Dr. Mary Meng-Lee, DPT, PT, MPH will be the new Dean of Human Services and Emergency Response Pathways at North Shore Community College (NSCC).
Dr. Meng-Lee previously served as Department Chair/ Program Director, Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Department, of NSCC’s Division of Health Professions.
She was appointed full-time faculty within the PTA program at NSCC in 2001. She previously worked as a licensed physical therapist in a variety of clinical settings such as Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In 2004, she was appointed to department chair for NSCC’s PTA program and has successfully led the faculty and students through two successful 10-year external accreditation cycles.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate in this role with the outstanding faculty, staff and students of the Division of Human Services and Emergency Response Pathways,” Dr. Meng- Lee said. “I have always been very interested in health promotion, disease prevention, equitable access to services at the community level and how physical therapy can have broader impact on this. I am excited to pursue how the intersection of physical therapy, human services and emergency response working together can break down barriers for equitable access and thus better community outcomes.”
Dr. Meng-Lee holds a Bachelor’s in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University, a Master’s in Public Health from Boston University and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University.