Dr. Kathleen Matt
Chief Wellbeing Officers® Advisor
Kathleen Matt, PhD has served as the dean of the College of Health Sciences at the University of Delaware since 2009. During her time as dean she has been instrumental in developing the Health Sciences Complex on the Science, Technology, and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus, a campus created on the site of a former Chrysler assembly plant. The Health Sciences Complex integrates: a primary care clinic, that offers nutritional counseling, mental health services, and fitness and exercise counseling; a physical therapy clinic, and speech language hearing clinic; and shared interdisciplinary and translational research labs-all of which offer state-of-the art facilities for experiential learning and collaborative research.
Dr. Matt earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology from the University of Delaware and received her PhD in endocrine physiology from the University of Washington, Seattle. Prior to coming to Delaware, Dr. Matt served as the Associate Vice President for Clinical Partnerships and Research Infrastructure at Arizona State University, where she served as a liaison between ASU and various clinical and community partners, and acted as director of the ASU-Mayo Clinic Partnership. While in Arizona, Dr. Matt was also the Franca G. Oreffice Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology at ASU and a founding faculty member of the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, in partnership with ASU. Dr. Matt also served as an Endocrine Society Health Policy Fellow for the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, in the office of the committee chair, Senator James Jeffords (1998-1999). In that position she was instrumental in writing and introducing the Medicare Wellness Act and the Patch Act, a home health bill.