Mary Simmerling, PhD

Mary’s primary areas of study include fine art, philosophy, social justice, psychology, and applied ethics. She holds several degrees in Philosophy, including a BA from Roosevelt University and an MA & PhD from University of Illinois at Chicago. Mary completed a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship through the University of Chicago’s MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. Her professional experience includes more than two decades of work in higher education and hospital administration, during which time she has held senior leadership positions in administration including as an Assistant Dean for Research Integrity at Cornell Medical School and Vice President for Quality & Patient Safety at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Mary has served on the faculty of both University of Chicago’s & Cornell University’s medical schools. Her primary research interests are in the areas of applied ethics, social justice, psychology, and trauma recovery.