Samantha Matlin, PhD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology); Director of Evaluation and Community Impact

Public Health Interests

Child Mental Health; Community health; Health Disparities; Health promotion-disease prevention; Social determinants of health

Research Organizations

Connecticut Mental Health Center

Selected Publications

  • Matlin, S.L., Molock, S.D., & Tebes, J.K. (In press). Suicidality and depression among African American adolescents: The role of family, peer, and neighborhood support. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.
  • Powell, B., Beidas, R., Rubin, R., Stewart, R., Wolk, C., Matlin, S., Weaver, S., Hurford, M., Evans, A., Hadley, T., & Mandell, D. (in press). Applying the policy ecology framework to Philadelphia’s Behavioral Health Transformation Efforts. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.
  • Mohatt, N. V., Hunter, B.A., Matlin, S. L., Golden, J. H., Evans, A. C., & Tebes, J. K. (2015). From recovery-oriented care to public health: Case studies of participatory public art as a pathway to wellness for persons with behavioral health challenges. Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health, 2(1), 9-18. DOI 10.1007/s40737-015-0024-7
  • Tebes, J. K., Thai, N. D., & Matlin, S. L. (2014). “From Eureka! to team science: Twenty-first century science as a relational process and a place for community psychology.” American Journal of Community Psychology. doi: 10.1007/s10464-014-9625-7. NIHMSID: NIHMS587275.
  • Molock, S.D., Heekin, J.M., Matlin, S.G., Barksdale, C.L., Gray, E., & Booth, C.L. (2014) The baby or the bath water? Lessons learned from the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention Research prioritization task force literature review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 47, 3(2), S114-S121.
  • Udo, T., Weinberger, A.H., Grilo, C.M., Brownell, K.D., DiLeone, R.J., Lampert, R., Matlin, S.L., Yanagisawa, K., & McKee, S.A. (2014). Heightened vagal activity during high-calorie food presentation in obese compared with non-obese individuals: Results of a pilot study. Obesity Research & Clinical Practice. Advance Online Publication. DOI:10.1016/j.orcp.2013.05.006.
  • Mohatt, N. V., Singer, J. B., Evans, A. C., Matlin, S. L., Golden, J., Harris, C., Siciliano, C., Kiernan, G., Pelleritti, M., & Tebes, J. K. (2013). A community’s response to suicide through public art: Stakeholder perspectives from the Finding the Light Within project. American Journal of Community Psychology, 52, 753-765. PMID: 23743604.
  • Gillham, J.E., Reivich, K.J., Brunwasser, S.M., Freres, D.R., Chajon, N.D., Kash-MacDonald, V.M., Chaplin, T.M., Abenavoli, R.M., Matlin, S.L., Gallop, R.J., & Seligman, M.E.P. (2012). Evaluation of a group cognitive-behavioral depression prevention program for young adolescents: A randomized effectiveness trial. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 621-639.
  • Tebes, J.K., Matlin, S.L., Migdole, S.J., Farkas, M.S., Money, R.W., Shulman, L., & Hoge, M.A. (2011). Providing competency training to clinical supervisors through an interactional supervision approach. Research on Social Work Practice, 21(2), 190-199.
  • Molock, S.D., Matlin, S., Barksdale, C., Puri, R., & Lyles, J. (2008). Developing suicide prevention programs for African American youth in African American churches. Suicide & Life Threatening Behavior, 38(3), 323-333.

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Samantha Matlin, PhD
Mailing Addresses
389 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
1501 Cherry Street
2nd Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19102