Dr. Matt Masiello, Memorial Medical Center, Johnston, Pennsylvania (United States)
Matthew G. Masiello, MD, MPH serves as the Director, The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the Windber Research Institute, Windber, PA. He is also President, Health Promoting Hospital Consultants, LLC and Project Coordinator (U.S.) International Health Promoting Hospital Network World Health Organization Collaborative Center (WHO-CC) Copenhagen, Denmark
Dr. Masiello earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and his Medical Doctorate from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico. He completed his pediatric residency at Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT and fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at The Boston's Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He received his Masters in Public Health from the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services in Washington, DC.
During his years in SW Pennsylvania he has developed formal health promotion/disease prevention programs for this rural, economically depressed region. He has lectured and written on the subjects of. :
Work-site wellness programs, Injury Prevention, Bullying Prevention, Dental Hygiene and education, Obesity prevention and cessation, Community Health Surveys, Tobacco Cessation and prevention, Cancer prevention screenings, All Hazard Preparedness, Early Childhood Intervention
Prior to this position, he held positions as medical director of pediatric intensive care units at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, MA and St. Joseph's Hospital in Paterson, NJ., and medical director of The Laurel Highlands Clinic for Children with Special Needs. In 2008, Dr. Masiello joined the faculty of St. Vincent College as a Lecturer, Dept. of Business of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government, Master of Science Degree Program
in Health Care Leadership
Recognition: Dr Masiello has received regional and national recognition in the areas of injury prevention, childhood obesity, bullying prevention; care for children with special needs, disaster preparedness, worksite wellness and for his local and international humanitarian work.
Grant Activity: Since 2003, Dr. Masiello and his team of public health professionals have been recipients of over $2,050,000 in grant support. This is in addition to the monies the schools and businesses have been able to garner in partnership and in consultation with the OCH.
International Experience: Dr Masiello has worked and lectured in many international settings such as Mexico, Indonesia, Ireland, Lithuania, Vienna, Berlin, and Nicaragua... On a regular basis, he returns to Guadalajara, Mexico, to assist in the care of Huichol Indian children as well as lecture at the medical school. In the 1980's he was a member of a joint (Rockefeller Foundation, U.S. Navy, Project Hope, Children's Hospital of Boston) team working in Indonesia to assist in the enhancement of a clinical environment for children suffering from Dengue. In the mid 1990's, Dr Masiello was asked by the Bayer Corporation to assist them in developing an educational program for the nurses and physicians of Nicaragua. In February of 2005, he served as a medical volunteer for the U.S. Navy and Project Hope relief mission to Banda Aceh, Indonesia, and in September returned to the US Navy Ship Comfort to assist in the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. He enjoys using his Spanish language skills whenever he has the opportunity.