Matt Vassar, PhD

Director of Office for Medical Student Research, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • 804 Citations
  • 13 h-Index

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Research Interests

Dr. Vassar’s research focuses on making research better: improving the conduct and reporting of clinical research and exploring the effects of bias on study outcomes. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in some of the most prestigious journals in medicine, including Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), JAMA Internal Medicine, JAMA Oncology, JAMA Neurology, JAMA Dermatology, JAMA Otolaryngology, Annals of Emergency Medicine, British Journal of Anaesthesia, Annals of Oncology, and European Urology. Dr. Vassar’s research has been featured in the New York Times, Science, Nature, the BMJ, Reuters Health, and many other national news outlets. His publications have made the top 5% of all research outputs on Altmetrics numerous times.

Dr. Vassar is firmly committed to mentoring the next generation of physicians and scientists. His unique and highly innovative approach to mentorship has resulted in over 300 student authorships on peer-reviewed publications and hundreds of conference presentations. One-third of his students have been published in a #1 ranked journal in a clinical specialty, and 66% have published in a top 5 ranked clinical journal. Dr. Vassar’s students have been awarded research grants from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). Dr. Vassar has also been awarded the AACAP Outstanding Mentor Award. Dr. Vassar focuses on the full development of the learner and trains them to write scientifically, submit manuscripts for publication, respond to reviewer comments, and work with media outlets following publication. This training has produced a generation of students who have performed numerous peer reviews for academic journals, served on Cochrane review teams, provided input for the revision of reporting guidelines, gave plenary sessions at national conferences, and led independent research projects that went onto successful publication.

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Research Output

  • 1 Scopus citations

    An analysis of key indicators of reproducibility in radiology

    Wright, B. D., Vo, N., Nolan, J., Johnson, A. L., Braaten, T., Tritz, D. & Vassar, M., 1 Dec 2020, In : Insights into Imaging. 11, 1, 65.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • An Evaluation of Nephrology Literature for Transparency and Reproducibility Indicators: Cross-Sectional Review

    Fladie, I. A., Adewumi, T. M., Vo, N. H., Tritz, D. J. & Vassar, M. B., Feb 2020, In : Kidney International Reports. 5, 2, p. 173-181 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Scopus citations

    Assessment of the completeness of intervention reporting of randomized clinical trials for alcohol use disorders: Effect of the TIDieR checklist and guide

    Vassar, M., Pollard, J., Rorah, D., Jellison, S., Harter, Z. J. & Brasseux, S., 1 Mar 2020, In : Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 208, 107824.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Assessment of transparent and reproducible research practices in the psychiatry literature

    Sherry, C. E., Pollard, J. Z., Tritz, D., Carr, B. K., Pierce, A. & Vassar, M., 12 Feb 2020, In : General Psychiatry. 33, 1, e100149.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
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