About Timothy Callaghan

Timothy Callaghan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health. Dr. Callaghan received his doctorate in political science from the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on how politics, policy, and place work together to influence health in America. He has conducted extensive research on state political decision-making under the Affordable Care Act, individual health attitudes and behaviors, and health care access for vulnerable groups. Currently he is conducting research on vaccine hesitancy and public attitudes surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In addition, Dr. Callaghan serves as Director of Evaluation for the Southwest Rural Health Research Center and as Chair of the PhD program in Health Services Research at Texas A&M. His research has appeared in journals such as the American Journal of Public Health, Health Affairs, the Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, Social Science and Medicine, American Politics Research, and many other outlets.