Mary T. Bassett MD, MPH

Commissioner of Health
New York City

Mary T. Bassett, MD, MPH focuses on ensuring that every New York City neighborhood supports the health of its residents, with the goal of closing gaps in population health across the diverse city. Originally from New York City, Dr. Bassett lived for nearly 20 years in Zimbabwe. Previously, she was a Program Director for the African Health Initiative and the Child Well-being Program at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. She completed her medical residency at Harlem Hospital Center, her medical degree at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Washington, and her bachelor’s degree at Harvard University.

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