D. Bradley “Brad” McWilliams wrote his name into the UTHealth Houston story forever in 2023 with a transformational commitment to the School of Biomedical Informatics. His generosity created endowed research funds, academic positions, and scholarships, which will significantly enhance the school’s ability to leverage data science to save and improve lives. In honor of his extraordinary gift, the school is now named D. Bradley McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics at UTHealth Houston.
McWilliams’ commitment to biomedical informatics reiterates his legacy as a champion of health care innovation to enhance community well-being.
He has served on the UTHealth Houston Development Board since 2009 and on several of the university’s committees and advisory councils. His generosity to the university has supported priorities including nursing, child development, molecular medicine, public health, and biomedical informatics—a testament to his long-standing devotion to Houston and the people who live here.
After three decades with Cooper Industries as an attorney, CPA, and CFO, McWilliams applied his financial expertise to advancing medical technology through private equity investing. McWilliams has consistently devoted his time and resources to improve the community, supporting the YMCA of Greater Houston, Hermann Park Conservancy, American Red Cross, Houston SPCA, Alley Theatre, Houston Symphony, and Houston Grand Opera.