Matthew Trujillo, PhD, joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2013 as a research associate with the Foundation’s Research-Evaluation-Learning unit. Through his work, he embraces the Foundation’s goal of ensuring that its research findings are understandable, effectively communicated, and actionable. As he puts it: “I want to make a difference in people’s lives through user-friendly research and problem-solving that improves health and health care in this country.”
Previously, Trujillo served an adjunct researcher with the RAND Corporation.
He received a BS in Psychology from Arizona State University and a PhD in Psychology and Social Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He credits his parents with instilling in him the importance of learning and education, and encouraging him to work hard to make a difference in society.
Born in Phoenix, Ariz., Trujillo lives in Plainsboro, N.J. A self-described “huge sports fan” he often stays up late at night to watch his beloved Arizona sports teams. He also enjoys playing basketball, softball, and flag football, and relaxes with movies and travel.