Sonia Matwin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Faculty Appointments
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Socio-Health Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UtahM.S., Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UtahB.A., Psychology, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada
Office Address
Vanderbilt Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
1601 23rd Avenue South, 3rd Floor
Nashville, TN 37212
Research Description
Dr. Matwin engages in research that examines the theory and practice of effective health communications, particularly in relation to health promotion and related decision-making. Dr. Matwin is also active in the development, testing, and teaching of novel mindfulness-based interventions for the treatment of anxiety and depression.
Clinical Description
Dr. Matwin’s areas of clinical expertise include: Cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and mindfulness-based psychotherapy, health behavior change and related decision-making, psychological distress related to chronic disease management, health behavior change, anxiety, and depression.
Matwin S, Chang G. Readiness to change and risk drinking women. J Subst Abuse Treat [print-electronic]. 2011 Apr; 40(3): 230-40. PMID: 21193283, PMCID: PMC3072060, PII: S0740-5472(10)00237-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsat.2010.11.004, ISSN: 1873-6483.

Ellington L, Sheldon LK, Matwin S, Smith JA, Poynton MM, Crouch BI, Caravati EM. An examination of adherence strategies and challenges in poison control communication. J Emerg Nurs [print-electronic]. 2009 Jun; 35(3): 186-90; quiz 274. PMID: 19446121, PMCID: PMC3167489, PII: S0099-1767(08)00055-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.jen.2008.02.015, ISSN: 1527-2966.

Ellington L, Matwin S, Jasti S, Williamson J, Crouch B, Caravati M, Dudley W. Poison control center communication and impact on patient adherence. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2008 Feb; 46(2): 105-9. PMID: 18259957, PMCID: PMC3167482, PII: 789498762, DOI: 10.1080/15563650701338914, ISSN: 1556-3650.

Wainryb C, Brehl BA, Matwin S. Being hurt and hurting others: children's narrative accounts and moral judgments of their own interpersonal conflicts. Monogr Soc Res Child Dev. 2005; 70(3): 1-114. PMID: 16359348, PII: MONO350, DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-5834.2005.00350.x, ISSN: 0037-976X.