Headshot photo of Matthew Heywood, M.P.H.<span class="profile__pronouns"> (he/him)</span>

Matthew Heywood, M.P.H. (he/him)

  • Instructor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
  • NICH Interventionist, Eugene


Matthew has worked with vulnerable kids and families for the past 15 years. He worked at Oregon Community Programs in Eugene, Oregon for several years prior to coming to OHSU to work with the NICH program.  He has spent his professional career training caregivers how to manage, behaviorally and therapeutically, children with significant mental health and medical needs. Matthew is passionate about this work because he gets to directly impact the health and care of children and families in need.

In his free time, Matthew is an avid reader of manga and is pretty hip to the graphic novel scene. He enjoys boxing often, trail running through Forest Park, and getting intentionally lost in bookstores. Halloween is without question his favorite holiday.

Education and training

    • B.A., 2002, University of Oregon
    • M.P.H., 2010, Oregon State University

Areas of interest

  • Chronic disease management In the real world
  • Behavior change
  • Social determinants of health and their impact on care