Tom Mackie, PhD, MPH
Tom Mackie, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Health Systems and Policy at the Rutgers School of Public Health and core faculty at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University. Dr. Mackie’s research leverages interdisciplinary and mixed methods to bring new evidence to long-standing mental health policy and practice dilemmas for children, adolescents, and their caregivers. His current research portfolio examines the implementation, effectiveness and diffusion of innovations in an array of policy and practice arenas, including trauma-informed systems of care and psychotropic medication oversight among Medicaid-insured children. Dr. Mackie also routinely consults with federal and state agencies to expedite translation of research evidence into practice and policy. In addition to this substantive area expertise, Dr. Mackie has also conducted research and published methodological articles in patient-centered quality metrics, stakeholder engagement, and the implementation sciences. His work has received financial support from W.T. Grant Foundation, Casey Family Programs, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, National Institute of Mental Health, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. His research has been published at a variety of peer-reviewed journals, including Medical Care, The Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, Health Affairs, and Social Science and Medicine.