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Monica Matthieu, Ph.D., M.S.W., LCSW

Associate Professor; Social Work
College for Public Health and Social Justice

Emmet J. and Mary Martha Doerr Center for Social Justice Education and Research

Courses Taught

Social Work Direct Practice (foundation and concentration) classes; Social Justice; Trauma Treatment; Veterans Services


  • Ph.D., Social Work, Columbia University
  • M.S.W., Tulane University
  • B.A., Social Work, Northwestern State University-Natchitoches, LA

Research Interests

Access to and quality of mental health services for veterans, military service members, and their families; public health and clinical approaches to suicide prevention; evidence-based treatments for trauma; military social work/veterans services; disaster mental health; social work training and education, particularly in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA); VA Mental Health Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) and implementation science research methods.

Publications and Media Placements

  1. Matthieu M.M., Lawrence, K.A., & Robertson-Blackmore E. (2017). The impact of a civic service program on biopsychosocial outcomes of post 9/11 U.S. military veterans. Psychiatry Research, 248, 111–116. DOI:
  2. Rosen, C. S., Matthieu, M.M., Cook, J.M., Wiltsey Stirman, S., Bernardy, N.C., Chard, K.M., Crowley, J., Eftekhari, A., Finley, E.P., Hamblen, J.L., Kehle-Forbes, S.M., Landes, S.J., Meis, L.A., Mott, J.M., Rodriguez, A.L., Ruggiero, K.J., Ruzek, J.I., Smith, B.N., Trent, L.R., & Watts, B.V. (2106). A review of studies on the system-wide implementation of evidence-based psychotherapies for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in the Veterans Health Administration. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 43(6), 957-977. Doi:10.1007/s10488-016-0755-01.
  3. Waltz, T.J., Powell, B.J., Matthieu, M.M., Damschroder, L.J., Chinman, M.J., Smith, J.L., Proctor, E.K., & Kirchner, J.E. (2015). Use of concept mapping to characterize relationships among implementation strategies and assess their feasibility and importance: Results from the Expert Recommendations for Implementing Change (ERIC) study. Implementation Science. 10, 109. DOI: 10.1186/s13012-015-0295-0. 
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Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Central Arkansas VA Healthcare System, research social worker

Community Work and Service

Matthieu's community service, mentoring and teaching focus on improving the access to and the quality of mental health services for veterans, their families and their communities.

Prior to joining the faculty, she worked for five years as a clinical social worker and trauma therapist at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Readjustment Counseling Services' New Orleans Vet Center.