Tara McKay is a sociologist and 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.
Her research examines the social, political and economic contexts that shape health and health policy with a focus on LGBT populations in the US and Africa.
Areas of Expertise:
social determinants of health, US and global 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
Mar 2017: New in Health Affairs Blog
Feb 2017: New in a Special Issue of Critical African Studies
on LGBT rights and organizing in African contexts
Currier, Ashley and Tara McKay. "Pursuing Social Justice through Public
Jan 2017: New in Journal of Health and Social Behavior.
Health insurance strengthens communities.
McKay, Tara and Stefan Timmermans. "Beyond Health Effects? Examining the
Policy Brief available here.
Dec 2016: New in a Special Issue of Qualitative Sociology
on gender, sexuality and globalization:
Aug 2016: New in a Special Issue of Global Public Health on MSM:
July 2015: 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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