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Matthew T. Mefford, PhD

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Division of Epidemiologic Research




Dr. Matthew Mefford is a cardiovascular disease epidemiologist and post-doctoral research fellow for the Department of Research & Evaluation. His research focuses on treatment patterns, adherence and effectiveness, health disparities, and cardiovascular disease outcomes. He also has a broad focus in the application of epidemiologic methods to answer various research questions.

Before joining Kaiser Permanente Southern California in 2019, Dr. Mefford received his PhD in epidemiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where his dissertation focused on risk factors for incident heart failure in a biracial prospective cohort.

Areas of Focus

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Treatment, outcomes, and effectiveness
  • Health disparities and equity
  • Medication adherence


PhD, Epidemiology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama
MS, Epidemiology
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky
BS, Biology
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky