Virginia Mckay

Virginia (aka Ginger) McKay’s research focuses on the on the dissemination and implementation (D&I) of evidence-based practices for infectious disease prevention. She also focuses on the sustainability of interventions that should be continued, as well as the de-implementation of interventions that are either ineffective or harmful. Her research has been successfully supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and Private Foundations.

McKay addresses research questions in these areas using mixed method and system science approaches.  As the assistant director of research within the Center for Public Health Systems Science at the Brown School, she supports the Center’s projects related to evidence-based public health and systems science.  She consults through the Dissemination and Implementation Research Core at the Washington University’s Institute of Clinical and Translational Science, and leads the Infectious Disease – Dissemination and Implementation Science Initiative which seeks to extend the application of D&I science in infectious disease and antimicrobial stewardship as part of the Center for Dissemination and Implementation.

Virginia Mckay (Ginger)

Areas of Focus:

  • Infectious disease prevention
  • Evidence-based public health
  • Sustainment and de-implementation of interventions
  • Application of systems science and thinking

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