Mary Bassett : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children, Education and Biography

Dr. Mary Bassett is an American doctor, professor and public health official know all about her in this article as like her Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children, Education and Biography

Mary Bassett : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children, Education and Biography
Mary Bassett
  Bio
Name Mary T. Bassett
Birthdate ( Age) 1952/1953
Place of Birth New York City
Nationality American
Marital Status  Not Married
Spouse/Partner Not Known
Children Not Any
Parents Dr. Emmett W. Bassett
Education Harvard University, Columbia University, University of Washington
Profession American doctor, professor and public health official
Net Worth $1 Million - $2 Million
Last Update October 2021

Mary Travis Bassett is an American doctor, professor and public health official. From 2014 to 2018, she was the commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. 

From 2014 through summer 2018, she served as commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where she made racial justice a priority and worked to address the structural racism at the root of the city's persistent gaps in health between white New Yorkers and communities of color. 

Early Life and Family

Dr. Mary Bassett was born either in 1968 or 1969 and brought up in New York City. She went to Harvard University to attain her education and get herself a degree in B.A in history and science. Mary received her degree in 1974 and completed her M.D. in 1979 and received the same from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. In 1985, she received her MPH degree in Health Services from the University of Washington. Also, she has completed her medicinal residency at Harlem Hospital Center.

Mary Bassett Husband, Is Mary Bassett Married

Mary Bassett is married yet. Although it could be possible that she might have married in the past but there is no any information about her relationship and marital status on social media.

Mary Bassett Net Worth

Mary Bassett is an America-based doctor who has also remained a professor and public health officer has an estimated Net Worth around $1 Million - $2 Million in 2021.

Profeessional Career

Bassett lived in Zimbabwe from 1985 to 2002, during which time she served on the medical faculty of the University of Zimbabwe. She was appointed deputy commissioner of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in 2002.Beginning in 2009, she served as the program director for the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's African Health Initiative.

In January 2014, she was appointed by New York City mayor Bill de Blasio to serve as New York City Health Commissioner. Since being appointed to this position, which was the largest she had ever held,she helped lead the city's response to the Ebola virus cases in the United States that were first reported in the fall of 2014.

She also addressed New Yorkers regarding outbreaks of Legionnaire's disease in their city.In February 2015, she wrote a perspective piece in the New England Journal of Medicine regarding the adverse health effects of racial discrimination against African Americans.

In November 2015, Bassett gave a TEDMED talk, “Why your doctor should care about social justice.” In this talk, Bassett spoke about witnessing the AIDS epidemic firsthand in Zimbabwe and setting up a clinic to treat and educate people about the virus.

However, Bassett said she regrets not speaking out against structural inequities during her time in Zimbabwe. Bassett said these same structural problems exist in the United States today, and as New York City's Health Commissioner, she would use every chance she had to rally support for health equity and speak out against racism.

In October 2016, Bassett was awarded the Frank A. Calderone Prize by the Mailman School of Public Health. This prize was established in 1986, and is the most prestigious honor in the field of public health in the United States.In 2017, Bassett was elected to become a member of the National Academy of Medicine.She was succeeded as New York City Health Commissioner by Oxiris Barbot in 2018.