Dr. Mary Mitsdarffer holds a Ph.D. in Childhood Studies from Rutgers University and an MPH from St. Joseph’s University (formerly University of the Sciences). She is a former community health practitioner and a current assistant professor with over 10 years of applied research experience. Her research interests include children’s health and U.S. policy, life-course development, health equity, and program planning and evaluation.
Dr. Mitsdarffer is trained in qualitative, quantitative, and archival methods with a special interest in complex measurement and data. As a native of a Mexican-American community on Chicago’s southwest side, Dr. Mitsdarffer is committed to addressing place-based health disparities and inequities in her work to benefit communities like her own.