Matthew Plow, PhD

Associate Professor
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing



Teaching Information

Teaching Interests

  • Exercise science
  • Disability and Physical function
  • Clinical trial design
  • Mixed methods

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Rehabilitation and telemedicine
  • Disability and wellness promotion
  • Obesity
  • Physical activity and Physical function
  • Behavior change

Research Projects


  • Principal Investigator, Developing and testing a SystemCHANGE weight management intervention in stroke survivors, American Heart Association: Beginning Grant-in-Aid (11BGIA7710003)
  • Principal Investigator, Randomized controlled trial of a teleconference fatigue management plus physical activity intervention in adults with multiple sclerosis, National Multiple Sclerosis Society (RG4665-A-1)
  • Principal Investigator, Examining a System CHANGE intervention in immune-mediated diseases, National Institutes of Health (1K01NR012975-01A1)
  • Principal Investigator, Examining the efficacy of computer tablets to promote behavior change in people with disabilities, Research Program Committee: Clinical & Translational Science Collaborative     


  • Principal Investigator, Promoting Physical Activity in Adults with Multiple Sclerosis. National Institutes of Health (RO3HD060073-01A)
  • Principal Investigator, Evaluating the benefits of Nintendo Wii Fit in people with MS, International Consortium of MS Centers
  • Principal Investigator, Compare the effectiveness of a group wellness intervention to physical therapy in individuals with multiple sclerosis. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (R36 HS015554-01)



Doctor of Philosophy
Rehabilitation Science
University of Minnesota
Bachelor of Arts
Athletic Training
Denison University

Residencies, Internships and Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Funded by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Brown University
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Funded by National Multiple Sclerosis Society
University of Illinois at Chicago