Marcia S. Wertz, RN, PhD, CCRC
I am interested in prevention of chronic diseases associated with obesity and diabetes through health policy, community-based initiatives, and clinical intervention. I received my doctorate from UCSF after conducting a phenomemological study of obese adolescent females. My current work with the School of Medicine involves managing an array of clinical trials aimed at preserving beta-cell function in persons with type 1 diabetes to improve health outcomes.
- Wertz MS, Nosek M, McNiesh S, Marlow E. (2011). The composite first person narrative: Texture, structure, and meaning in writing phenomenological descriptions. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being, 6(2). PMID: 21499448
- Lenders CM, Feldman HA, Von Scheven E, Merewood A, Sweeney C, Wilson DM, Lee PD, Abrams SH, Gitelman SE, Wertz MS, Klish WJ, Taylor GA, Chen TC, Holick MF, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Research Network Obesity Study Group. (2009). Relation of body fat indexes to vitamin D status and deficiency among obese adolescents. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 90(3), 459-467. PMID: 19640956
- Yerger VB, Wertz M, McGruder C, Froehlicher ES, Malone RE. (2008). Nicotine replacement therapy: Perceptions of African-American smokers seeking to quit. Journal of the National Medical Association, 100(2), 230-236. PMID: 18300540
- von Scheven E, Gordon CM, Wypij D, Wertz M, Gallagher KT, Bachrach L. (2006). Variable deficits of bone mineral despite chronic glucocorticoid therapy in pediatric patients with inflammatory diseases: A Glaser Pediatric Research Network study. Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism, 19(6), 821- 830. PMID: 16886590