PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2016
MBA, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, 2008
MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2008
BA, Georgetown University, 2004
Dr. McGinty is a disaster researcher and public health emergency responder. Her research examines health sector resilience, hospital preparedness, allocation of scarce resources during disasters, risk management and communication, and workforce development for public health and healthcare. Her dissertation thesis examined hospital evacuation and shelter-in-place decision making during Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
Dr. McGinty previously directed Continuity of Operations Planning at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She was responsible for developing and implementing plans to sustain essential public health services in the event of a disaster or pandemic. She has also supported preparedness and response initiatives of the U.S. National Response Team, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Public Health Service. Dr. McGinty received the US Surgeon General’s commendation in 2008 for her work providing force readiness and deployment training for the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Most recently, Dr. McGinty served as deputy director of the Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC) at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), a forum for the leaders of America’s largest metropolitan health departments to exchange strategies and jointly address issues to promote and protect the health and safety of the 56 million people they serve. Dr. McGinty has responded to disasters and public health emergencies including Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, Zika and Corona virus (COVID-19).
Honors and Awards
Lipitz Public Health Policy Award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2013-2014)
New York City Distinguished Service Award (2011)
United States Public Health Service Surgeon General’s Service Commendation (2008)