ROBIN L. MARCUS, PhD portrait
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Occupational & Recreational Therapies
  • Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, College Of Health
  • Professor Emeritus, Physical Therapy & Athletic Training

Research Summary

I am especially interested in translating successful laboratory investigations of lifestyle interventions to the community where they can be scaled to the larger population. I serve on the leadership team of the Larry H. and Gail Miller Family Foundation’s Driving Out Diabetes Initiative. I appreciate the value of finding innovative strategies to facilitate self-management and promote healthy lifestyle change for our patients who suffer with chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes.


  • 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, is a Professor of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training 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 University of Utah Health.