Matt Mutchler

Matt Mutchler

Dr. Matt G. Mutchler

Professor of Health Science & Director of Urban Community Research Center

California State University, Dominguez Hills
1000 East Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747
(310) 243-3274

Dr. Matt G. Mutchler earned his Ph.D. in Sociology at UC Santa Barbara with a focus on HIV/AIDS and health research.  He has been a Professor at CSUDH in the Department of Sociology for 15 years, and he has conducted community-based health research with APLA Health, and other AIDS service agencies throughout Los Angeles County for the past 20 years.  He has taught a variety of courses at CSUDH which include research, statistics, social agencies, fieldwork, ethnography, and medical sociology. He has over 30 years of research experience and publishing in academic journals based on his work investigating the social and cultural contexts of HIV prevention and treatment issues amongst a broad, diverse range of populations.

Matt is currently the Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI on three NIH funded studies, including projects examining sexual health communication about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention between young Black gay men and their close friends in Los Angeles, evaluating HIV prevention activities with young gay men in Lebanon, and analyzing treatment education and adherence behaviors among African Americans/Blacks living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County. He is currently serving in the role of Director of Assessment of student learning in Academic Affairs at CSUDH and as a mentor for the Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) at CSU-Long Beach.  In addition, he will continue serving as Director of the CSUDH Urban Research Center.  As for Matt’s future research and teaching endeavors, he plans to continue working with students and faculty colleagues exploring community-based research opportunities that address health disparities.