Dr. Beth McGinty Named Chief of the Division of Health Policy and Economics

Dr. Beth McGinty, a prominent international health policy expert, has been named chief of the Division of Health Policy and Economics in the Department of Population Health Sciences at Weill Cornell Medicine.

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The Division of Health Policy and Economics studies the US healthcare system to make discoveries and recommendations for improvement. This work includes studying the effects of public and private policies on provider organizations and the value of care delivered while focusing on incentives, unintended consequences, and the impact of policies and organizational processes on socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities.

Dr. McGinty will oversee the 11 full-time faculty of PhDs and MDs, including health economists, health services researchers, and policy experts, who frequently publish in high-impact journals. “I am very excited to join Weill Cornell to lead this exceptional group of researchers,” said Dr. McGinty. “I look forward to continuing to expand the breadth and depth of health policy research, and I thank Dr. Larry Casalino for his extraordinary leadership in building this division over the past 14 years.”

About Dr. Beth McGinty
Dr. McGinty conducts research focused on how health policies affect populations with complex health and social needs, including people experiencing mental illness, substance use disorder, chronic pain, and others. Her work is characterized by integrating approaches from the fields of public policy, health economics, and implementation science to understand how policies affect population health. Dr. McGinty has served on multiple prominent advisory groups, including a United National Technical Consultation Panel on Stigma Reduction and Drug Use, a White House Task Force on suicide prevention, and on the Joseph R. Biden Campaign Behavioral Health Committee.

Dr. McGinty holds a Master of Science from Columbia University and a doctorate in health and public policy from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Previously, she was a professor and the associate chair for research and practice in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, as well as the director of the Center for Mental Health and Addiction Policy and the ALACRITY Center for Health and Longevity in Mental Illness.

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