Mary Applegate

Mary Applegate, MD, MPH

Reproductive health; family planning; adolescent pregnancy; sexuality; maternal and child health; breastfeeding promotion; preventive medicine; public health.

The World Within Reach
Mary Applegate, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor

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



Preventive Medicine Residency, New York State Department of Health, 1993
MPH Epidemiology, University of Massachusetts, 1992
MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1984
BA Biochemistry, Smith College, 1980

Research Interests

Promoting breastfeeding by changing policies and practices in community and healthcare settings
Preventing unintended and adolescent pregnancies
Reducing alcohol abuse among college and university students
Preventing sexual assault and providing supportive services to rape survivors

Additional Information

Courses Frequently Taught:

HPM 421/521 Preventing Disease, Disability and Premature Death
SPH 603 Advanced Topics in Population Medicine


  • Simeonsson K, Applegate MS. Enhancing Prevention & Population Health Education. An online curriculum for health professional students. 2011. Available at
  • Applegate M. Preventive medicine teaching cases for preventive medicine residents. Am J Prev Med 2003;24(4S): 111-115.
  • Applegate M, Blog D. Maternal mortality. Am J Prev Med 2003;24(4S): 157-60.
  • Dye TD, Wojtowycz M, Applegate M, Aubry R. Women’s willingness to share information and participation in prenatal care systems. Am J Epidemiol, 2002 Aug 1; 156(3): 286-91.
  • Applegate MS. Preventive medicine and public health section, Appleton & Lange Practice Tests: USMLE Step 2. Goldberg J, ed. New York: McGraw Hill, 1999.
  • Sills ES, Saini J, Applegate MS, McGee M, Gretz HF (1998). Supracervical and total abdominal hysterectomy trends in New York State: 1990 1996. Journal of Urban Health: Bull N Y Acad Med, Winter 1998 (75:903 910).
  • Bickell NA, Zdeb MS, Applegate MS, Roohan PJ, Siu AL. Effect of external peer review on cesarean section rates: a statewide program. Obstetrics and Gynecology, May 1996.
  • Applegate MS and Druschel CM. The epidemiology of infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis in New York State. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, October 1995.