Emma McGinty, PhD, MS

Associate Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University; Associate Chair for Research and Practice, Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University 

Dr. McGinty is a mixed-methods researcher who studies the implementation and outcomes of policies and programs affecting the health and wellbeing of people with substance use and/or mental health conditions. Her interdisciplinary research includes a strong focus on implementation science and she was named a NIMH Implementation Research Institute Fellow in 2017. Dr. McGinty is currently the Principal Investigator of a NIDA-funded R01 examining the implementation, enforcement, and outcomes of U.S. state laws designed to curb high-risk opioid prescribing. She also serves as the PI of a second NIDA R01 studying the implementation and effects of state medical cannabis laws on treatment of chronic non-cancer pain. In addition, Dr. McGinty is the principal investigator of a NIMH-funded study focused on developing and testing a quality improvement strategy to improve the implementation of integrated specialty mental health and general medical services for people with serious mental illness.  She also leads a CDC-funded study examining how state implementation of Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act has affected child abuse and neglect, youth violence, and intimate partner violence.  At Johns Hopkins, Dr. McGinty serves as the Associate Chair for Research and Practice in the Department of Health Policy and Management and mentors doctor and master’s level students interested in implementation science and substance use disorder or mental health services and policy. Dr. McGinty also teaches a course on health and social policy for vulnerable populations, which includes a module on policies affecting the population with opioid use disorder.