Robert McGrath, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. McGrath is an Everett B. Sackett Associate Professor at the University of New Hampshire. He is also founder and Director for Graduate Programs in Analytics and Data Science at UNH. He holds an appointment in the Department of Health Management and Policy in the College of Health and Human Services at the University of New Hampshire.  

His academic focus surrounds health data and information issues for health care practice and policy.  From 2003 until 2008 he served as the executive director of the NH Health Information Center at UNH.  He has directed a number of health IT programs including, NH Connects for Health, the NH Health Care Interoperability Project, the Health Information Security and Privacy Project and helped guide the first Health Information Exchange Strategic Plan for New Hampshire.

His concurrent research focuses on health disparities for families with children with genetically derived and chronic health conditions.  He is a research affiliate at the Institute on Disability and the Institute for Health Policy, and is past Policy Fellow at the Carsey Institute.  He also served as an assistant health policy advisor for former Governor Jeanne Shaheen.

Dr. McGrath is also immensely involved with UNH and the community. He is the current President of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and has held positions on numerous affiliated committees since 2008. His involvement includes chair of the UNHAA Nominating committee, the Scholarship Committee and the Executive Committee.

Dr. McGrath holds a Ph.D from Brandeis University, M.S. From Harvard University and B.S from the University of New Hampshire.