TOM MACKIE, PhD, MPH, is a mental health services researcher an Assistant Professor at the Department of Health Behavior, Society, and Policy at the Rutgers School of Public Health and core faculty member at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University. Dr. Mackie’s research leverages interdisciplinary and mixed methods to bring new evidence to long-standing mental health policy and practice dilemmas for children, adolescents, and their caregivers. His current research portfolio examines the implementation, effectiveness and diffusion of innovations in an array of policy and practice arenas, including trauma-informed systems of care and psychotropic medication oversight among Medicaid-insured children. Dr. Mackie also routinely consults with federal and state agencies to expedite translation of research evidence into practice and policy; most recently, he served as lead author on a “Guidance on Strategies to Promote Best Practice in Antipsychotic Prescribing for Children and Adolescents,” supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. These projects are supported by W.T. Grant Foundation, Casey Family Programs, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, National Institute of Mental Health, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. His research has been published or is in press at a variety of peer reviewed journals, including Medical Care, The Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, Health Affairs, and Social Science and Medicine. Dr. Mackie received a Joint-Doctorate in Social Policy and Sociology at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Brandeis University.