Mary Gallant

Studies chronic illness management and health promotion among older adults

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Mary Gallant

School of Public Health
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior

Aging; health promotion chronic illness management; social support; public health

Campus phone: (518) 402-0262
Campus email: [email protected]


Professor Mary P. Gallant’s research relates to self-care and health promotion among older adults and adults with chronic illness, with a special focus on understanding how social support and social relationships influence self-care and chronic illness management. Her expertise also includes falls prevention and physical activity among older adults.

Professor Gallant's work also focuses on informal caregiving and the evaluation of evidence-based interventions when they are translated and implemented in public health practice settings. She is currently collaborating with the New York State Department of Health to evaluate the state's Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Support Initiative.

Professor Gallant has an MPH and PhD in health behavior and health education from the University of Michigan and serves as the Chair of the Aging & Public Health section of the American Public Health Association.