Matthew Price, PhD

Department of Psychological Science, University of Vermont, USA

Dr. Matthew Price trained as a clinical psychologist at Georgia State University where he completed research on the use of virtual reality as a means to treat those with social anxiety disorder. He then completed his internship and post-doctoral training at the Medical University of South Carolina where he specialized in traumatic stress. He is currently an associate professor in the department of psychological science at the University of Vermont.

His research focuses on creating innovative strategies to expand the reach of clinical care for victims of traumatic events and those suffering from anxiety disorders. To achieve this goal, he uses a translational framework in which fundamental mechanisms of treatment response for evidence-based interventions are identified. These findings are then used to develop and evaluate novel interventions delivered through widely available technologies (e.g. mobile devices, remote sensors, websites).

He is especially interested in treatments that can be administered in acute care settings (e.g. Emergency Departments, Trauma Centers) to reduce distress shortly after trauma exposure. This research is multidisciplinary by nature and he collaborates regularly with experts across a wide range of fields including computer science, bioinformatics, human factors, health services, nursing, medicine, and neuroscience.

His work has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the American Psychological Foundation, and the University of Vermont.