Mary P. Gallant

Mary P. Gallant
Professor
Health Policy, Management and Behavior
Education

Postdoctoral Fellowship Aging University of Michigan School of Social Work 1995-1996
PhD Health Behavior & Health Education University of Michigan 1995
MPH Health Behavior & Health Education University of Michigan 1990
AB Harvard University 1987

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About

My 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 among older adults. My work also focuses on informal caregiving, and the evaluation of evidence-based interventions when they are translated and implemented in public health practice settings. I have also conducted work on falls prevention and physical activity among older adults. I am currently collaborating with the NYS Department of Health to conduct a statewide comprehensive evaluation of the NYS Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Support Initiative.