Mary Foley

Mary Foley, EdD

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Environmental Medicine & Public Health

Dr. Foley is the former Deputy Director of the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program at Mount Sinai School of Medicine (MSSM). She is certified as a Health Education Specialist, and is Course Director for three MPH Program courses: Introduction to Socio-Behavioral Health, Research Methods, and Health Promotion Strategies. She is currently President of Beta Omicron chapter of the Honorary Society in Public Health, Delta Omega. Dr. Foley serves on several MPH Program, departmental, and interdisciplinary committees in the Medical Center.

Additionally, Dr. Foley is a founding member of the Community Action Board (CAB) of New York Academy of Medicine's Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies which uses a Community Based Participatory Research framework to identify and address community health needs in Harlem. Dr. Foley and colleagues conducted focus groups of former substance users, documented perceptions of their health-related needs, and produced a "Survival Guide," a printed booklet-style guide for health promotion and disease prevention. A companion CAB project, the web-based "Harlem Resource Guide," is a virtual social service directory of community social services and is described in a co-authored article.

Dr. Foley also serves as health education consultant to the Cultural Competencies Training Project at MSSM, aimed to institutionalize cultural competency activities and enhance cultural sensitivity throughout the School of Medicine curriculum, residency training, and continuing medical education programs.

A member of the American Academy of Health Behavior, American Public Health Association, Association for the Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education, and Eta Sigma Gamma National Professional Health Education Honorary, Dr. Foley has reviewed for Family Medicine; Journal of Association of Nurses in AIDS Care; Journal of Family Practice; American Journal of Health Behavior; and International Electronic Journal of Health Education.


Multi-Disciplinary Training Area

Public Health [PH]


ASN, Northeastern University College of Nursing

BA, City University of New York Lehman College

EdD, Columbia University Teachers College

MS, Columbia University Teachers College