Dr. Mary Dunne is a hospital and palliative medicine specialist at Dyson Center for Cancer Care in Poughkeepsie, New York. She is engaged in innovation to address suffering and improve the care of the dying. A graduate of Saint Louis University School of Medicine, she completed post-graduate education at the University of Chicago and trained in mindfulness-based stress reduction at the University of Massachusetts. As medical director of Hudson Valley Hospice, she founded the region’s first palliative care program. She also served as the medical director of Marist College Health Services, developing campus public health, risk prevention and education, and crisis management. She is the author of numerous studies, articles, and book chapters on emergency medicine, palliative medicine, and global health.