Dr. Marcell’s research focuses on adolescent male reproductive health and access to care. He currently receives extramural funding directly or indirectly from the NIH and DHHS Office of Family Planning to support these activities.
He is currently examining adolescent males’ reproductive needs and barriers to care. He is also co-investigator on a Baltimore City-based collaborative study examining methods to engage young adult males in reproductive health and health care services. He has extensive experience training health professionals on topics such as STDs, adolescent health and male reproductive health.
Dr. Marcell has experience using mixed methodologies, including focus group and in-depth interviewing techniques, person-based longitudinal data analysis, and multilevel modeling. He also has experience examining large datasets on men’s health-related topics, including the National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health, the National Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys, the National Survey of Adolescent Males and the National Survey of Family Growth. He has also been funded through the NIH’s NICHD career development K23 mechanism to study teen males’ barriers and access to reproductive health care.
Hernandez RG, Marcell AV, Garcia J, Amankwah EK, Cheng TL. "Predictors of favorable growth patterns during the obesity epidemic among us school children." Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2015 Feb 16. pii: 0009922815570579. [Epub ahead of print]
Casey FE, Sonenstein FL, Astone NM, Pleck JH, Dariotis JK, Marcell AV. "Family planning and preconception health among men in their mid-30s: Developing indicators and describing need." Am J Mens Health. 2014 Nov 11. pii: 1557988314556670. [Epub ahead of print]
Same RV, Bell DL, Rosenthal SL, Marcell AV. "Sexual and reproductive health care: adolescent and adult men's willingness to talk and preferred approach." Am J Prev Med. 2014 Aug;47(2):175-81. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2014.03.009. Epub 2014 Jun 17.
Gavin L, Moskosky S, Carter M, Curtis K, Glass E, Godfrey E, Marcell A, Mautone-Smith N, Pazol K, Tepper N, Zapata L; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "Providing quality family planning services: Recommendations of CDC and the U.S. Office of Population Affairs." MMWR Recomm Rep. 2014 Apr 25;63(RR-04):1-54.
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, Burke PJ, Coles MS, Di Meglio G, Gibson EJ, Handschin SM, Lau M, Marcell AV, Tebb KP, Urbach K. "Sexual and reproductive health care: a position paper of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine." J Adolesc Health. 2014 Apr;54(4):491-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.01.010. No abstract available.