Matt is a PhD candidate in the Population Health Sciences program at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health, in the Department of Nutrition. His research is focused on evaluating existing and potential nutrition policies and programs that are poised to reduce cardiometabolic disease, with a particular emphasis on applying causal inference and simulation based methods. He is currently supporting projects related to the advertising and sales of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) following an SSB excise tax, to the impact of unconditional cash transfer programs on dietary intake during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to the cost-effectiveness of national- and state-level nutrition policies. Prior to starting at Harvard, Matt completed a Master of Science degree in Epidemiology as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley.