Matthew Morton, Ph.D.

Research Fellow
Principal Investigator, Voices of Youth Count
Chapin Hall University

Dr. Matthew Morton is a Research Fellow at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago with expertise in youth development, homelessness, evaluation, and evidence-based practice. Matt currently leads youth homelessness work and international projects at Chapin Hall. He is principal investigator of Voices of Youth Count, the most comprehensive national research initiative to-date focused on youth homelessness in America. Matt served as Special Advisor in the US Administration for Children and Families, during which time he was a key contributor to the development of the US Government’s national strategy and framework to end youth homelessness and efforts on addressing child trauma. Prior to joining Chapin Hall, Matt led international projects and policy engagements in multiple countries on youth, gender, and poverty reduction as an Economist at the World Bank. He has served as a fellow in philanthropic foundations and Congress. Matt has founded and worked with numerous community youth development programs in the US and abroad since he was a teen himself. Matt’s research is widely published and cited. He received his Masters and DPhil in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation from the University of Oxford and a BA in Political Science from Stetson University.