Mission of GHPi

The Global Health Policy Institute (GHPi) is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of important national, regional and global public health issues. The Institute focuses on core areas of research, capacity building, and policy advocacy by strategically partnering with other institutions, educational programs and individuals. The goal of GHPi is to address important and underserved issues in global and domestic health, engage a broad array of stakeholders in problem solving and consensus building, and lead in the development of evidence-based policymaking through research, instruction, and advocacy


We believe that the only way to effectively tackle complex global health problems is through an interdisciplinary lens that embraces multiple areas of study, different stakeholders, and utilizes new and innovative cross-cutting methodologies


Research and the evidence it generates should be at the core of global policymaking. To this aim, GHPi is dedicated to addressing underserved and important topics through innovative research and policy, law and governance inquiry


To ensure evidence-based policymaking and advocacy, more global health practitioners with training in global health policy are necessary. GHPi fills this need by offering a variety of training and education options in the field

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Recent Publications

Kalyanam J, Mackey T.
Detection and Characterization of Illegal Marketing and Promotion of Prescription Drug Abuse on Twitter. NIPS 2017 Workshop on Machine Learning for Health (ML4H). 2017; https://arxiv.org/abs/1712.00507

Guerra C, Mackey TK. Am J. Public Health.
Criminal and Civil Prosecutions Associated with Illicit Online Pharmacies: Legal Analysis and Global Implications. Medicines Access @ Point of Care. 2017;1(1):e104-e118.

Mackey TK, Kalyanam J, Katsuki T, Lanckriet G.
Twitter-Based Detection of Illegal Online Sale of Prescription Opioid. Am J. Public Health. 2017; 107:1910-1915.

Kalyanam J, Mackey TK.
A Review of Digital Surveillance Methods and Approaches to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse. Current Addiction Rep. 2017; in press.

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