Dr. McWhorter is one of the co-founders of Actuarial Research Group. He has a Ph.D. in statistics and management science from the University of Michigan and is a faculty member in the Decision and Information Sciences Department at the University of Houston. Dr. McWhorter was a consultant to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' (NAIC) 1975-78 Malpractice Closed Claim Study.
He also worked from 1982 to 1997 with several insuring organizations representing several hundred hospitals to establish an ongoing national database of closed hospital malpractice claims. Work on this database has led to several doctoral dissertations chaired by Dr. McWhorter.