Molly Matthews-Ewald, PhD, MS

Dr. Molly Matthews-Ewald is a Senior Public Health Research Analyst at 2M. She has more than 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 also has extensive experience in survey and measurement development and is proficient in the use of SAS, SPSS, and NVivo. In addition, Dr. Matthews-Ewald has experience in multiple regression, logistic regression, factor analysis, principal component analysis, hierarchical linear mixed modeling, longitudinal data analysis, and developing and receiving approval for a number of ICR and IRB applications.

At 2M, Dr. Matthews-Ewald currently serves as Performance Measures and Monitoring Task Lead for the Support of the Implementation of the Zika Health Care Services Program for the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the purpose of which is to provide technical assistance, performance measurement tracking, and evaluation to five CMS-funded Grantee sites. Dr. Matthews-Ewald has worked with CMS to update the performance measures, and she has utilized the American Community Survey to update the population counts for the Grantee sites. For the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) Paraprofessional Training Assessment, Dr. Matthews-Ewald oversaw all aspects of the project, including a series of telephone interviews with Inter-Tribal Organization (ITO) directors, ITO staff, and stakeholders.

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 and West Virginia’s Community Transformation Grant 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. Dr. Molly Matthews-Ewald holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Leadership from Christopher Newport University, a Master of Science in Exercise and Health Studies from Miami University, and a PhD in Public Health Sciences from West Virginia University.

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