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Dan McCarty

Experience and Interests

Teaching Experience

  • Professor, UW-Stevens Point (2007-present)
  • Lecturer, Swinburne University, Australia (1996-2001)
  • Honorary Lecturer, Monash University, Australia (1996-1998)

Research Interests

  • Obesity and Diabetes Prevention

Professional Experience

  • Research Scientist, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation (2001-2008)
  • Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Eye Research Australia, Univ. of Melbourne (1999-2001)
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, International Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia (1993-1999)


  • Member Delta Omega National Honor Society for Public Health



  • Advisory Board Member, UW-Stevens Point Department of Computing and New Media Technology (2012-present)
  • Member, UW-Stevens Point Faculty Senate (2013-2014)


  • Member, Community Advisory Board, Medical College of Wisconsin Community Medical Education Program (2013-2020)
  • Member, Northeast and Northern Regional Research Council. University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (2008-2014)
  • Researcher, Wisconsin Physical Activity and Nutrition Program Ad-hoc Committee to Evaluate the Wisconsin Public School Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (2006-2008)
  • Member, Marshfield Healthy Lifestyles Initiative Internal Advisory Committee (2001-2005)
  • Member, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation Institutional Review Board (2002-2005)
  • Member, International Diabetes Institute- National Diabetes Prevalence Survey (AusDiab) Steering Committee (1997-2001)
  • Member, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Human Research and Ethics Committee Member (2000-2001)

Professional Memberships

  • American Health Information Management Association
  • Society for Epidemiologic Research
  • Delta Omega National Honor Society for Public Health
  • Wisconsin Public Health Association

Presentations and Publications

Fun Facts

Last book you read?

A Long Way From Home – Peter Carey

Best advice you ever received?

It’s not the list of accomplishments you have achieved that’s important. The real value is in helping people along the way.

Favorite Quote?

You may be capable of great things,
But life consists of small things.

-Den Ming~Dao

One thing about your school that you are most proud of?

I’m proud to work with people who are incredibly dedicated to teaching.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

I enjoy working with young people and hearing the sound of laughter in the halls.

A piece of advice for students in your school?

You will likely forget most of what you learn here. Hopefully, however, you will learn to think deeply, appreciate widely and have the self-discipline to teach yourself anything.

Dan McCarty
Academic Director - Health Information Management and Technology (HIMT)
Professor - Health Science

D143 Science Building


Ph.D. in Epidemiology
University of Pittsburgh, 1995

M.S. in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Medical College of Wisconsin, 1989

B.A. Psychology and Economics
UW-Madison, 1984

Certified Health Data Analyst Credentialed Exam
American Health Information Management Association, 2021


HIMT 350 - Statistics of Healthcare
HS 301 - Fundamentals of Biostatistics
HS 360- Research Design & Methods
HS 395 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology