Matthew Kreuter, PhD

Matthew Kreuter, PhD

Primary Academic Title

Professor of Public Health, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University

Research Interest

Tailoring health messages; audience segmentation; health information processing; risk communication; disease prevention in primary-care settings; applications of new media technology in health promotion; and health media studies.


  • 1990: MPH, health behavior/education, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • 1993: PhD, health behavior/education, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


  • 1992 - 1993: Predoctoral fellow, health services research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Selected Research Publications

Appeal of Tobacco Quitline Services Among Low-Income Smokers.
  • Grimes LM, Garg R, Weng O, [...] Kreuter MW
  • Prev Chronic Dis 2023
Leveling the Playing Field: Mailing Pharmacotherapy to Medicaid Members Who Smoke.
  • McQueen A, Wartts JG, Garg R, Carpenter KM, Kreuter MW
  • Am J Prev Med 2023
Re-examining phone counseling for smoking cessation: Does the evidence apply to low-SES smokers?
  • Garg R, McQueen A, Evbuoma-Fike EI, Kreuter MW
  • Patient Educ Couns 2022
Low housing quality, unmet social needs, stress and depression among low-income smokers.
  • Garg R, McQueen A, Wolff JM, [...] Kreuter MW
  • Prev Med Rep 2022
Correlates of smoking discarded cigarettes in a sample of low-income adults.
  • Garg R, Croston MA, Thompson T, McQueen A, Kreuter MW
  • Addict Behav 2022
Expressed and unexpressed social needs in low-income adults in the U.S.
  • Verdecias N, Garg R, Steensma J, [...] Kreuter MW
  • Health Soc Care Community 2021
How Do Social Needs Cluster Among Low-Income Individuals?
  • Kreuter MW, Garg R, Li L, [...] Luke AA
  • Popul Health Manag 2021
Cervical cancer risk and screening among women seeking assistance with basic needs.
  • Kuroki LM, Massad LS, Woolfolk C, [...] Kreuter MW
  • Am J Obstet Gynecol 2021

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