Samantha Matlin, PhD

VP of Learning and Community Impact, The Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation

Courses Taught

PUBH 5210 Program Evaluation & PUBH 5550 A Public Health Approach to Behavioral Health

Brief Bio

Dr. Samantha Matlin, a clinical/community psychologist, is a psychologist with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a faculty member at University of Pennsylvania public health master’s program. She is the Senior Consultant for Learning and Community Impact at The Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation. In her role, she provides training and consultation to build capacity in community-based organizations and city and state agencies to strengthen organizational effectiveness and ensure a greater impact on social, economic, health, and educational conditions in communities, including the effects of racism, intergenerational poverty, and trauma. She is also the Senior Policy Associate at The Evidence-Based Policy Institute, Baker Center for Children and Families.

She is the former Special Advisor to the Commissioner at the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services where she contributed to the formulation of high priority programmatic initiatives and policy across the behavioral health system. She is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale University School of Medicine. She is committed to improving the health status of communities by strengthening the effectiveness of health and social service systems, with a focus on how neighborhood factors contribute to health.