Matthew Matsagannis is an Associate Professor at Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information, in the Department of Communication, where he is also the Coordinator of the Ph.D. program. His research focuses on the role of communication as a determinant of health disparities in urban communities, but also on how the well-being of neighborhoods can be transformed through communication-centered interventions. In this context, he also investigates how ethnic media can serve critical information needs-including health needs-of immigrant and ethnic communities in the digital age. In 2018, he was a Fulbright Scholar in Athens, Greece. He continues to conduct research in Greece, collaborating with the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, the National Center for Social Research, and municipalities in Attica. His research has been supported by grants from U.S. federal funding agencies and private foundations. He is co-author of four books and multiple peer-reviewed publications.