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.
  • Applying the policy ecology framework to Philadelphia’s Behavioral Health Transformation Efforts 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.
  • From recovery-oriented care to public health: Case studies of participatory public art as a pathway to wellness for persons with behavioral health challenges 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
  • From Eureka! to team science: Twenty-first century science as a relational process and a place for community psychology 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.
  • The baby or the bath water? Lessons learned from the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention Research prioritization task force literature review 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.
  • Heightened vagal activity during high-calorie food presentation in obese compared with non-obese individuals: Results of a pilot study. 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.
  • A community’s response to suicide through public art: Stakeholder perspectives from the Finding the Light Within project. 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.
  • Evaluation of a group cognitive-behavioral depression prevention program for young adolescents: A randomized effectiveness trial. 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.
  • Providing competency training to clinical supervisors through an interactional supervision approach. 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.
  • Developing suicide prevention programs for African American youth in African American churches. 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