Mary O'Neil Mundinger, DrPH

  • Dean Emerita
  • Edward M. Kennedy Professor of Health Policy in the Faculty of Nursing
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Develop a quality assurance program for the Columbia academic health center, which will measure academic health center best practices.

Academic Appointments

  • Dean Emerita
  • Edward M. Kennedy Professor of Health Policy in the Faculty of Nursing


  • Female

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • DrPh, Columbia University
  • MA, Columbia University

Committees, Societies, Councils

  • 2002-present Board of Directors, Gentiva Health Services
  • 1997-present Board of Directors, Cell Therapeutics, Inc.
  • 1997-2008 Board of Directors, UnitedHealth Group
  • 1997 Chair, Federally Commissioned Committee to advise the Department of Veterans Affairs on Innovations in Nursing
  • 1996 Member, White House National Steering Committee on Health
  • 1995 Member, Executive Committee and Sponsoring Committee, Friends of the National Institute for Nursing Research
  • 1995 Member, Workshop on Scientific Bases of Primary Care, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
  • 1994 Member, Roundtable on the Role of Academic Health Centers in Clinical Research and Training, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Honors & Awards

  • 2005 The Robert and June Becker Annual Endowed Lecture, Health Policy Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • 1998 Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award, The Nurse Practitioner Journal
  • 1996 Doctor of Humane Letters (Honorary), Hamilton College
  • 1995 Member, The Institute of Medicine
  • 1995 Fellow, The New York Academy of Medicine
  • 1994-1997 Scholar in Academic Administration and Health Policy, Association of Academic Health Centers
  • 1987 Distinguished Practitioner, National Academy of Practice, Co-chair, 1992-94
  • 1985 Creative Achievement Award, American Public Health Association, Public Health Nursing Section
  • 1984-1985 Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Program, Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences


Selected Publications

  • Smolowitz J, Hopkins SC, Perrine T, Eck KE, Hirsch LJ, Mundinger MO. Diagnostic utility of an epilepsy monitoring unit. American Journal of Medical Quality. 2007; 22(2):117-122
  • Mundinger MO. Who's who in nursing: bringing clarity to the doctor of nursing practice. Nurs Outlook. 2005;53(4):173-6.
  • Hopkins SC, Lenz ER, Pontes NM, Lin SX, Mundinger MO. Context of care or provider training: the impact on preventive screening practices. Prev Med. 2005;40(6):718-24.
  • Mundinger MO, Thomas E, Smolowitz J, Honig J. Essential health care: affordable for all? Nurs Econ. 2004;22(5):239-44, 227. Review.
  • Mundinger MO. (2004). Advanced practice nurses: The preferred primary care providers for the 21st century. In J Showstack, S Hasmiller & A Rothman (Eds). The Future of Primary Care.
  • Lenz ER, Mundinger MO, Kane RL, Hopkins SC, Lin, SX. Primary care outcomes in patients treated by nurse practitioners or physicians: Two-year follow-up. Med Care Res Rev. 2004;61(3):332-51.
  • Mundinger MO. Toward a quality workforce. Pediatrics. 2003;112(2):416-8; discussion 418-9.
  • Mundinger MO, Kane RL. Challenges facing family practice and primary care. JAMA. 2003;289(3):297-8; author reply 299-300.
  • Mundinger MO. Twenty-first-century primary care: New partnerships between nurses and doctors. Academic Medicine. 2002;77(8):776-100.