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About Timothy Callaghan

Timothy Callaghan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Law, Policy, and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Callaghan received his doctorate in political science from the University of Minnesota in 2016. His research focuses on how politics, policy, and place work together to influence health in America. He has conducted extensive research on how politics influences health access for vulnerable populations, individual health attitudes and behaviors, and rural health.


Dr. Callaghan serves as Chair of the Health Politics and Policy Section of the American Political Science Association and has won several prestigious awards including the Atlas Award for his research on vaccine hesitancy, the Leonard S. Robins Award for his research on public attitudes about the opioid epidemic, the Deil S. Wright award for his research on federalism and the Affordable Care Act, and the Journal of Rural Health Article of the Year Award for his work on COVID-19 in rural areas. 

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