The Global Health Policy Institute (GHPi) is dedicated to the multidisciplinary study of important national and global public health issues. The Institute focuses on core areas of research, capacity building, and policy advocacy in its programmatic activities strategically supported through its partnerships with other institutions and individuals. The goal of GHPI is to address important and underserved issues in global health, engage a broad array of stakeholders in problem solving and consensus building, and lead in the development of evidence-based policymaking.

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UC San Diego - California Western Joint Masters Degree in Health Policy and Law:
The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) is a fully accredited master's degree, conferred by the UC San Diego. The MAS program combines the need to expand career potential and bring academic rigor to professionals in various fields. For more information click here.
UC San Diego - Extension Certificate in Global Health Policy: Is a professional certificate program administered by UCSD Extension. Classes can be transferred towards completion of the MAS program. For more information click here.

Recent Publications

Kalyanam J, Katsuki T, Lanckriet G, Mackey TK. Exploring trends of nonmedical use of prescription drugs and polydrug abuse in the Twittersphere using unsupervised machine learning. Addict Behav. 2016; advanced online publication

Marshall DC, Moy B, Jackson ME, Mackey TK, Hattangadi-Gluth JA. Distribution and Patterns of Industry-Related Payments to Oncologists in 2014. J. Natl Cancer Inst. 2016; advanced online publication

Setayesh S, Mackey TK. Addressing the impact of economic sanctions on Iranian drug shortages in the joint comprehensive plan of action: promoting access to medicines and health diplomacy. Global Health. 2016;12:31.

Schandera J, Mackey TK. Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy: Divergence in Global Policy. Trends Genet. 2016; advanced online publication

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GHPi’s focuses on multidisciplinary global health policy research, capacity building, and advocacy.

GHPi is affiliated with the UC San Diego Joint MAS Program in Health Policy and Law and the San Diego Patient Safety Center
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Global Health Policy Institute
University City Center (UCC)
6256 Greenwich Drive
Mail Code: 0172X
San Diego, CA 92122