Matthew Kearney, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Courses Taught

PUBH 5040 Public Health Theories & Frameworks

Brief Bio

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH) at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) with additional training in mixed methods, biostatistics, and qualitative research. Since 2019, I have served as a Research Fellow with Penn Medicine’s Center for Health Equity Advancement (CHEA). As a CHEA fellow, I have worked as a consultant, collaborator, and mentor on a variety of research projects that use mixed methods to evaluate disparities in care quality and workforce inclusion. At Penn my scholarship is focused on three specific areas: 1) program evaluation, 2) health promotion through community-engaged research, and 3) social media surveillance and evaluation. I have a methodological focus on integrated research methods using advanced quantitative and qualitative techniques, and am currently Associate Director of the Mixed Methods Research Lab, a service center within Penn Medicine that facilitates a variety of inter- and multi-disciplinary research projects. Currently, I work as grant evaluator on multiple HRSA-funded training awards for resident physicians and primary care providers, as well as evaluator for a PCORI-funded multi-site clinical trial. I recently was accepted as a Senior Fellow with the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.