Dr. Beth McGinty is the Chief of the Division of Health Policy and Economics, Livingston Farrand Professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medicine. Prior to this appointment, Dr. McGinty was a Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. At the School, 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. She also co-directed the Johns Hopkins ALACRITY Center for Health and Longevity in Mental Illness.

Dr. McGinty 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.

Dr. McGinty is a core faculty member of the NIH Implementation Research Institute. She earned her PhD in Health and Public Policy from the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2013, an MS in Health and Behavior Studies from Columbia University in 2006, and a BA in Literature and BS in Kinesiology from West Chester University in 2004.