Matthew Press, MD, MSc, is an Assistant Professor of Public Health and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is also an Assistant Attending Physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. His research focuses on preventable hospital readmissions, seeking to better understand how to measure them, why they happen, and what policies and programs are most effective in safely reducing their occurrence. Press' work on readmissions reflects his interest in improving care coordination for patients, particularly through better communication between health care providers. With support from the Aetna Foundation, he is currently leading a study to analyze communication between home health nurses and physicians caring for recently hospitalized Medicare patients with congestive heart failure. He holds his undergraduate and medical degrees from Brown University, and his Master's degree in Health Policy Research from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar.