Rochester, Minnesota


Clark.Matthew@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


The research of Matthew M. Clark, Ph.D., L.P., focuses on the implementation of behavioral interventions to improve adherence to health behavior change recommendations in medical patients, and on strategies for helping patients cope with their health problems.

Focus areas

  • Examining obesity treatment outcomes
  • Investigating benefits of health coaching for medical patients
  • Exploring physical activity interventions
  • Exploring the effectiveness of a structured multidisciplinary intervention to improve the quality of life for patients with cancer and their caregivers

Significance to patient care

Using behavioral interventions, Dr. Clark hopes to increase patient adherence to positive lifestyle change recommendations, which will result in better health outcomes and improved quality of life.

Professional highlights

  • David H. Murdock-Dole Food Company Professor of Nutrition, 2021


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology

Joint Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, Nutrition, Department of Internal Medicine

Administrative Appointment

  1. Chair for Research, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Psychology


  1. Fellow Brown University Medical School, Division of Behavioral Medicine
  2. PhD - Clinical Psychology Fordham University
  3. Internship - Clinical Psychology Syracuse VA Medical Center
  4. MA - Clinical Psychology Fordham University
  5. AB - Psychology College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University, New York

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