February 11: Mary Lambert


Vanderbilt School of Nursing Associate Professor Mary Lambert, DNP, RN, FAAN was recently appointed by Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly to serve as the director of community health.

Dr. Lambert has an extensive history of service in programs providing for health care needs and addressing public health. Past assignments include being the director of the Office of Military Liaison and Veterans Affairs in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health, a detail to the White House to establish the then new volunteer Medical Reserve Corps, later serving as director of the Medical Reserve Corps Program in the Office of the Surgeon General, as well as deployments in the nation’s Capitol area after the 9/11/01 attack on America and in response to the National Capitol anthrax exposure event.

She teaches in VUSN’s doctor of nursing science program and most recently, has advised Chattanooga’s COVID-19 response and approach. She currently serves on the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Health Council.