Mary Guinan is a physician, scientist, and author who has a special interest in women’s health issues. She is a leader in the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA).

Mary worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA as a medical epidemiologist (medical detective) and administrator. She served in the worldwide smallpox eradication program in India and was part of the CDC team that investigated the early AIDS epidemic. Her work in AIDS is documented in the book and movie And the Band Played On by Randy Shilts. As a women’s health advocate, she believes all women of reproductive age who do not want to get pregnant should have access to a LARC, a long-acting reversible contraceptive.

Her first book, Adventures of a Female Medical Detective was published in 2016.