Clinical Professors

Clinical Professors, Matthew F. Hudson, Ph.D., M.P.H. at the School of Health Research, Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

Matthew F. Hudson, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Clemson University School of Health Research

Comparative Effectiveness Research Director
Cancer Care Delivery Research Director 
Prisma Health–Upstate

Who is Dr. Hudson?

Dr. Hudson’s academic and practice background prepares him to investigate relationships between social-psychological factors, prevention, and wellness behavior. His education also positioned him to apply these principles to Population Health Management strategies. Dr. Hudson earned a bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of San Francisco, a master’s degree in Public Health with an emphasis on Behavioral Science, from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Evaluative Clinical Sciences from Dartmouth College. Prior service as a CDC grant application reviewer informs his insights about challenges underrepresented/priority populations may experience in traditional care settings. Consistent with this interest, Dr. Hudson collaborated with CUSHR faculty scholars Drs. Rachel Mayo, Veronica Parker, and Windsor Sherrill on a publication examining provider perceptions of interpretation services and factors related to ad hoc interpreters (Mayo, et al., 2016).  Dr. Hudson is co-investigator and Cancer Care Delivery Research Director of the NIH award, National Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) community sites (UM1). Thus, he studies how social factors, financing systems, organizational structure, provider and individual behavior impact cancer care quality, cost, and access. He is also a member of the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Care Delivery Research (CCDR) Coordinating Committee. This committee promotes and coordinates scientific collaboration, standardizes essential CCDR strategies, and develops operational procedures to support collaborations. Similarly, Dr. Hudson’s scholarship informs transdisciplinary care teams on health service research strategies informing clinical practice and population health. His scholarship also explores strategies for enhancing patient engagement. Therefore, his work applies lessons learned from disease-specific care challenge (e.g., cancer care), to global care and research improvement strategies. 

For more information, see his Curriculum Vitae.

How Dr. Hudson’s research is transforming health care

Dr. Hudson’s work transforms health care by emphasizing the impact of social, behavioral, and psychological determinants of health on clinical service access and outcomes. This emphasis expands practice-centric inquiry invested in examining care interventions’ clinical effectiveness and considers the myriad social factors that portend individual and community need for clinical services. 

Dr. Hudson’s work also transforms health care by ensuring outcome evaluations are informed by patients’ values and preferences. Apart from his own research, Dr. Hudson collaborates with CUSHR faculty Drs. Fredendall and Sherrill to facilitate inter-institutional collaborations between Clemson University, Prisma Health–Upstate, and Prisma Health–Upstate’s other academic partners. Dr. Hudson’s efforts include co-developing the clinical research infrastructure essential to research execution, and intermural education on research design in clinical settings. 

News and Media Related to Dr. Hudson’s research

Hudson, M.F., 2016 “The Importance of Community and Vitality Promotion to Population Health (Commentary),” Association of American Medical Colleges Research on Care Community Newsletter

Key Health Research Interest Areas

Cancer Care Delivery Research, Social Determinants of Health, Comparative Effectiveness, Promotion, Prevention, Health Service Research, Disparities, Health Equity, Population Health, Community Health