FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Mary Shaw, M.Ed., Ph.D., M.C.H.E.S.

  • Title: Associate Professor
  • E-mail: marshaw@fiu.edu
  • Phone: 305 348-7512
  • Office: AHC5 411

Dr. Mary Shaw has interwoven teaching, research, and service experience to eliminate education and health disparities impacting minority communities. She has designed and implemented several community-based participatory research initiatives addressing minority health issues. “The More Than a Family Picnic: It’s a Family Affair for Lifestyle Change” is Dr. Shaw’s cancer prevention program focused on women and their families. She is a trustee for Membership and Leadership for the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) and previously served as the Associate Editor of SOPHE’s Health Promotion Practice Journal, Ethics in Health Education Department. Dr. Shaw’s research, teaching, and service interests are trans-disciplinary, interwoven and focused on health disparities, women’s health, ethics, cancer prevention education, and faith-based health promotion.

Research Areas

  • Religion, spirituality and structured social supports in cancer prevention and treatment
  • Child and family obesity/diabetes prevention
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Minority health