Dr. Tim K. Mackey, UC San Diego

Dr. Tim K. Mackey, Professor, UC San Diego, Director, Global Health Policy and Data Institute

Tim Ken Mackey is a Professor of Global Health in the Global Health Program at UC San Diego, the Director of the Global Health Policy and Data Institute, and the Editor-in-Chief of JMIR Infodemiology. He is also the CEO and co-founder of the data science and research services company S-3 Research. He holds a BA in Political Science-International Relations, a Masters Degree in Health Policy & Law and also earned his PhD in Global Public Health from the joint doctoral program at UC San Diego – San Diego State University.  Prof. Mackey’s work has been featured in high-impact journals such as Science, Cell, JAMA, Nature Biotechnology, the Lancet, Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, Clinical Microbiology Reviews, and BMC Medicine. His research and expertise has also been featured in major news outlets such as CNN, NPR, and the Wall Street Journal.  His work focuses on an array of multidisciplinary topics, including the assessment of different types of technology, such as big data, machine learning, and blockchain, to address critical public health challenges including on topics to advance health equity. He also has extensive professional experience including over 10 years experience in the private sector and acting as a consultant for the World Health Organization, the US Department of State and others.

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