New in a Special Issue of Global Public Health on MSM in 2016: 

McKay, Tara. "From Marginal to Marginalised: The Inclusion of Men Who Have Sex

with Men in Global and National AIDS Programs and Policy."

Dr. McKay, in collaboration with Claude Fischer @ UC Berkeley, receives 3 year grant from National Institute of Aging to study LGBT social networks and health

In collaboration with UC Berkeley (PI: Claude Fischer), Dr. McKay has received a 3-year grant from the National Institute of Aging to expand a study of social networks and health among older (50-70 yr) adults in the Bay Area. The expansion will include a sample of 300 lesbians and gay men surveyed 3 times over 3 years about their social network composition, availability of support, health, and life events.

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Tara McKay is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University. Before joining the faculty at Vanderbilt, Dr. McKay was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of California, Berkeley.

​She completed her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her dissertation, Invisible Men: Constructing Men who Have Sex with Men as a Global AIDS Priority at UNAIDS and Beyond, is a cross-national, mixed-methods study of the global policy response to AIDS focusing on how health new priorities emerge and are diffused throughout the global system.

Areas of Expertise:

social determinants of health, health policy, gender and sexualities, HIV/AIDS, international organizations, political economy of global public health, Africa, research methods

Email: tara dot mckay at vanderbilt dot edu