Timothy Callaghan & David Washburn

Timothy Callaghan is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Texas A&M University and the Director of Evaluation for the Southwest Rural Health Research Center. He has a PhD in political science from the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on the linkages between policy, politics, and public attitudes with an emphasis on health policy and politics. Dr. Callaghan has ongoing research studying anti-vaccination attitudes, the Affordable Care Act, Community Health Workers, and rural health. His research has appeared in journals such as the American Journal of Public Health, the Journal of Rural Health, the Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, Social Science and Medicine, and many other outlets.

David Washburn is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Texas A&M School of Public Health. Dr. Washburn has a Doctorate of Science and a Masters of Science from the Harvard School of Public Health. He has conducted a variety of health services research projects focusing on access to care particularly for vulnerable populations. Dr. Washburn served as a hospital strategic planner, a Peace Corps volunteer, and he speaks Spanish. He has studied Community Health Workers, mobile health applications, Tribal health programs, risk-adjusted payment mechanisms, health reform implementation, emergency department utilization, patient trust and perceptions of hospital quality, and alternative models of care provision.

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