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Mary Chesney, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN

Clinical Instructor


Mary Chesney’s background includes a bachelor’s degree in home economics education and nursing. Her MPH is in nutrition with a maternal, child and adolescent health focus. Her MSN is in nursing education and her PhD is in public health with a program planning and evaluation focus.

Mary’s areas of interest focus on the impact of nutrition on health and health literacy. She has nearly 30 years of experience working in community health nursing. This includes establishing population-focused programs as a nurse while working in the Cooperative Extension Service and working in a community pharmacy outreach program.

Selected Publications

Caucasian nurses experiences providing diabetes education to American Indians (2013) Dissertation

Chesney, M. (2015) Economic benefits of organic agriculture. The Digest.

Notable Honors

1990, Kathy Lundgren Scholarship, University of Washington

1992, Excellence Through Research Award, National Association of Home Economists