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Dr. Matthew Whited
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Matthew C. Whited, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Office: Rawl 239
Phone: 252-328-6308
Fax: 252-328-6283

Mailing Address:

104 Rawl Building
Department of Psychology
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353


Post-doctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Medicine Research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine (2012)

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, West Virginia University (2009)
MS, Clinical Psychology, West Virginia University (2007)
BA, Psychology and Biology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2003)

Research Interests:

Dr. Whited is a psychophysiologist and clinical scientist who is interested in the association between major depressive disorder and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Specifically, he is interested in understanding the reasons for this association and identifying behavioral interventions that contribute to efforts to prevent/postpone cardiovascular disease. The main candidate mechanisms of interest are health behaviors surrounding weight management, and autonomic nervous system activity. His research efforts are currently focused on understanding the influence of two different modes of depression treatment (i.e. SSRIs and behavior therapy) on CVD risk and cardiovascular reactivity.

Dr. Whited is accepting students for the 2015-2016 academic year. More information on the Clinical Health Psychology Graduate Program can be found here.

Clinical Interests:

Dr. Whited leads the Depression Specialty Service in the ECU psychology department's PASS clinic. More information on the PASS clinic can be found here.

Current Grant Funding:

Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) NHLBI/NIMH 5K23HL109620-02 (PI: Whited) Depression treatment and risk for cardiovascular disease. 2012-2017

NHLBI Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program Grant. 2011-2013(Awardee) Depression, heart rate variability, and risk for cardiovascular disease.


I was interviewed for Health Discoveries with Sam Sears!

Also, click here to see the lab and clinic footage that we had to leave on the cutting room floor.

Be sure to follow Dr. Whited on twitter (@drmattwhited) for random health psychology tidbits!


Click here for a list of publications.