Joseph D. Matarazzo, PhD

JDM_photoProfessor Emeritus, Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU

Curriculum Vitae

Major Areas

Behavioral and health; behavioral cardiology; neuropsychology

Previous Positions

Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU
Professor & Chair, Medical Psychology, OHSU
Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology, Washington University, St. Louis
Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School


B.A. (1946) Brown University
M.A. (1950) Northwestern University
Ph.D. (1952) Northwestern University

Research Interests

Research interests relate to the domains of behavioral cardiology and of neuropsychology. Current research in the former involves study of the physiological and psychological effects of smoking cessation on the pulmonary functions of patients with varying degrees of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The latter interest includes studies of neuropsychological function of patients following neurotoxic exposure or traumatic injury to the brain.

Selected Publications

Matarazzo, J.D., & Prifitera, A. (1989) Subtest scatter and premorbid intelligence: Lessons from the WAIS-R standardization and sample. Psychological Assessment: A Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 1, 186-191.

Matarazzo, J.D. (1990) Psychological Assessment vs Psychological Testing: Validation from Binet to the School, Clinic and Courtroom. American Psychologist, 45, 999-1017.

Weidner, G., Connor, S.L., Chesney, M.A., Burns, J.W., Connor, W.E., & Matarazzo, J.D. (1991) Sex differences in high density lipoprotein cholesterol among low-level alcohol consumers. Circulation. 83, 176-180.

Matarazzo, J.D. (1992) Psychological testing in the 21st century. American Psychologist, 47:1007-1018.

Matarazzo, J.D. (1994) Health and behavior: The coming together of science and practice in psychology and medicine after a century of benign neglect. Journal of Psychology in Medical Settings, 1:7-39.