Title/s:  Clinical Associate Professor;
Associate Dean of Innovative Partnerships and Faculty Practice

Specialty Area: Health equity, population health, intimate partner violence

Office #:  Health Sciences Campus, Room 125-4506

Phone: 708.216.6621

Email: mmcnamara6@luc.edu

CV Link: Mary McNamara CV 2022


Mary McNamara, DNP, APRN-FPA, FNP-BC, FAANP, creates and supports innovative models of care and partnerships through the lens of mutualism, respect, and health equity. She is a leader in community health with a particular focus on improving health outcomes for marginalized populations. Dr. McNamara is a family nurse practitioner whose direct-care practice has included lifespan primary care, urgent, and emergency care. She is a leader in nursing education and administration who has developed and led curricular improvements to enhance NP workforce preparation at both the pre- and post-licensure levels. She is an advocate for nurses and nurse practitioners as agents of healthcare improvement. Her role as an educator is to assure that nurses and nurse practitioners are practice-ready to meet the complex physical, social, and emotional needs of underserved communities. She helps APRNs understand their power to mitigate the negative impact of social determinants on the communities they serve.

Research Interests

Dr. McNamara's scholarly focus is on mitigating the impact of intimate partner violence. She studies the intersection of violence, chronic disease, and health inequity.