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Dr. Paul MacLennan

Associate Director, Transplant Analytics, Informatics & Quality

Areas of Interest
abdominal transplantation, incompatible organ transplantation, transplantation of HIV-infected end-stage patients, outcomes and behavioral research focused on health disparities


Dr. Paul MacLennan is an epidemiologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he is a Professor of Surgery and Associate Director of Transplant Analytics, Informatics & Quality. His experience includes collaborations with researchers with diverse interests, including occupational exposures and mortality/cancer, health disparities, diabetes and vision, healthcare utilization, geriatric epidemiology, injury and trauma and solid organ transplantation. He currently serves as a study design and biostatistics expert in the UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science, providing methodological consultations campus-wide to faculty, residents and students through the CCTS Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design group. Over the course of his career, he has developed methodological expertise with all epidemiological study designs utilizing both primary and secondary data types from local and national sources for cross-sectional, retrospective, prospective, longitudinal and repeated measures data. In addition, MacLennan has expertise in data management and data linkages, methods for addressing missing data and advanced analyses using mathematical modeling for deriving measures of associations. Most recently, he has established an active collaboration with Dr. Jayme Locke, a UAB transplant surgeon-scientist, and coauthored more than 14 manuscripts with her over the past two years, consequently, enabling him to develop expertise in transplant outcomes. The pair's most recent collaboration has resulted in the development of a novel risk tool for potential kidney donors that incorporates APOL1 renal risk variants.


B.S. Microbiology
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

M.P.H. Epidemiology
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Ph.D. Epidemiology
University of Alabama at Birmingham


Campus Address
FOT 744

Academic Office: 205-934-0594