Professor of Health Policy and of Emergency Medicine
School: Milken Institute School of Public Health
Department: Health Policy and Management
A health services researcher with a focus on emergency care and social determinants of health, Dr. McCarthy enjoys investigating clinical and health policy issues related to improving the quality of emergency care and addressing social determinants of health to improve health outcomes. Her teaching goals are to interest students in a career in public health and expose them to different methods that can be used to analyze a variety of health policy issues. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with family (including pets of course) and friends, as well as cooking, gardening and traveling.