Dr. Matthew Aalsma, Advisory Committee
Matthew C. Aalsma is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology. Trained as a pediatric psychologist, Dr. Aalsma focuses on research with vulnerable populations, including youth and adults in the mental health and criminal justice systems. His current research agenda includes exploring system-wide and individual efforts to improve the utilization of mental and physical health care for children, adolescents, and adults. He has been involved in research and public efforts to improve the health of children, adolescents and adults through public health care collaboration and transformation in the public sector. Additionally, he has studied the role of public policy changes on screening and connection to care with youth in juvenile justice.
He is involved in several efforts to improve the care of youth including community collaborations to develop integrated behavioral primary care programming, developing diversion programming for mentally ill offenders and community alternatives to incarceration.