As a Research Consultant for Womble Bond Dickinson in Medical and Scientific Solutions, Matt focuses on distilling complex medical literature to aid attorneys with their defense against medical claims. Additionally, Matt aids attorneys in developing scientific strategies for defense as well as challenging the scientific basis of plaintiff’s claims.

Matt has more than 15 years of scientific experience in both academic and government settings. He received his Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from Texas A&M Health Sciences Center followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Health in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Prior to joining Womble in 2024, Matt was an Assistant Professor in the department of Pathology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine where he ran a lab studying the metabolic effects of inflammation and infection. During this time, Matt mentored junior scientists and served as the primary advisor for a Ph.D. student’s thesis committee. He has authored more than 40 peer reviewed scientific publications and serves on the editorial board for several scientific journals.

Representative Experience

  • Analyze relevant medical and scientific literature to assess causal relationships between environmental exposures and a variety of human diseases to support the defense of a Fortune 500 company.
  • Develop and curate a database of epidemiological studies consisting of over 300 scientific articles relating to environmental exposure and over 80 different human diseases. 
  • Evaluate the integrity of plaintiff’s and defense’s scientific claims.  
  • Investigate plaintiff and defense expert witnesses’ scientific stances via their scientific publications to support multidistrict litigation against product-related injury claims.
  • Consult with attorneys in developing and establishing expert witness opinions in large scale multidistrict litigation.
  • Draft white paper relating to product science for Fortune 500 company.  

Professional & Civic Engagement

  • Editorial Board eLife

Honors & Awards

  • Endocrine Society, “Early Investigator Award”, 2016

  • National Institutes of Health, “Fellowship Award in Research Excellence”, 2014, 2016

  • National Institute of Environmental Health Science, “1st Place Poster Presentation”, 2017  

Previous Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, 2018-2024