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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 serves as the Field Education Coordinator for the School of Social Work and is a NTT (Non-Tenured Track) Teaching Instructor.

In this position, she creates and secures field placements for MSW and BASW students, oversees liaisons and off-site field instructors, facilitates field training seminars for students and field faculty, and in particular circumstances, will serve as off-site field instructor or field liaison.

Ali's practice and research areas in social work vary from health and medical social work with a specialty in HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), Interprofessional health team collaboration, and integrating clinical services for Muslims.

Before joining Rutgers' faculty, Ali served individuals, couples, families, and psychoeducational structured groups in the health and school social work arenas.

Ali is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed School Social Worker, Substance Awareness Coordinator, and NASW (National Association of Social Workers) Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager in New Jersey. Ali earned a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Fordham University with an emphasis on social work research. She also earned two bachelor's degrees, a Bachelor's in Social Work (BSW) and a Bachelor's in Sociology (BA) at Ramapo College of New Jersey.

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: 

Chronic Illness & Disability

Clinical Social Work: Health

Intersectionality of HIV in Social Work Practice

Social Work Practice

Women's Issues

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