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