Timothy Ken Mackey is the Director of the Global Health Policy Institute (www.ghpolicy.org) and an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Global Public Health at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He is also the Associate Director for the UC San Diego MAS Program in Health Policy & Law. He earned his BA in Political Science-International Relations from the UC San Diego, a Masters Degree from UC San Diego MAS Program in Health Policy & Law, and his PhD in the Joint Global Public Health program with UC San Diego and San Diego State University. He has also completed an Executive Course in Global Health Diplomacy at the Graduate Institute, Geneva. His work focuses on a broad array of multidisciplinary topics in domestic and global public health research. This includes cross-cutting research in disciplines of public health, medicine, international relations, public policy, law, technology, economics and intellectual property, technology environmental health, eHealth, crime, and global governance. He has extensive professional working experience in the private sector and has worked for the World Health Organization and the US Department of State among others.