- B.A. in political science and economics, University of Rhode Island (1987)
- M.A. in political science, Brown University (1990)
- Ph.D. in political science and public policy, Brown University (1992)
Areas of expertise: Health care reform at state and national levels, health care in popular culture, health care regulation of hospitals, certificate of need regulation, public opinion and health care, language and public policy/problem definition
Hackey is professor of health policy and management at Providence College. He is the author of "Cries of Crisis: Rethinking the Health Care Debate," published in 2012 by the University of Nevada Press. Hackey's previous books include "The New Politics of State Health Policy" (University Press of Kansas, 2001) and "Rethinking Health Care Policy: The New Politics of State Regulation" (Georgetown University Press, 1997), co-edited with David Rochefort. His articles on health care reform, hospital regulation and certificate-of-need laws have appeared in the Journal of Economic Issues, the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, the Journal of Trauma, and Medical Care Review, among others. In 2008, he was recognized as the Rhode Island professor of the year by the Carnegie/CASE U.S. Professors of the Year Program.