Dr. Blake McGee is a former emergency nurse with a PhD in nursing science and a focus on health policy. His research looks at health policy trade-offs and their effects on patient outcomes and health care costs in publicly finance health insurance programs. He recently completed two studies of how the outcomes of ischemic stroke differ between states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and states that did not. Previously, he examined the effects of prescription drug cost sharing on treatment adherence, hospital use, and medical costs among Medicare Part D subscribers with heart failure. Dr. McGee teaches health policy, research methods, and statistics to nursing and other health professions students. He also serves on the Legislative Committee of the Georgia Nurses Association, the Communications Committee of the Southern Nursing Research Society, and in the Georgia State University Senate.