David Mattson

Department Chair

David Mattson

Department Chair


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Physiology

The Graduate School

Other Duties

GRA Eminent Scholar in Hypertension, Physiology


  • Ph.D., Physiological Psychology/Psych Medical College of Wisconsin, 1990

  • BS, Biology/Biological Sciences, General University of Minnesota - Dulu, 1984

Awards & Honors

  • Faculty Service Award Medical College of Wisconsin, 2018

  • Starling Award American Physiological Society, 2018

  • Outstanding Medical Student Educator Medical College of Wisconsin, 2016

  • Society of Teaching Scholars Medical College of Wisconsin, 2016

  • Distinguished Service Award Medical College of Wisconsin, 2015

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • BIOM 8050

    Intro to Research I
  • PSIO 9210

    Invest of a Problem
  • PSIO 6110

    Medical Physio 1
  • PSIO 9300

  • BIOM 8060

    Intro to Research II


Selected Recent Publications

  • Impact of bedding on Dahl salt-sensitive hypertension and renal damage., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Gut-Immune-Kidney Axis: Influence of Dietary Protein in Salt-Sensitive Hypertension., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Lymphatics and Blood Pressure., 2022
  • Acute Increase of Renal Perfusion Pressure Causes Rapid Activation of mTORC1 (Mechanistic Target Of Rapamycin Complex 1) and Leukocyte Infiltration., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Unique Associations of DNA Methylation Regions With 24-Hour Blood Pressure Phenotypes in Black Participants., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Studies in the Mattson laboratory examine the normal and pathophysiological regulation of renal function and arterial blood pressure. A particular emphasis is placed on the paracrine, autocrine, and hormonal regulation of renal tubular and vascular function. Additional studies are geared toward an understanding of the genetic basis of hypertension and renal disease.

College Service

  • MS in Medical Physiology 2022 - Present

    Role: Other

University Service

  • Augusta University Research Institute Board of Directors 2020 - 2023

    Role: Other

Professional Service

  • American Physiological Society 2018 - 2021

    Role: Other
  • Program Project Grant (P01HL134604) External Advisory Committee - 2018

    Role: Committee Member
  • American Heart Association, “Animal Models of Hypertension” Writing Group Member 2017 - 2018

    Role: Member
  • Physiological Genomics 2003 - 2018

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Hypertension 2002 - 2018

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member

Public Service

  • American Heart Association-Metro Milwaukee 2016 - 2018

    Role: Board Member
  • Feed My Starving Childeren MobilePack Event 2014

    Role: Other
  • High School Student Mentor - Divine Savior Holy Angels High School 2008 - 2010

    Role: Mentor