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Mary Lutz, Ph.D.



Center for Worker Education



25 Broadway 7-59

p: (212) 925-6625 x204

f: (212) 925-0963


  • Profile

    Prior to joining the full-time faculty in 2007, Mary Lutz conducted social welfare and health services research on a wide array of issues, including child welfare, medically underserved areas, incarceration, clinical depression, substance abuse,  AIDS, unemployment, immigration, and complementary medicine.

    Teaching part-time for many years as an Assistant Professor for the Center for Worker Education, and working in agencies throughout New York City, she is the lead author of five articles in peer-reviewed journals, nine published research reports, 16 published conference presentations, a monograph, book chapter, and is co-author of one book, Face of the Nation (1987).

    She is a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, and member of American Public Health Association, National Association of Social Work, and New York State Addictions Educators Network.


    Updated 4-09-2014
  • Education

    B.A. Columbia University

    M.S.Hunter College

    D.S.W.Columbia University School of Social Work

    M.P.H.Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

    Postdoctoral fellowship in psychiatric epidemiology  

    Her doctoral dissertation examined women's employment status and health care access. Her postdoctoral fellowship in psychiatric epidemiology produced an experiment that successfully measured environmental influences on survey response bias. Dr. Lutz's unflagging interests in both these areas have led her to working with others for health acre as a human right and in finding creative ways to advocate against stigma.

  • Courses Taught

    Social Welfare Institutions I and II

    Field Work Research

    Principles of Social Work

    HIV in the Global City

    Interviewing Practicum

    Community Needs Assessment

    Drugs: Their History and Sociology

    Doing Social Research

    Statistics for the Social Sciences


  • Research Interests

    Dr. Lutz is currently conducting a feasibility study to expand neighborhood-college collaboration on priority needs for all of New York City's 59 Community Districts using a service-learning model.

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