- 108 Medical Behavioral Science Building
Dr. Marks joined the University of Kentucky Department for Behavioral Science as Research Title Series faculty in July 2017. Prior to this, she completed her post-doctoral training funded by the T32 fellowship supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. In 2017, Dr. Marks began serving as the Project Director for the Kentucky Opioid Response Effort, a SAMHSA-funded grant to the Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities to expand access to a full continuum of high quality, evidence-based opioid prevention, treatment, recovery, and harm reduction services to the Commonwealth. Dr. Marks’ uses human laboratory and community-based research approaches to understand factors supporting recovering outcomes following illicit opioid use. Her research primarily focuses on strength-based factors of rural women. In 2017, Dr. Marks received an intramural petite grant from the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research to examine environmental factors supporting rural women recovering from illicit opioid use. Dr. Marks had two first-author and two co-authored articles appear in print. Dr. Marks presented her research at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence and the Addiction Health Sciences Research Conference and received a travel award for early career investigators. Dr. Marks contributed to the teaching mission of the University of Kentucky by co-teaching BSC 731 (Methods & Technologies in Clinical and Translational Science), guest lecturing, and giving an invited presentation at the University of Illinois, Chicago. She also served as an ad-hoc reviewer for Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, Translational Issues in Psychological Science, and Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.