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Mac McCullough, PhD, MPH

Professor and Associate Director for Community Engagement and Impact

Mac MacCullough

Mac McCullough is an associate professor in the School of Public and Population Health and serves as associate director for community engagement and impact. His research involves examining investments in public health and social services and assessing how these investments improve population health. He led the creation of a data source to track spending on health and social services at the local level and has used these data to explore how community spending can influence health factors and outcomes. His teaching centers on finance, policy, and management in health care and public health.

McCullough came to Boise State in 2022 from Arizona, where he served in a unique dual role as both tenured faculty at Arizona State University and also health economist at the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. He was recently named as a “40 Under 40 in Public Health” honoree by the de Beaumont Foundation and was an elected member of the Arizona Public Health Association Board of Directors. He won educator of the year awards in 2022 (ASU College of Health Solutions) and 2019 (ASU Science of Health Care Delivery). He served as deputy director of the RWJF-funded National Safety Net Advancement Center from 2015-2020 and was chair of the Academy Health Public Health Systems Research interest group from 2017-2019. Prior to entering academia, he worked at the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Department of State.

Contact Information

Office: HSRV 106
Phone: (208) 426-3929

Curriculum Vitae