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Matthew Kivel



Postdoctoral Pediatric Psychology Fellowship, Graduating Class of 2021

Current position (2023):

  • Pediatric psychologist, Child Development and Rehabilitation Center, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon
  • Faculty member Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon

Originally from:

New York

Psychology Training:

  • Doctoral degree: Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon
  • Fellowship: National Psychology Training Consortium

How did you end up in Michigan?

I was born in the US and moved to Michigan for my fellowship.

Why did you choose your specialty?

I believe that the application of psychological principles to healthcare provides children and their families with comprehensive support to aid in their management and recovery from illnesses.

When you’re not working, what do you do for fun?

Hiking, cooking and trying various coffee shops

Love most about mid-Michigan?

The scenery and the variety of options for outdoor activities

Favorite Flint Coffee Shop?

Foster Coffee Company

Favorite ways to keep work-life balance manageable?

Mindfulness meditation, journaling, and exercising