Dr. Matthew Novak

Contact Information:

Email:      novak@umbc.edu

Office:    Math/Psych 333

Phone:     n/a

Fax:          n/a

Lab:        Sondheim 411 & 511


Ph.D. — University of Kansas, 2020

Fall 2023 Office Hours:

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Area of Study:

Behavior Analysis

Research Interests:

Dr. Novak’s research focuses on applications of behavior analysis to improve employee performance in the workplace and promote health behavior. This work includes translational and applied research to inform effective and efficient methods for staff training and support. He is also interested in behavioral interventions to promote drug abstinence, employment, and medication adherence for people experiencing poverty, homelessness, or chronic health conditions.

Selected Publications:

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Novak, M. D., Toegel, F., Rodewald, A. M., Arellano, M., Baranski, M., Barnett, N. P., Leoutsakos, J.-M., Fingerhood, M., & Silverman, K. (2023). Abstinence-contingent wage supplements for adults experiencing homelessness and alcohol use disorder: A randomized clinical trial. Preventative Medicine.

Novak, M. D., Holtyn, A. F., Toegel, F., Leoutsakos, J.-M., & Silverman, K. (2022). Financial incentives to promote drug abstinence and employment: Post-intervention outcomes. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 232, 109322. https://doi.org/hdbm

Toegel, F., Rodewald, A. M., Novak, M. D., Pollock, S., Arellano, M., Leoutsakos, J.- M., Holtyn, A. F., & Silverman, K. (2022). The effectiveness of psychosocial interventions in promoting undetectable HIV viral loads: A review of randomized clinical trials. AIDS and Behavior, 26(6), 1853–1862. https://doi.org/g53z

Blackman, A. L., Novak, M. D., DiGennaro Reed, F. D., & Erath, T. G. (2021). The efficacy of variations of observation and data recording on trainee performance. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/g2wg

Novak, M. D., Blackman, A. L., Erath, T. G., & DiGennaro Reed, F. D. (2020). Operant renewal of desirable behavior in a simulated workplace: A translational model. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 113(1), 172–186. http://doi.org/10.1002/jeab.566

Novak, M. D., DiGennaro Reed, F. D., Erath, T. G., Blackman, A. L., Ruby, S. A., & Pellegrino, A. J. (2019). Evidence-based performance management: Applying behavioral science to support practitioners. Perspectives on Behavior Science, 42(4), 955–972. http://doi.org/df28

Dr. Matthew Novak