Molly Matthews-Ewald, PhD, MS
Dr. Molly Matthews-Ewald has over 10 years of experience in practical and effective approaches to support positive lifestyle and behavioral choices, including a broad background in public health and analytics. She has extensive experience in creating tools, planning, and implementing a variety of studies including feasibility, pilot, and evaluation projects. Prior to joining 2M, Dr. Matthews-Ewald was a member of the evaluation team at West Virginia University’s Health Research Center, contributing to West Virginia’s Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) and West Virginia’s Community Transformation Grant (CTG) to improve the health of West Virginians. She also worked at the University of Houston, to implement a healthy lifestyle intervention for preadolescent African American and Hispanic girls known as Behavioral Opportunities Uniting Nutrition Counseling and Exercise (BOUNCE). Dr. Matthews-Ewald has led or coauthored 19 peer-reviewed publications, over 35 presentations, and several technical reports. She serves as the project director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). In addition, she supports several of 2M’s contracts with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health services Administration (SAMHSA), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Economic Research Service (ERS). Dr. Matthews-Ewald has extensive experience in survey and measurement development and is technically proficient in the use of SAS and SPSS. She is also experienced in multiple regression, logistic regression, factor analysis, principal component analysis, hierarchical linear mixed modeling, and longitudinal data analysis. Dr. Matthews-Ewald is technically proficient in analyzing qualitative data with NVivo and has experience in developing and receiving approval for a number of ICR and IRB applications.