Understanding and Facilitating Rural Health Transformation

Tim McBride

Research Lead


Timothy McBride Timothy McBride, PhD., is currently a Professor of Public Health in the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. McBride, who received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin, focuses his research in the areas of health economics, health policy, and aging. Most of his research focuses on Medicare policy, health reform, the uninsured and insurance markets, rural health, Medicaid, and long-term care. McBride is co-author of two books, several book chapters, and several dozen articles in these subject areas. Dr. McBride has been recognized nationally for methodological contributions to health policy and economics. He received recognition from the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) as their Researcher of the Year in 2012. McBride is serving or has served on many national and state committees including the Methods Council for Academy Health, the Scientific Committee for the International Health Economics Association (iHEA), and the Health Care Research Training Grant Review Panel for the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ). He currently chairs the MOHealthNet Oversight Committee for Missouri (overseeing Medicaid) and serves on the State Health Policy Advisory Committee for Academy Health, and several other professional committees. McBride is currently serving as a member on the nationally-recognized Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) Rural Health Panel, which provides advice and briefings on rural health issues to the U.S. Congress and other policymakers. This Panel received a Special Recognition Award from the National Rural Health Association for service to the rural health community in 2000.