Matthew Mason, PhD

Georgetown UCEDD
Center for Child and Human Development
Georgetown University
3300 Whitehaven Street, NW, Suite 3300
Mailing address Box 571485
Washington, DC 20057-1485
Phone: 202-687-5000
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: July 10, 2018

Matthew Mason

Primary Activity Coordinators: Technical Assistance
Exemplary Services
Community Support
Person Centered Planning
Adult Services
Discipline Coordinators: Dentistry/Pediatric Dentistry
Assistive Technology
Discipline(s): Human Development/Child Development
Medicine-Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Medicine-Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Person with a disability or special health care need
Physical Therapy
Public Health
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: Trauma Informed Care, Parent Education, Sexuality, Healthcare, Hospital Transitions, Home Visiting, Quality Improvement, Co-occurring Disorders, Dementia Capable Environments
Education: Educating parents with intellectual disabilities


Dr. Matt Mason is the Director for the Developmental Disabilities Administration Health Initiative (DDAHI) at Georgetown University's Center for Child and Human Development in Washington, DC, under the University's Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. He is a Licensed Psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Over the past twenty-five years, his expertise has spanned special education, mental and behavioral health services, co-occurring disorders, trauma-informed care, forensic services and treatment foster care.

In his work at Georgetown University, the DDA Health Initiative provides evidence-based technical assistance, advocacy, and capacity building for people with disabilities in the District of Columbia. This project includes efforts to improve hospital care for people with disabilities; successfully support people with complex developmental, mental health and physical healthcare needs; implement dementia capable environments in the community; improve the expertise of professional caregivers; develop best practices in health care, behavioral services, and trauma informed care; and support parents with intellectual disabilities. Dr. Mason recently completed an 18-month study of the use of hospital care among people with Intellectual Disabilities who are served in the DC region.