William McClellan MD, MPH

Emory University

William M. McClellan is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he teaches courses in the epidemiology of chronic disease, cardiovascular disease and aging. Dr. McClellan completed medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and his fellowship in renal medicine at the University of California in San Francisco. He received a MPH degree from Emory University in Atlanta.
The focus of Dr. McClellan’s recent research includes investigations of racial disparities among patients with chronic kidney disease; anemia and kidney disease as risk factors for cardiovascular disease and stroke; studies of the familial aggregation of chronic kidney disease; and socioeconomic and geographic variations in vascular access use and outcomes. Recently he has extended this work to examine the role of treatment center networks, generated by shared professional staff, as a factor in variation of vascular access use by end-stage renal disease patients.
He currently teaches courses in chronic disease, cardiovascular disease and aging epidemiology at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health. He is on the editorial boards of Kidney International and Clinical Journal of American Society on Nephrology and has published extensively on epidemiology, health services and outcomes research of chronic kidney disease. He is chairman of the scientific advisory committee for the NIDDK Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study (CRIC).