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Joshua Matacotta

  • Psy.D., CAHIMS
  • Research
  • Western University of Health Sciences
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Dr. Matacotta earned his doctorate in clinical psychology with an emphasis on health psychology and behavioral medicine. Additionally, he holds a Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS). He started as a staff psychologist in university health and counseling centers. Now, he conducts research in the areas of health psychology, behavioral medicine, and health technology. His interests and professional experiences include SaaS, software used by healthcare providers, and health informatics. He serves as President and CEO of the Center for Health Technology Research. Finally, Dr. Matacotta works in psychometrics, the field of study concerned with the theory and technique of psychological measurement.

Recent publications

  • Predictors of HIV Risk Behavior in Iranian Women Who Inject Drugs

    • Habibi M
    • Farmanfarmaee S
    • Darharaj M
    • et al.
  • Aging with HIV: Sense of Coherence, Proactive Coping, and Quality of Life in Gay Men Over Fifty


Professional experience


Western University of Health Sciences

May 2018 - Present


Western University of Health Sciences

May 2018 - Present

Behavioral Health Research Scientist

Integrative Behavioral Health Research Institute

July 2017 - Present

Principal Research Scientist, R&D


April 2017 - April 2018(a year)

Research Manager


May 2015 - April 2017(2 years)

Staff Psychologist

California State University - Fullerton

November 2013 - May 2015(2 years)

Staff Psychologist

California State University,

August 2011 - May 2015(4 years)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly)

July 2012 - September 2013(a year)

Doctoral Clinical Psychology Intern

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

August 2011 - August 2012(a year)

Psychology Trainee

Bay Area Community Resources

August 2010 - June 2011(10 months)

Psychology Trainee

St. Mary's Medical Center

October 2009 - August 2010(10 months)

Psychology Trainee

New Leaf: Services For Our Community

September 2008 - August 2010(2 years)

Paralegal/Law Clerk

Stewart & Musell, Attorneys at Law

June 2006 - August 2008(2 years)



California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University

August 2008 - December 2012(4 years)


California School of Professional Psychology

August 2008 - December 2010(2 years)

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

June 2006 - August 2007(a year)


San Francisco State University

August 2001 - December 2004(3 years)

Co-authors (5)