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Farah A Ramirez-Marrero
Title Professor
Faculty Rank Professor
Degree PhD, MSc
Institution University of Puerto Rico
Department Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation & Sports Health
Clusters HIV/AIDS
UPR-Medical Sciences Campus
School of Medicine
City San Juan
State PR
Postal Code 00936-5067
Telephone 787-602-0088
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  Area of Expertise: Physical Activity.

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  Research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

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2005University of Puerto Rico-Roswell Park Cancer Partnersh*5P20CA096257-03
2004University of Puerto Rico-Roswell Park Cancer Partnersh*5P20CA096257-02
2003University of Puerto Rico-Roswell Park Cancer Partnersh*1P20CA096257-01A1

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1. Ramírez-Marrero FA, Santana-Bagur JL, Joyner MJ, Rodríguez-Zayas J, Frontera W. Metabolic syndrome in relation to cardiorespiratory fitness, active and sedentary behavior in HIV+ Hispanics with and without lipodystrophy. P R Health Sci J. 2014 Dec; 33(4):163-9.
2. Ramirez-Marrero FA, Edens KL, Joyner MJ, Curry TB. Predicted vs. Actual Resting Energy Expenditure and Activity Coefficients: Post-Gastric Bypass, Lean and Obese Women. Obes Control Ther. 2014; 1(2):1-7.
3. Mansilla-Rivera I, Nazario CM, Ramírez-Marrero FA, Crespo CJ, Rodríguez-Sierra CJ. Assessing arsenic exposure from consumption of seafood from Vieques-Puerto Rico: a pilot biomonitoring study using different biomarkers. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol. 2014 Feb; 66(2):162-75.
4. Becerra JM, Reis RS, Frank LD, Ramirez-Marrero FA, Welle B, Arriaga Cordero E, Mendez Paz F, Crespo C, Dujon V, Jacoby E, Dill J, Weigand L, Padin CM. Transport and health: a look at three Latin American cities. Cad Saude Publica. 2013 Apr; 29(4):654-66.
5. Ramirez-Marrero FA, Miles J, Joyner MJ, Curry TB. Self-reported and objective physical activity in postgastric bypass surgery, obese and lean adults: association with body composition and cardiorespiratory fitness. J Phys Act Health. 2014 Jan; 11(1):145-51.
6. Smit E, Crespo CJ, Michael Y, Ramirez-Marrero FA, Brodowicz GR, Bartlett S, Andersen RE. The effect of vitamin D and frailty on mortality among non-institutionalized US older adults. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2012 Sep; 66(9):1024-8.
7. Tudor-Locke C, Craig CL, Aoyagi Y, Bell RC, Croteau KA, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Ewald B, Gardner AW, Hatano Y, Lutes LD, Matsudo SM, Ramirez-Marrero FA, Rogers LQ, Rowe DA, Schmidt MD, Tully MA, Blair SN. How many steps/day are enough? For older adults and special populations. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2011 Jul 28; 8:80.
8. de la Torre CL, Ramírez-Marrero FA, Martínez LR, Nevárez C. Predicting resting energy expenditure in healthy Puerto Rican adults. J Am Diet Assoc. 2010 Oct; 110(10):1523-6.
9. Ramírez-Marrero FA, Smit E, De La Torre-Feliciano T, Pérez-Irizarry J, Miranda S, Cruz M, Figueroa-Vallés NR, Crespo CJ, Nazario CM. Risk of cancer among Hispanics with AIDS compared with the general population in Puerto Rico: 1987-2003. P R Health Sci J. 2010 Sep; 29(3):256-64.
10. Ramírez-Marrero FA, De Jesús E, Santana-Bagur J, Hunter R, Frontera W, Joyner MJ. Prevalence of cardiometabolic risk factors in Hispanics living with HIV. Ethn Dis. 2010; 20(4):423-8.
11. Ramirez-Marrero FA, Charkoudian N, Hart EC, Schroeder D, Zhong L, Eisenach JH, Joyner MJ. Cardiovascular dynamics in healthy subjects with differing heart rate responses to tilt. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2008 Nov; 105(5):1448-53.
12. Ramírez-Marrero FA, Rivera-Brown AM, Nazario CM, Rodríguez-Orengo JF, Smit E, Smith BA. Self-reported physical activity in Hispanic adults living with HIV: comparison with accelerometer and pedometer. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2008 Jul-Aug; 19(4):283-94.
13. Rivera-Brown AM, Ramírez-Marrero FA, Wilk B, Bar-Or O. Voluntary drinking and hydration in trained, heat-acclimatized girls exercising in a hot and humid climate. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2008 May; 103(1):109-16.
14. Ramírez-Marrero FA, Charkoudian N, Zhong L, Hesse C, Eisenach JH. Balance between sympathetic response to head-up tilt and cardiac vagal factors in healthy humans. Clin Auton Res. 2007 Aug; 17(4):227-30.
15. Han D, Nie J, Bonner MR, McCann SE, Muti P, Trevisan M, Ramirez-Marrero FA, Vito D, Freudenheim JL. Lifetime adult weight gain, central adiposity, and the risk of pre- and postmenopausal breast cancer in the Western New York exposures and breast cancer study. Int J Cancer. 2006 Dec 15; 119(12):2931-7.
16. Smit E, Crespo CJ, Semba RD, Jaworowicz D, Vlahov D, Ricketts EP, Ramirez-Marrero FA, Tang AM. Physical activity in a cohort of HIV-positive and HIV-negative injection drug users. AIDS Care. 2006 Nov; 18(8):1040-5.
17. Ramírez-Marrero FA, Smith BA, Meléndez-Brau N, Santana-Bagur JL. Physical and leisure activity, body composition, and life satisfaction in HIV-positive Hispanics in Puerto Rico. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2004 Jul-Aug; 15(4):68-77.
18. Ramírez-Marrero FA, Smith BA, Kirby TE, Leenders N, Sherman WM. Evaluation of a step-counter during treadmill walking in 7-12 year old African-American children. J Natl Black Nurses Assoc. 2002 Jul; 13(1):1-5.

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