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Mary Beth Ali

Teaching Instructor and Coordinator of Field Education

Masters of Social Work, Fordham University

Mary Beth Ali’s area of practice and research interests are communicable infectious diseases ( HIV), clinical practice with chronic illness & disabilities, co-parenting, adolescent & child development, developmental disabilities, and medical case management.


Mary Beth Ali has been a Field Education Coordinator and Instructor of Teaching with the Rutgers School of Social Work since August 2013. Her practice and research areas of interest are chronic illness, with a specialty in HIV, developmental disabilities, palliative care and Immigration/refugee resettlement. Structuring personalized clinical and management internship experiences for each SSW student is the leading attribute of Ali’s field coordination of services.  She provides field instruction supervision, supervises field faculty and instructs SSW field education workshops. 

Her community service includes volunteer work with SMILE for Charity,  as a member of their Social Service Advisory Board.

Ali earned a Masters of Social Work (MSW) from Fordham University with an area of emphasis in social work research. As a Fordham MSW research intern, she collaborated with the Rutgers Center for Alcohol Studies -Project Impact to measure recidivism rates and motivational interviewing outcomes in adults attending the substance abuse out-patient programs. She also earned two bachelor's degrees, a Bachelor's in Social Work (BSW) and Bachelor's in Sociology (BA) at Ramapo College of New Jersey. She is a New Jersey Licensed Social Worker, Licensed School Social Worker, Substance Awareness Coordinator and NASW Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager.  Ali holds clinical certificates in Thought Field Therapy, Bowen Family Systems, NASW Clinical supervision, Strengthening Families, Post-Traumatic Stress Management, and Seminar in Field Instruction.

Courses Taught: 

  • Women’s Issues
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment: AIDS
  • Chronic Illness & Disability
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