple components of eating habits, such as food, nutrition, and the act of cooking and eating, has allowed her to draw from various disciplines in order to develop innovative research methods. She also has the opportunity to work with passionate people in a multi-disciplinary setting and to meet professionals with complementary views, particularly those from the fields of nursing, pediatrics and even design. These interactions then allow her to integrate new ways of thinking into her research and teaching.
"I am satisfied when I can successfully communicate to students the importance of understanding eating behaviours and when this understanding inspires them in their professional lives and sparks their interest in research," said Marie. "I also take satisfaction in having my research findings or concerns put into layperson's terms for the public. Research and teaching allow me to be creative and to learn on a constant basis."