Medical Advisory Board

Mary is an Associate Professor and Director of Public Health at St. Catherine’s University and Adjunct Faculty at the University of Minnesota Division of Epidemiology. Since receiving her doctorate, Dr. Hearst has conducted obesity related research among children and families, with special emphasis on low-income, multi-ethnic families. Recently she has focused on food access among the most vulnerable and the intersection between healthy nutrition and child development. Her background as an Occupational Therapist provides additional expertise with children with special health care needs, feeding practices and facilitating healthy child development.