Chief of the Division of Health Policy and Economics and Livingston Farrand Professor of Public Health
Weill Cornell Medicine
Dr. Beth McGinty is the Chief of the Division of Health Policy and Economics and Livingston Farrand Professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medicine. Prior to this appointment, she was a Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
She conducts mixed-methods research characterized by the integration of approaches from the fields of public policy and implementation science. Key areas of interest include scale-up of complex interventions, strategies to account for implementation in econometric policy evaluations, and communication strategies to support uptake of evidence-based policies. Examples of how Dr. McGinty applies these areas of interest include the study of multi-faceted strategies to facilitate scale-up of interventions to reduce premature mortality among people with serious mental illness within and across complex service systems; analyses of the implementation and outcomes of state drug policies; and study of how communication strategies influence public stigma toward, and support for policies that benefit, people with mental health or substance use conditions.
At Johns Hopkins, Dr. McGinty taught the course, Social Policy for Vulnerable Populations, and served as the Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Mental Health and Addiction Policy. Dr. McGinty was a core faculty member of the NIH Implementation Research Institute.
Dr. McGinty earned her PhD in Health and Public Policy from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2013, her MS in Health and Behavior Studies from Columbia University in 2006, and her BA in Literature and BS in Kinesiology from West Chester University in 2004.