Dr. Beth McGinty is a Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH). She holds a joint appointment in the JHSPH Department of Mental Health. Dr. McGinty is a health policy researcher whose work focuses on mental health and substance use. A hallmark of Dr. McGinty’s research is her use of mixed methods to bring together approaches from the fields of public policy and implementation science. Dr. McGinty also conducts communication research examining how communication strategies influence public stigma toward, and support for policies that benefit, people with mental health or substance use conditions. At Johns Hopkins, Dr. McGinty teaches the course Social Policy for Vulnerable Populations and serves as the Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Mental Health and Addiction Policy Research. She also co-Directs the Johns Hopkins ALACRITY Center for Health and Longevity in Mental Illness. She completed her Ph.D. 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 an MS in Health and Behavior Studies from Columbia University in 2006.