Matthew M. Burg PhDDirector, Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine Research Program and Professor of Internal Medicine, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale School of Medicine and VA Connecticut Healthcare System, New Haven, Connecticut
Dr. Matthew Burg is a licensed clinical psychologist and Director of the Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine Research Program in the Section of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. He received his PhD from West Virginia University in 1984, after which he completed a 2-year post-doctoral training experience in Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine at Duke University Medical School. From 1988-2003 he was the Chief of the Health Psychology Section at VA Connecticut Healthcare System, where he also directed the clinical health psychology internship and post-doctoral training programs. He left that position to devote his full effort to patient-oriented research concerning the contribution of stress and emotional factors to risk for incident cardiovascular disease, the role played by these psychological factors in disease pathophysiology, progression, and prognosis, and the testing of behavioral interventions to mitigate these risks. He has been funded continuously by both the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Institutes of Health for over 30 years. His current funded research is focused on the interaction of daily negative emotion and sleep quality on hypertension risk among both healthy individuals and military Veterans of recent conflicts who have post traumatic stress disorder.