Mac McCullough is Assistant Professor in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. Dr. McCullough’s research centers on the structures and financing of organizations promoting population health. He recently led the development of a novel dataset to measure local governmental investments in health and social services. This has enabled long-term tracking of how both spending and population health outcomes change over time. Dr. McCullough also serves as the Health Economist for the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. He works directly with public health professionals to perform economic analyses of public health programs, policies, and systems in the nation’s fourth largest local health jurisdiction. McCullough is the Deputy Director of the RWJF-funded National Safety Net Advancement Center and served as the chair of AcademyHealth’s public health systems research interest group advisory board from 2017 to 2019. Prior to academia he worked at the National Academy of Sciences and U.S. Department of State. He completed his Ph.D. in health services at UCLA, his M.P.H. at the University of Minnesota, and his bachelor’s degree at Georgetown University.

Mac McCullough is a 2019 grantee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Health Data for Action program, managed by AcademyHealth.