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College of Professional Studies

Sue Mattison, Ph.D.

Sue Mattison, Ph.D.
Dean of The College of Professional Studies
(920) 465-2171
(920) 465-2043

Sue Mattison is Dean of the College of Professional Studies at UW-Green Bay and professor in the Education program.

Dr. Mattison received her bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Northern Iowa, and her master’s degree in Cardiac Rehabilitation, also from UNI. She received her PhD in epidemiology from The University of Iowa. Her research focus is in breast and bladder cancer epidemiology, and she has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on topics including examining racial differences in breast cancer treatment, survival, risk factors, and molecular markers; and the economic aspects of cancer treatment.

Her professional activities include reviewing grants for the National Institutes of Health, serving as Editor of the International Journal of Global Health and Health Disparities, and serving on the review boards for the annual meetings of the Society for Epidemiologic Research abstract selections and the international journals Cancer, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, International Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology, and Acta Biotheoretica.

Dr. Mattison has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in epidemiology, statistics, aging, and human diseases. She is the recipient of the UNI Distinguished Scholar award in 2004, the Iowa Board of Regents Award for Faculty Excellence in 2000, the Amber Reed Socioeconomics Prize from the American Urologic Association in 2004, the American Cancer Society Volunteer of the Year award in 2001, the UNI College of Education award for Excellence in Scholarship in 2004, and the University Book and Supply Outstanding Teaching Award for Untenured Faculty in 1995. Her research is commonly cited as seminal work in understanding racial differences in cancer, and in 2000, her work on racial differences in breast cancer survival was featured in the New York Times.