Erin Mathis, Ph.D.

Dr. Mathis

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychiatry
 Georgetown University Medical Center

Assistant Director of Research and Innovation

Early Chilhood Innovation Network (ECIN)

3300 Whitehaven St. NW, Suite 3300, Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-687-5052


Erin Mathis, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Georgetown University located in the Center for Child and Human Development and the Assistant Director of Research and Innovation of the Early Childhood Innovation Network (ECIN). ECIN is a citywide effort to improve developmental outcomes for children and families living in underserved communities in Washington, DC.  Dr. Mathis’s research interests center on child social-emotional development, self-regulation and academic success and the design and evaluation of  both child- and parent-focused prevention programs that are implemented in school and community settings. In particular, Dr. Mathis has focused on school readiness interventions, mindfulness and early childhood mental health consultation. Dr. Mathis received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the Pennsylvania State University and received training in school-based mental health at the University of Maryland-Baltimore.


  • 2016 – Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, Child Clinical PsychologyDissertation: Bidirectional Influences over Time: Maternal Depression, Negative Parenting Practices and Child Oppositional-AggressionAdvisor: Karen Bierman, Ph.D.
  • 2012 – M.S. Pennsylvania State University, Child Clinical PsychologyThesis: Child Emotion Regulation and Attention Control in Pre-kindergarten: Associations with Parenting Stress, Parent Warm-Sensitivity and Parent Negative ControlAdvisor: Karen Bierman, Ph.D.
  • 2008 – B.A. North Carolina State University, Psychology, Suma cum laudeAdvisor: Amy Halberstadt, Ph.D.

Certifications & Specialized Trainings

  • The Individualized Classroom Assessment Scoring System (inCLASS) Training
  • Training for Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Training for Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS)
  • Training to administer the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)
  • Training in Motivational Interviewing in Schools: Teachers, Parents and Students
  • Training for Friendship Group: A Social Skills Program
  • Certified Facial Action Coding System (FACS)- Dr. Joseph Hager, A Human Face

Methodological & Statistical Skill

  • Structural Equation Modeling using AMOS 22.0
  • Psychometric analysis, statistical testing and data management with SPSS 22.0
  • Multi-level modeling methodological course using SAS 9.2
  • Longitudinal and developmental data analysis course using SAS 9.2

Honors & Awards

  • Training Interdisciplinary Education Scientists (TIES) fellowship (5 year award)
  • Winner poster contest award, The Society for Prevention Research
  • Summa cum laude, North Carolina State University
  • The Outstanding Senior Award Overall, North Carolina State University
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Kappa Phi