The Kentucky BLOSSOM Initiative: Babies Living Out Success Stories is Our Mission
Friday, January 28, 2022
2:00PM EST
Matthew Walton
Matthew Walton, PhD, MSSW

Dr. Matthew T. Walton, PhD, MSSW is the lead researcher in the Office of Health Data and Analytics within the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. The Office of Health Data and Analytics is a team of data analysts, database experts, statisticians, and researchers that serve the Cabinet by studying policy-relevant questions, with the aim of advancing health and wellness in Kentucky. In this role, he supports the health and social science research activities of the Cabinet; both by conducting sponsored research and data science projects as well as supporting the work of faculty researchers in Kentucky’s university community. Prior to initiating his career as a researcher, Dr. Walton worked as a medical social worker in a variety of healthcare settings, including an academic medical center, psychiatric settings, and an addiction treatment center. His particular research interests sit at the intersection of social work, child welfare, economics, and public health. Specifically, he is interested in helping to develop new insights to guide policy and practice to promote the safety and wellness of children and families; including investigations of social and health policy, and interventions to assist families that are simultaneously impacted by substance use disorders and cases of child maltreatment.  

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