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Matthew E. Rossheim, PhD, MPH, CPH

Department of Global and Community Health

Matthew Rossheim

Dr. Matthew E. Rossheim holds a Bachelors’ of Arts degree in economics from the University of Florida (2009), a Master of Public Health in social and behavioral sciences from the University of Florida (2011), and a Doctor of Philosophy in public health sciences from the University of North Texas Health Science Center (2014). From 2014-2015, he served as the director of the MPH community health program at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. In 2015, he joined the Department of Global and Community Health as an Assistant Professor.

Dr. Rossheim’s research focuses on substance use and related health outcomes. Dr. Rossheim has published peer-reviewed manuscripts appearing in journals such as: Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, Addictive Behaviors, The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Traffic Injury Prevention, The American Journal of Health Behavior, and The American Journal of Public Health. His research has drawn attention to harmful alcohol product features and analyzed the strength of scientific evidence on this topic. One of these studies was cited by the Food and Drug Administration and Federal Trade Commission in their letters to the manufacturers of pre-packaged caffeinated alcohol, stating that caffeine was an unsafe additive to their products. These letters resulted in manufacturers removing caffeine from their alcoholic products. In general, his research has supported the need for stronger public health policies and better enforcement of these policies. Dr. Rossheim has also been involved with various community coalitions, to help evaluate community-based public health interventions and to advocate for stronger tobacco-free policies.


  • PhD, Public Health Sciences, University of North Texas Health Science Center, 2014
  • MPH, Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Florida, 2011
  • BA, Economics, University of Florida, 2009