Emily Matson, MPH, MCHES, CHWP

Senior Teaching Specialist, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Emily Matson

Contact Info


Office Address:
West Bank Office Building (WBOB)
1300 S. 2nd St., Ste. 300
Minneapolis, MN 55455

MPH, Community Health Education, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

BS, Family Social Science, University of Minnesota

MCHES, National Commission for Health Education Credentialing

CHWP, American College Health Association


My background is focused on teaching and health promotion in higher education settings. I teach online public health courses through the School of Public Health's Rothenberger Institute. These undergraduate wellbeing courses focus on individual behavior change through the completion of academic course work, self-reflection, and goal-setting paired with personalized feedback. I also teach Foundations of Public Health, one of the core courses for SPH graduate students. At the national level, I collaborate on projects, practices, policies, and standards to support the health and well-being of college students through the American College Health Association.


Sexuality education, universal design, online pedagogy, harm reduction, college health & wellbeing, and peer health promotion

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Professional Practice Poster, American College Health Association, 2015
  • Outstanding Advisor, The BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA, 2011

Professional Associations

  • American College Health Association



  • Czachowski, A., Entsuah, P., Matson, E., Menefee, S., Nevers, J., & Wilcox, D. (Eds). Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education (4th ed.) Silver Spring, MD. American College Health Association. (2019).
  • Matson, E., Kjolhaug, J., & Sevcik, S. (May 31, 2018). Impact of Academic Wellness Courses on Student Retention and Graduation. American College Health Association Annual Meeting.
  • Matson, E., Sevcik, S. & Lucachick, L. (May 31, 2017). Welcoming all students: How to incorporate language into trainings, policies, and procedures. American College Health Association Annual Meeting.
  • Matson, E. (April 24, 2016). Sexuality Matters: Everything you always wanted to know about sex, but were afraid (or didn’t get a chance) to ask. Youth + Tech + Health Conference.
  • Matson, E. (June 4, 2015) Influencing campus culture through a peer-led online academic sexuality course. American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists Conference.
  • Matson, E. (May 28, 2015). Influencing campus culture through a peer-led online academic sexuality course. American College Health Association Annual Meeting.



  • PubH 6250: Foundations of Public Health
  • PubH 3005/6003: Fundamentals of Alcohol & Drug Abuse for Teacher Education (past)