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Ade DadeMatthews
M.S. Student, MFT


MBBS (Medicine and Surgery; 2008), Nigeria, PhD kinesiology, Auburn University (2022)

Research interests
• Health equity
• Adverse childhood experiences
• Couple relationships

Pendola, A., Jang, H., Moore, T., Rushing, J., Appiah, J., Guilford, N., Billingslea, W., Wilson, N., DadeMatthews, A.., & McCambridge, C. (2022). The Alabama Equity Divide: Environmental Poverty and Achievement Across Urban and Rural Locales. Educational Research Quarterly, 45(4), 3-44

Fakorede, O.O., Onifade, P.O., Majekodunmi, O.E., Ogunwale, A. and DadeMatthews, A.O. (2021), Insomnia and quality of life of prisoners at a Nigerian maximum-security prison, International Journal of Prisoner Health.

Okewole A, Oluwaranti O, Adeniji A, Awhangansi S, DadeMatthews, A. et al. (2019). Schizophrenia GWAS of Yoruba’s in Southwestern Nigerian. European Neuropsychopharmacology 29: S153-S154 DOI: 10.1016/j.euroneuro.2019.08.079

Clinical interests:
• Couple relationships
• Physical and mental health in adults and children

• Dean’s Circle Award (2021), College of Education travel grant (2022)
• Auburn University Presidential Fellow (2019-2022)
• Best Abstract Award (2007)

Fun Facts
Lessons Learned?
Life is a Journey, and everyone has a different path and pace

Favorite quotes/sayings?
“This too shall pass”

Hobbies/hidden talents?
Watching movies, reading novels, spending time with my family

If you could study any random thing other than HDFS/MFT, what would it be?

"What advice would you offer to someone thinking about graduate school?"
Graduate school can be challenging. Let your “why” be strong enough to get you through the challenges.