Matt Kushner, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Matt Kushner

Contact Info

kushn001@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-273-9806

Fax 612-273-9774

Office Address:
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
F282/2A West-B
8393A (Campus Delivery Code)
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
F282/2A West-B
8393A (Campus Delivery Code)
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Assistant Name
Teneshia Collins

Administrative Email
coll1148@umn.edu

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

Summary

I received my BA in Psychology from the University of Nebraska, graduating Magna Cum Laude. I completed my PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri, and my Clinical Psychology Internship from the Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute.

I am a Professor of Psychiatry who studies the association of addiction and comorbid psychiatric disorders. My current research, funded by NIAAA, focuses on developing and testing cognitive behavioral treatments that can improve the alcohol use disorder treatment outcomes for individuals with co-occurring anxiety and depressive disorders. My research has also explored the epidemiology, causes, course and treatment of co-occurring disorders ("comorbidity"). To date, I have 88 publications, 4470 citations, and an h-index of 35.

I am the Program Director of P3, an intensive 10-session grant writing program for Assistant Professors in the University's Medical School. I am the Program Director of the NIDA T32 Postdoctoral Training Program focused on Comorbidity between Substance Abuse and Mental Illness. I am also Director of the Cognitive-Behavioral Anxiety Disorders Clinic.

Professional Associations

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

Research

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

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

Clinical Interests

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