Dr. M. Robin DiMatteo is a researcher, writer, lecturer, and consultant on the topic of health care delivery. She works with medical systems, health plans, and providers to enhance communication and patient adherence/engagement, toward the goals of improving healthcare outcomes and reducing healthcare costs.
For the past 30 years, Dr. DiMatteo has been a recognized expert on communication in medical settings; she focuses on how information is gathered and conveyed between providers and patients, and within medical teams. Dr. DiMatteo fosters the building of trust and commitment to treatment adherence over the course of management of long term chronic disease regimens. In her work, patients’ socio-economic vulnerabilities and health literacy are of particular concern to advancing adherence.
Dr. DiMatteo has published 8 books and over 150 technical empirical journal articles and reviews on healthcare delivery. She has developed and validated training programs for health professionals and patients to improve communication and adherence.
She has delivered invited lectures and trained health care teams at over 60 major medical centers including Harvard University, the Mayo Clinic, and the Cleveland Clinic, and she has worked with many group practices, Accountable Care Organizations, Employers’ Health Coalitions, and nationally based Health Plans to improve medical care outcomes.
Dr. DiMatteo is Distinguished Emerita Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside.