Virginia McKay, MA, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Dr. McKay is research faculty within the Center for Public Health Systems Science (CPHSS) in the Brown School. Her research focuses on the dissemination and implementation (D&I) of evidence-based practices addressing HIV prevention, especially the sustainability and de-implementation of interventions. She addresses research questions in this area using mixed-methods approaches including qualitative, quantitative, and agent-based modeling. In her role, Dr. McKay supports projects within the center related to evidence-based public health and systems science. She also consults through the Dissemination and Implementation Research Core at the Washington University School of Medicine.

In addition to her role at CPHSS, Dr. McKay leads the Infectious Disease – Dissemination and Implementation Science (IDDI) Initiative at the Institute for Public Health with significant support from the Brown School. IDDI is designed to cultivate implementation science research in infectious disease to meaningfully improve evidence-based prevention and treatment of infectious diseases in the St. Louis Region and beyond.