Tim McBride – Health

Tim McBride

Professor in the Brown School at Washington University, St Louis.

Tim McBride

Timothy McBride is currently a Professor in the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to joining the Brown School in August 2008, he spent five years in the Department of Health Management and Policy and served as Division Head of Health Policy at the School of Public Health, Saint Louis University. Dr. McBride spent 12 years at the University of Missouri-St. Louis as an Associate Professor in the Departments of Economics and Public Policy and spent four years at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. from 1987-1991. Dr. McBride also served as the first Associate Dean for Public Health at Washington University, responsible for all phases of the development of the new Master of Public Health Program (MPH), from 2009 to 2012.


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. In particular, 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 or editor of two books, several book chapters, and several dozen journal articles in these subject areas.


In his role as the first Associate Dean for Public Health at Washington University, Dr. McBride led the effort for the MPH program to receive accreditation from the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH). From 2000-01, Dr. McBride served as Interim Associate Dean for College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (a college that contained 18 departments and over 300 faculty), and from 2003-07 he was responsible for the development of MPH in Health Policy program at Saint Louis University; and from 2005-07 he was Co-Director of the Ph.D. Program at Saint Louis University.


Dr. McBride is serving on many national, state and local committees that recognize his  contributions to health policy and economics. For example, he serves on the Methods Council for Academy Health, and currently serves as a member of 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 in 2000. Dr. McBride is currently serving as the Chair of the MOHealthNet Oversight committee for Missouri (providing oversight and advice on Medicaid). In addition, Dr. McBride has served as a member of the Federal Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on the Designation of Medically Underserved Populations (MUP) and Health Professions Shortage Areas (HPSAs), the State Health Policy Advisory Committee for Academy Health, the Editorial Board for the Health Administration Press, the and several other professional committees.


Dr. McBride was received several other awards and recognitions for his work. In 2014, he received the award for “Distinguished Faculty” member at the Brown School, Washington University. In 2012, he received recognition as the National Rural Health Association’s “Rural Health Researcher of the Year.” In 2007, he was named the winner of the “Health Care Hero” award in Public Policy by the St. Louis Business Journal, recognizing his regular and frequent contributions to the press and the St. Louis region on health policy issues. In 1998, he was awarded the Teacher of the Year award by the University of Wisconsin Administrative Medicine Program. Dr. McBride’s research work has been recognized through the awarding of numerous grants from institutions such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Kaiser Family Foundation, Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, Missouri Foundation for Health, Russell Sage Foundation, Department of Health and Human Services/HRSA/Office of Rural Health Policy, and the National Institutes of Aging.