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Thomas W. Woolley


Thomas W. Woolley PhD

Samford University

Dr. Woolley is Professor of Quantitative Analysis & Biostatistics at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama and is actively engaged in research. He has been a Co-Investigator on over 20 research grants, generating nearly nine million dollars in extramural funding. He has published or presented over 250 works before scientific conferences. Aggressively promoting research in matters related to Parkinson’s disease is particularly meaningful to Dr. Woolley and his family, wife Mary Lyn and two grown children, Drew and McKenzie, as Dr. Woolley was diagnosed with the disease himself in 2013. After graduating with a PhD in statistics and research design from Florida State University, Dr. Woolley began his career as a member of the faculty at the Quillen College of Medicine where he served as the Director of the Division of Biostatistics and Medical Computing. He worked as Professor and Head of the Division of Public Health Biostatistics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he was honored with the President’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 1992. In 2000 he was named the Carnegie Foundation/CASE Alabama Professor of the Year and received Samford University’s Buchanan Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching in 2001. Dr. Woolley was named a Templeton Scholar in 2003 and for three years conducted post-doctoral research at the University of Oxford.

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