Dept. of Epidemiology
School of Public Health

Contact Information:

Office Address: KB 120
Phone: 205-975-3036
Websites: Dept. of Epidemiology Faculty Page


University of Vermont
BS, Education, 1993

Harvard University
MS, Health and Social Behavior, 1995

University of Alabama at Birmingham
PhD, Epidemiology, 1998

Research Description:

Along with his staff, Dr. McGwin provides study design and statistical analysis support for research activities associated with the Clinical Research Unit. Specific examples of the services they provide include selection of appropriate epidemiologic study designs, power and sample size calculations, and the statistical analysis and interpretation of research data. Dr. McGwin's staff also provide database design and management support for research activities within the Clinical Research Unit. The goal is to provide a comprehensive set of services from study design to manuscript preparation such that researchers can efficiently transform hypotheses into executable studies. In addition to these activities, Dr. McGwin also maintains several research interests within the Clinical Research Unit. His primary research activities relate to the driving safety of older adults. Many of these studies seek to evaluate associations between medical, functional, and physical impairments and motor vehicle collision involvement. Some of his current and past projects focus on the issue of diabetes and motor vehicle collisions among older drivers and visual impairments and their association with injuryproducing motor vehicle collisions. Dr. McGwin is also involved in several clinical epidemiologic studies focusing primarily on risk factors for age-related maculopathy and characteristics associated with glaucoma incidence and progression. Dr. McGwin also has an extensive interest in epidemiologic and statistical methodology as it applies to the field of ophthalmology.


DRC Membership Category:

Senior Scientist