Mary Applegate

 

Mary Applegate, MD, MPH has been appointed associate dean for Public Health Practice at the
University at Albany School of Public Health. In this role, Dr. Applegate oversees and coordinates
the School’s community engagement efforts, including the Center for Public Health Continuing
Education, the Center for Public Health Preparedness, and the Center for Health Workforce Studies.
She also serves as director of the New York State Preventive Medicine Residency Program, as an
affiliated faculty/scholar in the University at Albany’s Center for Women in Government & Civil
Society, and is a clinical associate professor in the school’s department of Health Policy,
Management, & Behavior. Dr. Applegate has served as associate dean for Academic Affairs since
August 2007 and previously as interim dean of the school from August 2006 to August 2007.

Dr. Applegate brings years of experience of direct public health practice to this position with both
her professional experience as well as professional service. Formerly the medical director for the
Division of Family Health, New York State Department of Health from 2005 to 2006, she also
served as medical director in the Bureau of Women's Health, New York State Department of
Health, from 1996 to 2005. She was the assistant director for the Preventive Medicine Residency
Program, New York State Department of Health, from 1994 to 1996 and the medical director for
Reproductive and Perinatal Health in the Division of Family Health, New York State Department of
Health from 1993 to 1996. Dr. Applegate’s professional service includes serving on numerous state-
wide public health committees and she is currently an elected member of the American Board of
Preventive Medicine and as the Gamma Delta (UAlbany) chapter liaison to the Delta Omega Public
Health Honor Society. Dr. Applegate is board certified in General Preventive Medicine and Public
Health by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.