MATT DAVIS portrait
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
  • Research Associate Professor, Population Health Sciences

Honors & Awards

  • Hans H. Strupp Memorial Award. Society for Psychotherapy Research, 06/10/2009
  • Employee of the year. Neighborhood Action Coalition, 01/01/1998
  • Community Service Award. Utah Area Gang Task Force , 01/01/1998


  • Society for Psychotherapy Research ( SPR), Member, 01/01/2005 - 04/15/2009
  • American Psychological Association ( APA), Member, 01/01/2002 - present

In the Media

  • Featured on Child Welfare Information Gateway podcast #43, Children's Bureau, Administration for Child and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services. 11/01/2019.
  • Article in CSW Research Matters highlighting simulation lab. 07/02/2018.
  • The children's Bureau, part of the Office of the Administration for Children & Families, stated the following regarding our development of a system for continuous quality improvement of residential programs in child welfare: "One state in particular stood out as leading the field in using evaluation to inform practice. Utah contracted with the University of Utah to conduct a thorough evaluation of its congregate care programs (e.g., outcome measures, qualitative interviews with youth). This evaluation process has the capacity to immediately respond with staff training when the needs of the placed children require it. Much is needed in the development of evidence-informed and evidenced-based treatment programs for children with serious mental and behavioral challenges, and this is a promising evaluation model that can help build evidence for effective practices.". 03/30/2015.

Professional Service

  • National Human Services Training. Role: Steering Committee Member. National Human Services Training Evaluation Symposium Steering Committee. 11/02/2018 - 05/16/2019
  • Children's Bureau. Role: Advisory Group Member. Children’s Bureau National Study of Title IV-E Waiver Programs, Instrument Advisory Group. 06/01/2016 - 08/01/2016
  • National Human Services Training. Role: Steering Committee Member. National Human Services Training Evaluation Symposium Steering Committee. 11/02/2015 - 05/16/2016
  • Capacity Building Center for States, Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative. Role: Consultant. Evaluation Consultant for the Center for States, Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative, an initiative of the Children’s Bureau. 09/01/2015 - present
  • Utah Juvenile Court. Role: Committee Member. Juvenile Court Research Committee. 01/02/2012 - 06/12/2013
  • Sequoia Youth Services. Role: Board Member. Sequoia Youth Services Board. 01/01/1998 - 12/01/1998

Internal Service

  • Strategic Planning Committee. Member, 10/01/2017 - 06/01/2018. College service.
  • Practice Committee. Member, 07/01/2017 - present. College service.
  • Ph.D. Committee. Committe Member, 07/01/2016 - present. Department service.

Community Partnership

  • Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) Youth Treatment Referral Workgroup. 02/07/2019 - 11/14/2019
  • Provided consultation to Anne Williamson, Director of the Department of Human Services on IV-E waiver and implementation science. 08/20/2018 - 08/22/2018
  • Providing ongoing consultation to Department of Human Services, Office of Quality and Design. 05/01/2018 - 12/31/2018