Dr. Marquez-Velarde is currently an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Utah State University. Her research can be summarized as intersectional population health. She examines health inequalities at the intersection of distinct social identities such as race and ethnicity, immigration, socioeconomic and/or disability status, and sexual orientation and gender identity. Racism, sexism, ableism, anti-immigration ideology, homophobia, and transphobia put populations at risk of poor health through structural mechanisms of inequality, including but not limited to discrimination. She explores how those mechanisms work in tandem to create disparate outcomes in self-rated health, chronic and mental illnesses, and disability. Her work can be found in peer reviewed outlets including Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, SSM-Population Health, and the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.