• Dr. McGrath is an Everett B. Sackett Associate Professor and Director for Graduate Programs in Analytics 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.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2018 The Validity of Online Patient Ratings of Physicians: Analysis of Physician Peer Reviews and Patient Ratings.Interactive Journal of Medical Research.  7:e8. 2018
    2016 Asthma and asthma-related health care utilization among people without disabilities and people with physical disabilities.Disability and Health Journal.  9:646-654. 2016
    2015 Using the Electronic Health Record in Nursing Research: Challenges and Opportunities.Western Journal of Nursing Research.  37:1284-1294. 2015
    2015 National Survey of Providers Treating Patients With Metabolic Disorders Identified by Newborn Screening Demonstrates Challenges Faced by Clinical Care Systems.Clinical Pediatrics.  54:759-764. 2015
    2011 National profile of children with Down syndrome: disease burden, access to care, and family impact.Journal of Pediatrics.  159:535-40.e2. 2011
    2011 The impact of socioeconomic factors on asthma hospitalization rates by rural classification.Journal of Community Health.  36:495-503. 2011
    2011 State-sponsored public reporting of hospital quality.Health Affairs.  30:367. 2011
    2011 Still Broken: Understanding the U.S. Health Care SystemInquiry.  48:169-170. 2011
    2010 The Relationship between Resilience and Body Image in College WomenThe Internet Journal of Health.  10. 2010
    2009 Access to genetic counseling for children with autism, Down syndrome, and intellectual disabilities.Pediatrics.  124 Suppl 4:S443-S449. 2009
    2009 Implementation Theory Revisited . . . Again: Lessons from the State Children's Health Insurance ProgramPolitics and Policy.  37:309-336. 2009
    2006 Poor people's medicine: Medicaid and American charity care since 1965.Inquiry.  43:406-407. 2006
    2005 Understanding MedicareETC.: A Review of General Semantics.  56:44-52. 2005
    "The Evolution of Data Science: A New Mode of Knowledge ProductionInternational Journal of Knowledge Management.  15.


    Year Title
    2014 Health Policy Analysis 2014
    2011 Essentials of Applied Quantitative Methods for Health Services 2011

    Teaching Activities

  • Analytics Lab I Taught course 2019
  • Analytics Practicum II Taught course 2019
  • Self-Designed Analytics Lab II Taught course 2019
  • Analytics Practicum I Taught course 2018
  • Analytics Practicum II Taught course 2018
  • Analytics Practicum I Taught course 2017
  • Analytics Practicum II Taught course 2017
  • Health Systems Research I Taught course 2017
  • Analytics Practicum I Taught course 2016
  • Analytics Practicum II Taught course 2016
  • Health Systems Research I Taught course 2016
  • Health Systems Research I Taught course 2016
  • Analytics Applications I Taught course 2015
  • Analytics Practicum I Taught course 2015
  • Data Architecture Taught course 2015
  • Health Analytics Taught course 2015
  • Health Analytics Taught course 2015
  • Health Systems Research I Taught course 2015
  • Intro to Health Info Systems Taught course 2015
  • U.S. Health Care Systems Taught course 2014
  • Independent Study Taught course 2014
  • Top/Intro to Health Info Mngmt Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Health&MedicalAdminServices, University of New Hampshire
  • M.A. Social Sciences, Brandeis University
  • M.S. Health&MedicalAdminServices, Harvard University
  • Ph.D. Social Sciences, Brandeis University
  • Full Name

  • Robert McGrath, II