My name is Tim Mackey, and I have a passion for conducting research to keep consumers safer from the dangers of an online environment that can adversely impact health.
From an academic perspective I have a lot of hats. I am the Director of the Global Health Policy Institute, an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Global Public Health at UC San Diego School of Medicine, and the Associate Director for the UC San Diego MAS Program in Health Policy & Law. I also hold a BA in Political Science-International Relations and a Masters Degree in Health Policy & Law from UC San Diego and finally earned my PhD in Global Public Health from the joint doctoral program at UC San Diego - San Diego State University.
My work has been featured in high-impact journals such as Science, JAMA, Nature Biotechnology, the Lancet, Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, Clinical Microbiology Reviews, and BMC Medicine (I love to publish in different journals!) Importantly our research has also had an impact on people outside academia, including news reports, interviews, and other media featured in major news outlets such as CNN, NPR, and POLITICO Pro to name a few.
My work focuses on a broad array of multidisciplinary topics in domestic and global public health. This includes cross-cutting research in disciplines of public health, medicine, international relations, public policy, law, innovation, substance abuse, eHealth, crime, and global governance. I also have enjoyed a robust history of professional experience including consulting for the World Health Organization, the US Department of State and holding a "real job" in the private sector for over a decade before going back to graduate school.