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Kathleen S. Matt

Kathleen S. Matt

Dean - College of Health Sciences
Dean's Office
345 McDowell Hall

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  • B.A. University of Delaware, Biology (with distinction and honors) 1971‐1975
  • M.S. University of Delaware, Biology 1975‐1977
  • Ph.D. University of Washington, Zoology 1977‐1982

Professional Experience

  • Dean, College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware July 2009-present
  • Executive Director, Delaware Health Sciences Alliance 2009-present
  • Co-Director, University of Delaware – Thomas Jefferson University Health Education Partnership 2009-present
  • Senior Fellow, School of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University March 2010-present
  • Associate Vice President for Biomedical Affairs and Clinical Partnerships, Arizona State University 2008-July 2009
  • Associate Vice President for Research Administration,Arizona State University 2007-2008
  • Institutional Official for compliance for animal and human research studies, Arizona State University 2006-2008
  • Founding Faculty Member, University of Arizona College of Medicine-
    Phoenix, in partnership with Arizona State University 2006-2009
  • Franca G. Oreffice Dean's Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology, Arizona State University 2006-2009
  • Assistant Vice President for Research, Arizona State University 2005-2007
  • Director, Clinical Partnerships, Arizona State University 2004-2009
  • Director, Clinical Partnerships, Mayo Clinic Arizona 2004-2009
  • Consultant, Federal Trade Commission 2004-2006
  • Associate Director, Biodesign Institute 2001-2004
  • Director, ASU Center for the Study for Advancement of Stress Science 2001-2002
  • Full Professor of Exercise Science 2001-2009
  • Director, Exercise and Sport Research Institute 2000-2005
  • Director, Interdisciplinary Exercise Science Ph.D. Program 1999-2002
  • AAAS Congressional Fellowship, Endocrine Society, Staff of Senate Health 1998-1999
    Committee (Chairman, Senator Jeffords)
  • Associate Professor of Exercise Science, Arizona State University 1997-2001
  • Assistant Professor of Exercise Science, Arizona State University 1991-1997
  • Adjunct Professor in Clinical Psychology, Arizona State University 1993
  • Affiliated Faculty of Center for Study of Law, Science and Technology,
    Arizona State University 1989
  • Research Associate, Powdermill Nature Reserve, Field Station of the
    Carnegie Museum of Natural History 1989
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Zoology, Arizona State University 1987-1991
  • Scientist in Center for Cell Research, Center for Commercial Development of Space, NASA Center, Pennsylvania State University1987-1989
  • Assistant Professor of Physiology, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine 1985‑1987
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biology, Kent State University 1985‑1987
  • Faculty, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology Summer Study Program: Biology Summer of Sex Change in Reef Fish 1987
  • Faculty, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology Summer Study Program: The Summer Endocrinology of Tropical Marine Vertebrates 1986
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and Southern Illinois University 1982-1985


  • Franca G. Oreffice Dean's Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology, ASU 2006-2009
  • Governor’s Commission on the Health Status of Women and Families 2002-2003
  • Faculty speaker in Freshman Orientation (nominated) 2000
  • AAAS Congressional Fellow, Endocrine Society 1998-1999
  • Health Policy Fellow, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
    Committee (office of the committee, Senator James Jeffords)
  • Acknowledgement on the Floor of the Senate and the Congressional Record 1999
    for work on the Patients’ Bill of Rights
  • Arthritis Hero Award, Arizona Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation 1997
  • Governor’s Council for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disease, elected member 1996
  • AAAS Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowship, finalist 1995-1996

Recent Publications (selection)

  • Kopp-Woodroffe, S.A., Manore, M.M., Dueck, C.A., Skinner, J.S., and Matt, K.S. Energy and
    nutrient status of amenorrheic athletes participating in a diet and exercise training intervention
    program. International Journal of Sports Nutrition 9: 70-88, 1999.
  • Woodley, S.A., Matt, K.S., and Moore, M.C. Neuroendocrine responses in free-living female
    and male lizards after aggressive interactions. Physiology and Behavior. 71: 373-381, 2000.
  • Woodley, S,A., Matt, K.S., and Moore, M.C. Aggression in female mountain spiny lizards:
    Estradiol modulation of central monoamine activity”. Brain, Behavior, and Evolution
    2000; 56:175 – 183.
  • Sandoval, D.A, and Matt, K.S. Gender Differences In The Endocrine And Metabolic Responses to Hypoxic Exercise, JAP 92: 504-512, 2002.
  • Sandoval, D.A., Matt, K.S. Hormonal and Metabolic Responses to Hypoxic Exercise with
    Fluctuations of Estradiol and Progesterone, High Altitude Medicine and Biology, 4(1)61– 2, 2002. Traustadottir, T., Bosch, P. and Matt, K. S. Gender Differences in Cardiovascular and Hypothalamic- Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Responses to Psychological stress in Healthy Older Adults, Stress, 6: 133- 140, 2003.
  • Traustadóttir, T., Bosch, P., Cantu, T. and Matt, K.S. HPA Axis Response and Recovery from High Intensity Exercise in Women: Effects of Aging and Fitness. JCEM, 89:3248–3254, 2004.
  • Traustadottir, T., Bosch, P. and Matt, K. S. The HPA Axis Response to Psychological Stress in Women: Effects of Aging and Fitness, Psychoneuroendocrinology, 30:392-402, 2005.
  • Arent, S., Landers, D., Matt, K.S., and Etnier, J. Dose-Response and Mechanistic Issues in the Resistance Training and Affect Relationship. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 27: 92-110, 2005.
  • French, S., Matt, K. and Moore,M. The effects of stress on wound healing in male tree lizards (Urosaurus ornatus) . General and Comparative Endocrinology. Volume 145, Issue 2, 15 January 2006, Pages 128-132.
  • K. Matt, M. Irving, G. Hook, I. Yusen, F. Eagar, K. Kirschner, R. Crea and M. Bitler, Olive Vegetation Water Supplement Decreases Disease Activity in Patients with Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Nutrition Research. Volume 27, Issue 8, August 2007, Pages 470-477.

Memberships in Professional Organizations

  • Endocrine Society
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

Legislative Experience

Congressional Fellowship funded by the Endocrine Society (September 1998 – August 1999)
Health Policy Fellow, United State Senate, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (the Chairman’s Office, Senator James Jeffords), 835 Senate Hart Building, Washington, D.C. 20510

Legislative Issues: Confidentiality of Medical Records, Patients Bill of Rights, prevention programs and models, treatment models for chronic disease – acute and chronic care, end-of-life programs/ pain management, diabetes education programs, osteoporosis, women’s health issues, home health coverage

I wrote two bills which were introduced in the Senate, one on Home Health and the other on Prevention Programs for Seniors. The prevention bill was re-introduced this year in the Senate. I participated in the committee discussions of the Confidentiality of Medical Records and development of initial guidelines. I prepared visual materials for presentation in the Senate debate on Patients Bill of Rights I prepared questions for the chair, Senator Jeffords to ask to the Secretary of HHS, Donna Shalala in a meeting before the committee on health care reform. I organized and led meetings with Health, Research, & Services Administration that resulted in the elimination of sequential billing for home health agencies. I met with various disease groups, and university groups on issues regarding legislation to support research funding.

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