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Faculty Affairs: Faculty Interests Database Matthew Wintersteen

Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson Medical College
Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Assistant Professor
Appointed: 2008

Division Director of Research
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Mailing Address Contact Information
833 Chestnut Street, Suite 210
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
United States
Phone: 215-503-2824
Fax: 215-503-2852
B.S., Virginia Tech, Psychology, 1995

M.A., University of Hartford, Experimental Psychology, 1999

Ph.D., University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Clinical Psychology, 2003

Pre-doctoral Internship, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2002-2003

Post-doctoral Fellowship, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Center for Family Intervention Science, 2003-2004
Expertise and Research Interests
Matthew B. Wintersteen, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor and Director of Research in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Thomas Jefferson University/Jefferson Medical College. He came over to Jefferson after five years at the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). There, Dr. Wintersteen served as coordinator and co-investigator for a large randomized clinical trial of suicidal youth recruited from the primary care system funded by the CDC. He was awarded a pilot grant from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and developed a standardized screening protocol for suicidal youth at CHOP. Included as a byproduct of this project was a pediatric suicide risk assessment and management training that Dr. Wintersteen has offered primary care providers and school personnel in and around the City of Philadelphia for the past five years. In the fall of 2006, he assisted Garrett Lee Smith awardees develop strategies to engage primary care providers in suicide risk assessment and management at a SAMHSA technical assistance meeting. Currently, Dr. Wintersteen is working on a longitudinal study funded by the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) designed to assess parent, adolescent, and family predictors of suicidal behavior in high-risk youth, with participants being recruited from a family medicine practice and Philadelphias only pediatric crisis response center. He is Co-Program Developer of a SAMHSA-funded study designed to build training, screening, and intervention into primary care in Northeastern Pennsylvania. In addition to his grant-funded projects, Dr. Wintersteen was on a national task force sponsored by the American Association of Suicidology to develop a suicide prevention training program for primary care providers and is now the Master Trainer for that program.
suicide; youth suicide; suicide prevention; suicide intervention; adolescence; family therapy
  • Diamond GS, Wintersteen MB, Brown GK, Diamond GM, Gallop R, Shelef K, Levy S. Attachment-based family therapy for adolescents with suicidal ideation. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. In press.
  • Pailler ME, Cronholm PF, Barg FK, Wintersteen MB, Diamond GS, Fein JA. Adolescents and caregivers beliefs about depression screening and referral in the emergency department. Pediatric Emergency Care. In press.
  • Cronholm PF, Barg FK, Pailler ME, Wintersteen MB, Diamond G, Fein JA. Healthcare providers'perceptions of computerized adolescent depression screening in the ED. Pediatric Emergency Care. In press.
  • Wintersteen MB, Diamond GS, Fein JA. Screening for suicide risk in the pediatric acute care setting. Current Opinion in Pediatrics 2007; 19:398-404.
  • Diamond GS, Liddle H, Wintersteen MB, Dennis M, Godley S, Tims F. Early therapeutic alliance as a predictor of treatment outcome for adolescent cannabis users in outpatient treatment. American Journal on Addictions 2006; 15(Suppl 1):26-33.
  • Mensinger JL, Diamond GS, Kaminer Y, Wintersteen MB. Adolescent and therapist perceptions of barriers to outpatient substance abuse treatment. American Journal on Addictions 2006; 15(Suppl 1):16-25.
  • Shane P, Diamond GS, Mensinger JM, Shera D, Wintersteen MB. Impact of victimization on substance abuse treatment outcomes for adolescents in outpatient and residential substance abuse treatment. American Journal on Addictions 2006; 15(Suppl 1):34-42.
  • Wintersteen MB, Mensinger JL, Diamond GS. Do gender and racial differences affect early therapeutic alliance and treatment retention in adolescents? Professional Psychology: Research and Practice 2005; 36:400-408.

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