Matthew Walsh

Credentials: PhD, MPH

Position title: Associate Scientist, Director of Data Science Core

Photograph of Matt Walsh.

Current role

Matt Walsh’s current role involves managing the SHOW data team, increasing dissemination and quality of SHOW data, collaborating with senior leadership on survey methods and data analyses of COVID-19 related research, and coordinating work with the UW Medical School on HIPPA requirements and IT infrastructure requirements.

Past experience

Walsh’s career has included positions as a database administrator, epidemiologist, data coordinating center director, and now as a data scientist. He previously worked with SHOW from 2010 to 2014.

His expertise lies in database management, study design and evaluation, statistics, and programming. He is passionate about teaching statistics and research methodology to university students and professional staff.  Walsh enjoys consulting with organizations and government agencies looking to use data to make the most informed decisions on resource allocation.


  • University of Wisconsin – Madison, PhD Population Health Sciences
  • Emory University, MPH Epidemiology
  • University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, BS in Biochemistry and BS in Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution