Timothy Callaghan's Portrait

Timothy Callaghan

Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management

School of Public Health


Tim Callaghan’s research interests are health politics, the Affordable Care Act, autism policy, opioid policy, rural health policy, state politics, and public opinion about health topics. He is available to discuss the policies and public opinion surrounding COVID-19.

Callaghan is a leading national expert in the field of vaccine hesitancy. He has had research featured in prominent journals, including the American Journal of Public Health, the Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, American Politics Research, Social Science and Medicine and Publius: The Journal of Federalism.

He is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Texas A&M School of Public Health. Callaghan also serves on the advisory board of the Program in Health Law and Policy and is director of evaluation with the nationally recognized Southwest Rural Health Research Center at Texas A&M. The center, funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, was established to address the needs of rural and underserved populations across Texas and the nation by bringing together a unique combination of faculty expertise in health policy, health economics, aging, long-term care, health law, epidemiology and biostatistics and chronic disease.

He received his Bachelor of Arts in political science and Bachelor of Science in biological sciences from the University of Connecticut. He then went on to receive his Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in political science from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.