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Samantha Matlin, PhD

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


Dr. Samantha Matlin, a clinical/community psychologist, is the Director of Evaluation and Community Impact at the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale University School of Medicine and an evaluation consultant at The Consultation Center. In her role, she provides training and consultation to build evaluation capacity in community-based organizations and city and state agencies. She is currently working with the Pottstown School District in their trauma-informed community initiative. 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 committed to learning how contextual factors (such as neighborhood support, violence, trauma, and poverty) contribute to health and the interventions we can do to improve the health status of communities.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Associate
    Yale School of Medicine (2010)
  • PhD
    The George Washington University, Psychology (2008)
  • Psychology Predoctoral Fellow
    Yale School of Medicine (2008)
  • BA
    University of Pennsylvania (2002)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Health Leadership FellowConnecticut Health Foundation2011
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Loan Repayment Program (LRP) Recipient2010
Inter-laboratory Faculty Training Award, Interdisciplinary Research Consortium on Stress, Self-Control and Addiction (IRCSSA) Interdisciplinary Research Education2010
Zigler Center for Child Development and Social Policy Fellow2009

Departments & Organizations