Marquisele Mercedes

Predoctoral Trainee in Public Health
Marquisele Mercedes

Marquisele is broadly interested in weight stigma’s connection to the conceptualization and promotion of health in medical care, research, policy, and public health institutions and initiatives. Her analysis of these relationships are heavily influenced by fat studies and scholarship on race/ism. She is currently working on a project for the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance, compiling every long-term care and life insurance policy that does not discriminate by weight.

Scholarly Interests

Weight stigma, Race/ism, Health Inequality, Institutions and Professionals