FEBRUARY 15, 2019
Beth McGinty, PhD, MS
Department of Health Policy and Management
Department of Mental Health
Institute for Health and Social Policy
Co-Deputy Director, Center for Mental Health and Addiction Policy Research
Associate Director, ALACRITY Center for Health and Longevity in Mental Illness
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
About the Presentation: The growing field of implementation science studies strategies to support the spread of interventions shown to be effective in clinical trials into standard practice. Despite clear parallels with the goals of health services and policy research, these two fields are poorly integrated; in particular, the field of implementation science is only beginning to consider the role of public policy in supporting evidence translation. This talk will consider strategies for better integrating implementation science and health services and policy research, with examples from two ongoing studies on substance use and mental health policy topics.
About the Presenter: Beth McGinty, PhD, MS, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. At Johns Hopkins, she serves as the Associate Director of the ALACRITY Center for Health and Longevity in Mental Illness and the Deputy Director of the Center for Mental Health and Addiction Policy Research. She studies the implementation and outcomes of public policies affecting people with mental illness and substance use disorders. Dr. McGinty is currently a NIMH Implementation Research Institute Fellow. She completed her PhD in Health and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins in 2013.