Matt Driver is a Clinical Research Data Analyst at Cedars Sinai in LA. His lab focuses on gender disparities in cardiovascular disease and aging. He received his MPH from the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington in 2020. He holds a BS in Statistics from UCLA, where he provided analytical support on a variety of research projects focusing on health disparities in minority populations. After graduating, he worked as a health economics and outcomes researcher at Analysis Group, where he leveraged complex administrative claims data to assess cost-effectiveness, treatment patterns, and safety outcomes for emergent drug therapies. Through the firm's pro bono practice, he also worked on various projects focusing on health outcomes for HIV+ mothers in Port au Prince. His interests include sexual and reproductive health, racial and ethnic health disparities, and LGBTQ health.
Reflecting on his time with START, Matt said, “working at the START Center was an integral part of my MPH experience, as it allowed me to apply the foundational knowledge I had gained in the classroom to a variety of real-world, high-impact global health projects. Additionally, I’ve cherished the opportunity to learn from and alongside such an amazing and talented team. Thanks to my experience at START, I feel incredibly prepared for the next step in my public health career.”