Mary Riley-Jacome, M.A.

Project Coordinator

Center for Public Health Preparedness

Contact information:

Phone Number: (518) 402-2066
Fax Number: (518) 402-4656
Email: mrjacome@albany.edu

Mary is the Project Coordinator for the Center for Public Health Preparedness (CPHP).  She has over 15 years of experience in public health, research and project management.  Before joining the CPHP, she was the Project Coordinator for the Prevention Research Center, focusing on community-based participatory research interventions to increase access to physical activity.  Mary's background includes international experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer and Field Coordinator for WorldTeach. She also served as an AmeriCorps Volunteer with the American Red Cross and is currently a Disaster Services Volunteer.  Her area of expertise is cross-cultural and community-based engagement.

M.A. International Development and Social Change Clark University, 1993 
B.A. Sociology Framingham State University, 1984

Trainings and Certifications

Universal Trail Assessment Process (UTAP)

FEMA Trainings

  • IS-100
  • 120a
  • 130
  • 288
  • 700
American Red Cross Trainings
  • Intro to Disasters
  • Logistics
  • Shelter Operations
  • Exploring Humanitarian Law
  • Client Caseworker
  • Disaster Action Team
  • The World of Red Cross and Red Crescent
  • Volunteer Management Training

Selected Publications

Riley-Jacome M., Gonzalez Parker BA. Waltz EC. (2014). Weaving Latino Cultural Concepts into Preparedness Core Competency training. J Public Health Manag Pract. Sep-Oct;20 Suppl 5:S89-100.

Hosler A., Gallant, M.P., Riley-Jacome M., Rajulu D. (2014) Relationship between Objectively Measured Walkability and Exercise Walking among Adults with Diabetes. Journal of Environmental and Public Health. Article ID 542123, 6 pages.

Riley-Jacome, M., Gallant, M.P., Fisher, B., Gotschik, F., Strogatz, D. (2010). Enhancing community capacity to support physical activity:  The development of a community-based indoor-outdoor walking program.  Journal of Primary Prevention, 31, 85-95.

Anna Zendell, PhD & Mary Riley-Jacome, M.A. (2009) Toolkit to Establish and Sustain Year-Long Walking in Rural Communities Product ID#8TSN57GK.

Shaw, B.A., Gallant, M.P., Riley-Jacome, M., & Spokane, L.S. (2006). Assessing sources of support for diabetes self-care in urban and rural underserved communities. Journal of Community Health, 31, 393-412.


These projects are supported under a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Grant number 5U90TP000404-05. The contents of this program do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.