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

Matthew Kearney, PhD, MPH, is 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, he has served as a Research Fellow with Penn Medicine’s Center for Health Equity Advancement (CHEA). As a CHEA fellow, he has 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 his scholarship is focused on three specific areas: 1) program evaluation, 2) health promotion through community-engaged research, and 3) social media surveillance and evaluation. He has a methodological focus on integrated research methods using advanced quantitative and qualitative techniques, and is 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, he works 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. He recently was accepted as a Senior Fellow with the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.