William P McKinney, MD

McKinneySPHIS Administration
Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences
Professor and Associate Dean for Research
485 E. Gray St., Room No. 233 B
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-852-3008
Fax: 502-852-3291

William Paul McKinney, M.D., Professor and Associate Dean for Research in the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences in Louisville, KY. Most recently, Dr. McKinney served as Interim Dean from July 2023 through March 2024. Dr. McKinney's research interests include emergency preparedness and response, immunizations, the epidemiology of infectious diseases and travel medicine. From 1995-2005, he was the V.V. Cooke Chair and Professor of Medicine and chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Health Policy Research at UofL. Early in his career, McKinney served for two years as an epidemiology intelligence service officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and as a hospital epidemiologist at the Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis. His long-term involvement with the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices supports his active involvement in review of the COVID-19 pandemic and the vaccines. He is a liaison representative on the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and member the Louisville Metro Vaccination Task Force.


Epidemiology Intelligence Service (EIS)

EPO/Field Services Division

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, Georgia

The University of Minnesota Affiliated Hospitals
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota

Residency in Internal Medicine

The University of Texas/Southwestern Medical School
Dallas, Texas

Doctor of Medicine

Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, Texas

Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude

Research Interests

Bioterrorism and the epidemiology of infectious diseases

Teaching Activities

CREST "Evaluation of the Healthcare Literature" and "Health Services and Outcomes Research"

Current Projects

Center for the Deterrence of Biowarfare and Bioterrorism (CDC)

Preparing Health Professions to Respond to Bioterrorism (HRSA)


Liaison Member, CDC's Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices

Honors and Awards

1998 USPHS (DHHS) Primary Care Policy Fellow for 1999

1989 Fellow, American College of Physicians

1978 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

My Support Staff

Eric Nunn


Journal Articles

(3 publication(s) displayed.)

"Using established medical criteria to define disability: a proposal to amend the Americans with Disabilities Act"
Rothstein MA,Martinez SA,McKinney WP. Washington University Law Review Quarterly; 80(1): 243-297
Publication Date: 2002

"Vaccines for international travel"
McKinney WP. Primary Care; Clinics in Office Practice; 28(4): 823-852
Publication Date: 2001 Dec 20

"Adverse cardiac events after surgery: assessing risk in a veteran population"
Kumar R,McKinney WP,Raj G,Heudebert GR,Heller HJ,Koetting M,McIntire DD. Journal of General Internal Medicine; 16(8): 507-518
Publication Date: 2001 Aug

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