Beth McGinty

Dr. Beth McGinty is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Health Policy and Management and Mental Health (Joint) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she serves as the Co-Deputy Director of the Center for Mental Health and Addiction Policy Research.  She is also a core faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Health and Social Policy.  Dr. McGinty is a mental health and substance use services and policy researcher.  One of her primary areas of research interest is healthcare financing and delivery strategies for integrating behavioral, somatic, and social services for people with mental illness or substance use disorders.  For example, she is currently studying the implementation and outcomes of Maryland’s Medicaid Health Home program for persons with serious mental illness, with a focus on developing and testing strategies to improve delivery of evidence-based care for cardiovascular disease risk factors and behaviors, like diabetes and tobacco smoking, in community mental health settings. Dr. McGinty 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.