Matthew Goldman, M.D., M.S., Senior Evaluation Consultant for the Clear Pathways Initiative
Matthew L. Goldman, MD, MS, FAPA, is the Senior Evaluation Consultant for the Clear Pathways Initiative. He is the Medical Director for Comprehensive Crisis Services in the San Francisco Department of Public Health, and a Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Goldman is a board member of the American Association of Community Psychiatry, he is a member of the American Psychiatric Association’s Council on Advocacy and Government Relations, he co-chairs the Policy Advisory Group for the journal Psychiatric Services, and he sits on the National Council for Mental Wellbeing's Medical Director Institute, where he co-chairs the Crisis Services Committee. In the San Francisco Department of Public Health, he has direct clinical and administrative oversight of a crisis call center and adult and child mobile crisis teams, he is leading the implementation of behavioral health clinicians within 911 and led the planning for 988, he is a clinical advisor for the development of a new Crisis Stabilization Unit, and he is a systemwide subject matter expert for all topics related to crisis services, emergency psychiatry, involuntary treatment, and related issues. He is also a physician scientist studying mental health and substance use crisis services and suicide prevention, with grant funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (PI: R03), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. He has formal training in qualitative research methods and has led multiple qualitative and mixed-methods studies of innovative health practices using implementation science frameworks. From 2018-2019 he was a Policy Fellow in the Office of the Chief Medical Officer at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration through the Health and Aging Policy Fellowship and the Congressional Fellowship Program, and from 2019-2020 he completed the UCSF Public Psychiatry Fellowship. He graduated from Pomona College and the UC Berkeley - UCSF Joint Medical Program, and he completed his residency and chief residency in psychiatry at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute.