Hile, Matthew

Research Associate Professor
Director, Behavioral Informatics

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Hile, Matthew

  • Specialties
  • Adult
  • Information systems (Informatics)
  • Integrated health service
  • Prevention
  • Substance abuse

Degree: PhD
Academic Title: Research Associate Professor
Institute Title: Director, Behavioral Informatics
Office Phone: 314-516-8459
Fax Phone: 314-516-8405
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Director of the Missouri Institute of Mental Health’s Behavioral Informatics Program and winner of UMSL’s 2013 Senior Researcher of the Year award. He is a licensed psychologist trained in clinical and community psychology who has been an active researcher in behavioral informatics since 1984 and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Hile has been the Information Technology (IT) Director for multiple grants and projects and has developed and implemented a number of automated systems including the Clinical/Management Information System (C/MIS) for the assessment and tracking of persons in the mental health system; and the Initial Standardized Assessment Protocol (ISAP) for assessing consumers and measuring substance abuse treatment impacts. ISAP is currently used to assess and measure change by all of Missouri’s publicly funded substance abuse treatment programs and in other centers around the world. A FIRST Award from NIMH allowed him to develop the Mental Retardation-Expert, an automated decision support system to help clinicians treat severe behavior problems in individuals who are mentally retarded and/or developmentally disabled.


State of Missouri

  • Psychologist, No. 1125 (1984 – 2014)
  • Health Service Provider (1993 – 2014)


Post Doctoral Fellow in Mental Health Systems Research (1984 – 1987)
Missouri Institute of Psychiatry,
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine

PhD in Clinical Psychology (1984)
Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky
Dissertation: Paradoxical intention: An experimental analysis of necessary components

MS in Clinical Psychology (1978)
Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky
Thesis: The effects of clients’ social class and sex on clinicians’ perceptions of mental illness indicators.

BA in Psychology, (1975)
Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky


  • 2013 UMSL Senior Investigator of the Year
  • 2008 Leadership St. Louis
  • 1999 Fellow, American Psychological Association

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