Mary Applegate, MD, MPH

Associate Dean for Public Health Practice

Director, Preventive Medicine Residency

Clinical Professor, Health Policy, Management, & Behavior

 GEC Room 212
 Fas 518-402-0329

As the associate dean for Public Health Practice, Dr. Applegate oversees and coordinates the school’s community engagement efforts and oversees the school's Centers, including the Center for Public Health Continuing Education, the Center for Public Health Preparedness, and the Center for Health Workforce Studies. She has been part of the School’s leadership team since 2006, first as interim dean during the 2006-07 academic year, and then as associate dean for Academic Affairs from 2007 through 2011.

Before moving to the SPH, she served as a public health physician at the New York State Department of Health for 14 years. For most of that time, she was the medical director of the Bureau of Women’s Health, overseeing programs in maternal & infant health, breastfeeding promotion, family planning, osteoporosis prevention, and sexual assault.

In addition to her other responsibilities, since 1994 Dr. Applegate has been a faculty member in the Department of Health Policy, Management, & Behavior, and since 1996, she has directed the New York State Preventive Medicine Residency program, jointly sponsored by the New York State Department of Health and the UAlbany School of Public Health. Nationally, she serves as one of 11 members of the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

Dr. Applegate holds a BA in biochemistry from Smith College, an MD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and an MPH in epidemiology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She completed preventive medicine residency training at the New York State Department of Health. She is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine and a member of the Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society.