Dr. McBride received his PhD from the University of California Riverside under the mentorship of Dr. Victor G. J. Rodgers where his research focused on understanding the phenomena of crowded protein osmotic pressure and its applications to medical devices. During his PhD, he received a number of Fellowships, including an NSF IGERT Fellowship in Video Bioinformatics and a DOE GAANN Fellowship. His postdoctoral training occurred under the tutelage of Dr. John H. Zhang at Loma Linda University where he studied translational neuroscience research with an emphasis on cerebrovascular disease. During his postdoctoral work, Dr. McBride received an NIH F32 award from NHLBI to develop and study an animal model of vasovagal syncope. He has also co-authored several papers in the fields of engineering and neuroscience.

In 2017, Dr. McBride joined the Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery as an Assistant Professor where he has been investigating the potential therapeutic benefits of preventing micro-clots after subarachnoid hemorrhage. His research has been funded by grants from the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and industry.