CHPR Staff Bios
Maria Marois, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Maria Marois joined the Center in June 2013 as project manager of the Personalized Research for Monitoring Pain Treatment (PREEMPT) Study. The study is assessing the effect of using a mobile phone application to assist chronic pain patients in collecting and understanding information about their pain and related symptoms. The overall goal of the study is to improve participatory decision making between clinicians and patients. Maria began her career at UC Davis in 1992 as a health educator for the Center for Aging and Health. In 1998 she joined the Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety at UC Davis and coordinated the Study of Agricultural Lung Disease (SALUD), a study examining paraquat exposure among agricultural workers in Costa Rica. Prior to joining the research team at CHPR, she served as project manager for the MICASA study, a cohort investigation of occupational and environmental health risks in farm worker families (2005-2013). She holds a PhD in epidemiology from UC Davis and received her MPH with an emphasis in health promotion from San Diego State University.