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Mary O'Neil Mundinger

Mary O'Neil Mundinger, American nursing educator. Recipient grant Will Keith Kellogg Foundation, 1989, grant Katzenbach Foundation, 1986; Nurse Practitioner Year award, The Nurse Practitioner Journal, 1998. Fellow: American Academy Nursing, New York Academy Medicine; member: Institute Medicine.


  • Mundinger, Mary O'Neil was born on April 27, 1937 in Fredonia, New York, United States. Daughter of Thomas Lewis and Dorothy (Hanselman) O'Neil.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Michigan, 1959. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1981.

      Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Hamilton College, 1996.


    • Administrator, instructor Teachers College Columbia University, New York City, 1975. Adjunct instructor Pace University, 1975-1977, assistant professor, 1977-1982. Assistant professor nursing, director graduate program Columbia University School Nursing, 1982-1983, associate professor nursing, director graduate program, 1983-1984, associate professor, associate dean administrative affairs, 1984-1985, associate professor, assistant dean faculty of medicine, 1986, dean, Centennial professor health policy, since 1986.

      Board directors Connecticut Hospice, Branford, UnitedHealth Group, since 1997, Cell Therapeutics, Inc., since 1997, Gentiva Health Services, since 2002, Welch Allyn Inc., since 2002. Advisory group steering committee New York Academy Medicine, New York City, since 1992. Regional advisory committee National Network Libraries of Medicine, New York City, since 1992.

      Robert Wood Johnson health policy fellows board Institute Medicine, Washington, since 1990, Health Services Improvement Fund, New York City, since 1992, health policy advisory committee Sen. Edward Kennedy, Washington, since 1985, medical advisory board Walt Disney Imagineering (Wonders of Life), Orlando, Florida, 1988-1989. Charter member health care technical, Institute Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, since 1985.


    • Author: Home Care Controversy: Too Little, Too Late, Too Costly, 1983 (Book of Year 1984), Autonomy in Nursing, 1980 (Book of Year 1981).


    Fellow: American Academy Nursing, New York Academy Medicine. Member: Institute Medicine.



    Skiing, reading.


    • Married Paul C. Mundinger, August 23, 1958. Children: Paul Junior, Ann Mundinger Schimenti, Thomas, Elizabeth.
    • father: Thomas Lewis O'Neil
    • mother: Dorothy (Hanselman) O'Neil
    • spouse: Paul C. Mundinger
    • children: Paul Junior Mundinger
    • Ann Mundinger Schimenti Mundinger
    • Thomas Mundinger
    • Elizabeth Mundinger
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    Born April 27, 1937