ROBIN L. MARCUS, PhD portrait
  • Chief Wellness Officer, Office Of Sr Vp Health Sci
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Occupational & Recreational Therapies
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Health-Kinesiology-Recreation
  • Professor, Physical Therapy & Athletic Training

Research Summary

Realizing the powerful impact of physical activity and exercise interventions on a variety of health related outcomes in older adults, my research interests revolve around both the mechanisms of how exercise improves health outcomes, and importantly how to bring the benefits of exercise to more older adults in our the communities.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, ESS, University of Utah
  • Master of Science, Health Education, University Of Utah
  • Bachelor of Science, PHTH, University Of Utah


Robin L. Marcus, PT, PhD, OCS, is an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Utah.  She is a Board-Certified Clinical Orthopedic Specialist in Physical Therapy. She is a recognized expert in physical countermeasures in older individuals with a variety of co-morbid conditions. Dr. Marcus completed her PhD in exercise science from the University of Utah in 2001 and completed a 5-year NIH-sponsored training award as a Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) scholar in 2009. She has served as a principal or co-investigator on several intramural and extramural grants.  She is currently the Chief Wellness Officer for the Health Sciences.