Mary's health economics research focuses on health system performance, equity and behavioural economics. She recently completed research for the United Nations Development Programme in Brazil and worked at the Australian Department of Health . While in Australia, she researched and lectured graduate students at the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney. Additionally, she conducted research for the New South Wales Premier and Cabinet Office and consulted for AusAID (now the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade).
Mary has worked on the World Health Report at the WHO in Geneva; on the Bill and Melinda Gates funded and World Bank published Disease Control Priorities Project; and as a health economist at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) in Dhaka. In the past, she has conducted global health work in Ghana, Argentina, the Republic of Macedonia, the Dominican Republic, the UK, the USA and Canada.
Mary completed her MSc degree at the London School of Economics in International Health Policy concentrating in Health Economics. She carried out economic research for her dissertation at the UK Department of Health in London. She also holds a BA&Sc from McGill University double majoring in Economics and Biomedical Sciences (Microbiology & Immunology).