Dr. Mackey is an Associate Professor at UC San Diego, the Director of Healthcare Research and Policy at UC San Diego – Extension, and the Director of the Global Health Policy and Data Institute. He is also the co-Founder and CEO of the healthcare big data startup S-3 Research. He holds a BA in Political Science-International Relations and a Masters Degree in Health Policy & Law from UC San Diego and also earned his PhD in Global Public Health from the joint doctoral program at UC San Diego – San Diego State University.
His work focuses on a broad array of multidisciplinary topics in domestic and global public health. This includes cross-cutting research in disciplines of public health, data science, international relations, public policy, and innovation. This includes work using big data, machine learning, and data visualization to generate public health intelligence on topics such as COVID-19 and substance use disorder. He has extensive professional experience including consulting for the World Health Organization, the US Department of State and others.