Matthew Pirritano

Program Manager
L.A. Care Health Plan
Matthew Pirritano, Ph.D., M.P.H., is a Program Manager within the Health Information Management department. Dr. Pirritano has publications and professional presentations in the areas of substance abuse and prevention, infertility treatment, the patient centered medical home, and educational psychology. He received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of New Mexico in 2003, after which he served as a National Science Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow in educational psychology for three years. He has taught courses in statistics, learning and memory, introductory psychology, and the history and systems of psychology. He has worked in healthcare informatics since 2008, first with the health care department in Orange County, California, and later with a pediatric Medicaid plan. He moved to L.A. Care as a project manager managing Independent Practice Association pay-for-performance programs, then transitioned to managing a team of analysts. In 2016 he completed a Master’s in Public Health from the California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Pirritano is an associate editor for the California Journal of Health Promotion. He has extensive knowledge of statistics, research methodology, healthcare operations and healthcare data. In his spare time Matt enjoys snowboarding, reading, running, working out, watching movies, cheesy sci-fi TV shows, mixed martial arts, and improv comedy.