Office: Rawl 239
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)
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 currently accepting students for the 2014-2015 academic year. More information on the Clinical Health Psychology Graduate Program can be found here.
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.
We filmed a video with Sam Sears about my major area of research: depression and cardiovascular disease. For a rough cut of the video click here. The full video will be finished soon!
Be sure to follow Dr. Whited on twitter (@drmattwhited) for random health psychology tidbits!
for a list of publications.