Marlon Maus MD, DrPH, FACS

Assistant Adjunct Professor
Education: 
  • Post-doctorate studies in Aging and Public Health - University of California, Berkeley
  • DrPH - University of California, Berkeley
  • MPH - University of California, Berkeley
  • Fellowship in Oculoplastics - Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard University
  • Fellowship in Orbital Disease - Wills Eye Hospital
  • Residency in Ophthalmology - Wills Eye Hospital
  • Internship - Medical Center of Delaware
  • MD - Jefferson Medical College
  • BA (Honors) - Brown University
Courses: 
  • PH 150E
  • PH 217C
Research Interests: 

My public health research has focused on the relationship between public health and the built environment and aging. Visual disability is one of my main areas of concentration. I am currently designing, conducting, and implementing several studies with Professor William Satariano; these include a significant emphasis on wayfinding technologies that may contribute to healthy aging.

Research Description: 

Investigating ways to improve healthy aging and visual disabilities through the use of technology.

Current Projects: 
  • WordWalk with Professor Satariano to design and implement the use of mobile app to encourage walking and cognitive engagement of older adults.
  • Design and test a module for use in transitional medical care models from hospital to community.

 

Selected Publications: 

Maus, M. Lindeman, D. Satariano, W.  Wayfinding, Mobility, and Technology for an Aging Society. In: Community Wayfinding: Integrating Diverse Perspectives. Hunter, R. Beltza, B. Anderson, L. Springer Publishing. 2015.

Satariano, W. Maus, M., Eds. Aging, Place, and Health: A Global Perspective. Jones and Bartlett, 2016. In preparation. Submitted for publication.

Maus, M. Belza, B. Chi, N. Hunter, R. Mullen, S. Satariano, W.  Wayfinding Technologies for Older Adults with Visual Impairments: A Review of the Literature and Ideas on Future Directions. Commentary. Under final revision for publication in the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

Satariano, W. Maus, M.  Frail Elderly. Oxford Bibliographies, 2013. Available at www.oxfordbibliographies.com

Jackson, R. Maus M. Healthy Places. In: Guenther, R. Vittori, G, Eds. Sustainable Healthcare Architecture. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, 2008, pp. 29-37.

Catalano, R. Maus, M. Economic Antecedents of Temporal Variation in the Incidence of Ocular Trauma. Ophthalmic Epidemiology. 11(4):279-289. October 2004.

Biography: 

I was born and raised in Mexico before coming to the U.S. to pursue an undergraduate degree. I am a board-certified ophthalmologist and a DrPH. I was formerly at Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, where I was a practicing surgeon and Director of the Residency Program and the Emergency Department. At Wills, I taught residents, medical students, and other physicians oculoplastic surgery and ophthalmology. I have held various positions in national professional  organizations related to medical education, including the American Council of Graduate Medical Education, the American Medical Association, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Becoming increasingly interested in research and a public health perspective to address health problems, I came to the School of Public Health at University of California, Berkeley, where I obtained first an MPH degree and then a DrPH degree. My public health research has focused on the relationship between public health and the built environment and aging. Visual disability is one of my main areas of concentration. I am currently designing, conducting, and implementing several studies with Professor William Satariano; these include a significant focus on wayfinding technologies that may contribute to healthy aging. 

Profile Updated: March 18, 2019