PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2013
MS, Columbia University Teachers College, 2006
BA, West Chester University, 2004
BS, West Chester University, 2004
Dr. McGinty’s research focuses on evaluation of mental health and substance use policies. Her interests include the evaluation of policies designed to better integrate behavioral, somatic, and social services for people with serious mental illness; study of policy approaches to addressing the U.S. opioid epidemic; and evaluation of policy issues at the intersection of mental illness, substance use, and violence.
In close concert with her policy evaluation research, Dr. McGinty conducts implementation research focused on developing strategies for wide-spread scale up of effective health and social services for people with mental illness or substance use disorders. She also conducts communication research examining 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 is the Co-Director of the Center for Mental Health and Addiction Policy Research and the Associate Director of the ALACRITY Center for Health and Longevity in Mental Illness. She completed 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 and was awarded a MS in Health and Behavior Studies from Columbia University in 2006.
Honors and Awards
NIMH Implementation Research Institute (IRI) Fellow, 2017-2019
Maryland Healthcare Commission Research Fellow, 2011-2013
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Sommer Scholar, 2009-2013