Mary Meador, MD is a Board Certified Family Physician with a practice limited to mental and behavioral health. After more than a decade of practicing primary care medicine, she chose to shift the focus of her practice in order to foster a deeper understanding of the indivisible connection between physical and mental health. Since 2002, she has worked with patients in private practice, as well as written and taught about the role that our relationships, the mind, and the brain all play in our well being.
She joined the GAINS Board in 2013, where she has worked on the Education Team and played a role in many of the Living Journal webinars. For six years she taught the Science of IPNB as part of the Foundations of Interpersonal Neurobiology non-credit Certificate Program at Portland Community College – Institute for Health Professionals, as well as at Portland State University. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Andrus Childrens’ Center, a national leader in shaping policies and practices that prevent and overcome the effect of childhood adversity through trauma informed care.
Mary received her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, and completed her residency in Family Medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of California, Davis.