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 Associate Professor
Clemson University School of Health Research

Cancer Care Delivery Research Director 
Prisma Health–Upstate

Who is Dr. Hudson?

Dr. Hudson’s academic and practice background prepare him to investigate patient, provider, and organizational factors mediating clinical outcomes and patient well-being. Dr. Hudson earned his degrees from the University of San Francisco (B.A. Psychology), the University of California at Berkeley (M.P.H., Behavioral Science), and Dartmouth College (Ph.D., Evaluative Clinical Science). Dr. Hudson lectures in Clemson University’s Clinical and Translational Research Graduate Certificate program, and is a faculty member of Clemson’s School of Nursing. Dr. Hudson also collaborates with Dr. Thomas Britt to support Clemson/Prisma research collaborations via Prisma’s Health Sciences Center. Dr. Hudson is co-investigator and Cancer Care Delivery Research (CCDR) Director of the NIH award, National Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) community sites (UM1).

He currently serves as NRG Oncology NCORP Research Base CCDR Vice Chair, and also serves on the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Patient Engagement Advisory Panel. Dr. Hudson’s leadership roles
position him to advance transdisciplinary , patient-centered health service research specifically
informing oncology practice and more broadly informing population health.

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. His work also considers the myriad social factors portending individual and community need for clinical services.

Dr. Hudson’s work also transforms health care by ensuring patient values and preferences inform outcome evaluations. Apart from his own research, Dr. Hudson collaborates with CUSHR faculty Drs. Britt 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