Matt Kushner, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Matt Kushner

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-273-9806

Fax 612-273-9779

Office Address:
Matt Kushner, Ph.D.
2450 Riverside Ave.
F282/2A West
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Assistant Name
Teneshia Collins

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1991

BA, Psychology and Philosophy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1983

Internship, Psychology, Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1990 - 1991


Professional Associations

  • Research Society on Alcoholism
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies


Research Summary/Interests

Internalizing psychopathology (anxiety disorders and depressive disorders) co-occurring with substance abuse disorders (especially alcohol dependence). My research has explored the, epidemiology, causes, course and treatment of co-occurring disorders ("comorbidity").


Teaching Areas

Dr. Kushner is the Program Director of P3, an intensive 10-session grant writing program for Assistant Professors in the University's Medical School. He is also the Program Director of the NIDA T32 Post-Doctoral Training Program focused on Comorbidity between Substance Abuse and Mental Illness. 


Clinical Interests

Behavioral and cognitive therapies for anxiety disorders, especially obsessive compulsive disorder