Dr. Della Porta is a Ph.D. graduate from the University of California, Riverside and a former student of Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, the author of The How of Happiness. His research in positive psychology explored the strategies people can use to become happier for a sustained period of time. In particular, Matthew investigated how these strategies could be taken out of the laboratory and used to the advantage of organizations and their employees.

Using his expertise in health and wellness, Dr. Della Porta assists business professionals in cultivating optimal employee performance, engagement, and organizational health while helping the bottom line. He has given evidence-based recommendations to a variety of organizations wishing to emphasize employee wellness in their corporate cultures.

Dr. Della Porta is also passionate about communicating complex research findings to general audiences. To this end, he has given presentations to several organizations wishing to learn more about the latest positive psychology research and how it can applied in the real world. In addition, Dr. Della Porta has a collection of over 40 articles offering advice on the pursuit of happiness on YouBeauty.com; several of these articles have been featured in the Huffington Post.