Matthew D. McHugh, PhD, JD, MPH, CRNP, RN, FAAN is a nursing outcomes and policy researcher. He is a 2011 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar and Associate Director of Penn’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. He is also a Fellow in interdisciplinary collaborative research centers at Penn including the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, the Center for Public Health Initiatives, the Institute on Aging, the Institute on Urban Research, and the Population Studies Center. Dr. McHugh is a family nurse practitioner and psychiatric–mental health clinical nurse specialist. He received his his ASN and BSN in nursing from Gwynedd-Mercy College, his MSN and PhD in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, a master of public health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a juris doctor degree from the Northeastern University School of Law. Dr. McHugh was a Fulbright Scholar with the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe in Denmark. He completed a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in nursing outcomes research at the University of Pennsylvania.