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Matt Mota

Assistant Professor Department of Health Law, Policy, & Management, School of Public Health

Matt Motta (PhD) is an Assistant Professor of Health Law, Policy, & Management at Boston University’s School of Public Health.

Previously, he was Assistant Professor of Political Science at Oklahoma State University. Before that, he was a Science of Science Communication postdoctoral fellow at the Annenberg Public Policy Center (University of Pennsylvania), and was an affiliated postdoctoral researcher at Yale Law School’s Cultural Cognition Project. Motta received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Motta’s research focuses on a wide range of topics related to health politics, policy, opinion, and communication; with a particular emphasis on vaccine uptake. His work identifies both the prevalence and socio-political determinants of opposition to evidence-based medicine, and investigates the policy impact of those views. Motta is also broadly interested in designing health communication strategies that promote support for evidence-based health policies and pro-social health behavior.

In addition to his expertise in the study of health politics and policy, Motta is a political scientist by training and is available for comment on issues related to elections, public opinion, and campaign advertising