Carol Mathews, M.D.

Carol Mathews, M.D.

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Biography

Dr. Mathews is the Brooke Professor and the Vice Chair for Strategic Development in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florida. Dr. Mathews completed her undergraduate education at Cornell University and her medical training at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She subsequently did an internship and psychiatric residency at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), followed by research fellowships in biological psychiatry and clinical research methods. She spent 15 years as a clinician and research scientist at UCSD and UCSF before moving to the University of Florida in 2015.

Dr. Mathews is the Director of the Center for OCD, Anxiety, and Related Disorders at UF. Her research and clinical interests center around identifying the causes and neural underpinnings of obsessive compulsive and anxiety spectrum disorders, including OCD, hoarding disorder, tic disorders, and grooming disorders. She is actively engaged in studying the genetic causes of Tourette Syndrome (TS) and OC spectrum disorders, as well as examining how individuals with these disorders process information using standard neuropsychological assessments, electrophysiological methods such as EEG, and neuroimaging. She is also the principal investigator of a large study comparing community-based behavioral treatment for hoarding disorder to the current standard of care, group treatment by psychologists. She hopes that ultimately, this information will help to refine diagnosis, prevention, and intervention for these disorders. She serves on several advisory boards for non-profit organizations, including the Tourette Association of America, the International OCD Foundation, and the MHASF Task Force on Hoarding and Cluttering. She is also the chair of the TS/OCD Workgroup of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC).

Education

San Francisco
University of California
2000

San Francisco
University of California
1996

San Francisco
University of California
1993

Medical Degree
Johns Hopkins University
1992

Bachelor's Degree
Cornell University
1988

Board Certification

  • Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Honors and Awards

Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine
Drexel University
2015

Distinguished Fellow
American Psychiatric Association
2014

Mentor of the Year
Pathways to Careers in Clinical & Translational Research - University of California - San Francisco
2013

Nominee
University of California - San Francisco
2011

Mentor of the Year Nominee
Pathways to Careers in Clinical & Translational Research - University of California - San Francisco
2011

Resident Teaching Award PGY2 and PGY 3
University of California - San Francisco - Department of Psychiatry
2009

Resident Teaching Award PGY2
University of California - San Francisco - Department of Psychiatry
2008

Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development
Association of American Medical Colleges
2008

Resident Teaching Award
University of California - San Diego - Department of Psychiatry
2003

Young Investigator
National Association for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression
2002

Future Leaders in Psychiatry Fellowship
American Psychiatric Association
2000

Research Colloquium for Young Investigators
American Psychiatric Association
1997

Creative Resident Award
University of California - San Francisco - Department of Psychiatry
1996

Laughlin Fellowship
American College of Psychiatrists
1996

Fellowship
West Coast College of Biological Psychiatry
1995

CIBA-Geigy Award for Community Service in Medical School
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
1991