Matthew is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication, and Affiliate Graduate Faculty in the Department of Information Science, at the State University of New York at Albany. He will be joining the faculty of the School of Communication and Information of Rutgers University in Fall 2017. His research primarily focuses on the role of communication as a determinant of health and health disparities in urban communities, but also on how the well-being of neighborhoods and their residents can be transformed through communication-centered interventions. As a Fulbright fellow in Greece (Spring 2018), Matthew will study strategies employed by individuals and families in disadvantaged communities of Athens to weather the ongoing economic crisis and its health-related effects. He will be collaborating with and lecturing on related topics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Panteion University, and the Greek National Center for Social Research.
State University of New York at Albany, NY
Department of Communication
Ph.D. in Communication, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2008