A Fulbright Scholar, Catherine A. Marshall has worked for more than 30 years in the area of chronic illness and disability. Since 2004, her work has focused on cancer as a chronic illness, how cancer may result in disability and/or affect employment and productivity.
In 2007, Marshall was awarded the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Senior Fellowship from the National Cancer Instititute. This work has resulted in a campus-community partnership providing a free service, Un Abrazo Para La Familia, to low income families facing cancer. Dr. Marshall serves as the Director of Psycho-educational Services for Abrazo.
Dr. Marshall is the founder and president of the Women's International Leadership Insitute, a non-profit organization whose purpose it is to benefit low-income women seeking to improve their educational and economic status. In addition, she is also a Senior Scholar with the UA National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health.