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Cari McCarty, PhD

Cari McCarty, PhD

On staff since October 2008

Academic Title: Research Professor

Research Center: Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development

"My mission is to improve the emotional and behavioral health of children and adolescents through enhanced scientific understanding, promoting social-emotional competencies and disseminating evidence-based treatments."

    • Duong M, Badaly D, Liu FF, Schwartz D, & McCarty CA
      Generational differences in academic achievement among immigrant youths: A meta-analytic review
      Review of Educational Research , 2016 Mar. : 86(1)3-41
      doi:10.3102/0034654315577680
    • Duong MT, Cruz RA, King KM, Violette HD, McCarty CA
      Twelve-Month Outcomes of a Randomized Trial of the Positive Thoughts and Action Program for Depression Among Early Adolescents.
      26486632 Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research , 2016 : 17(3)295-305 PMCID: PMC4791190
    • Myers K, Vander Stoep A, Zhou C, McCarty CA, Katon W
      Effectiveness of a telehealth service delivery model for treating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a community-based randomized controlled trial.
      25791143 Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry , 2015 Apr, - 2015 Apr, : 54(4)263-74 PMCID: PMC4406418
    • Tse YJ, McCarty CA, Stoep AV, Myers KM
      Teletherapy delivery of caregiver behavior training for children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
      25719609 Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association , 2015 : 21(6)451-8 PMCID: PMC4458734
    • 60. Myers K, Vander Stoep A, Zhou C, McCarty CA, & Katon W
      Effectiveness of a telehealth service delivery model for treating Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A community-based randomized controlled trial
      Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry , 2015 : 54(4)263-274
      doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2015.01.009
    • Yong M, Fleming CB, McCarty CA, Catalano RF
      Mediators of the Associations Between Externalizing Behaviors and Internalizing Symptoms in Late Childhood and Early Adolescence.
      25554717 The Journal of early adolescence , 2014 Oct. - 2014 Oct. : 34(7)967-1000 PMCID: PMC4278649
    • Adrian M, McCarty C, King K, McCauley E, and Vander Stoep A
      The internalizing pathway to adolescent substance use disorders: Mediation by ruminative reflection and ruminative brooding
      Journal Of Adolescence , 2014 Aug. : 37(7)983-991
      doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2014.07.010
    • 56. Lee JS, McCarty CA, Ahrens KR, King KM, Vander Stoep A, & McCauley E
      Pubertal timing and adolescent substance use initiation
      Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions , 2014 : 14(3)
      doi: 10.1080/1533256X.2014.935648
    • McCarty CA, Vander Stoep A, Violette HD, & Myers KM
      Interventions developed for psychiatric and behavioral treatment in the Children's ADHD Telemental Health Treatment Study
      Journal of Child and Family Studies , 2014
      doi: 10.1007/s10826-014-9977-5
    • 57. Adrian M, McCarty C, King K, McCauley E, & Vander Stoep A
      The internalizing pathway to adolescent substance use disorders: Mediation by ruminative reflection and ruminative brooding
      PMC4171395 Journal Of Adolescence , 2014 : 37(7), 983-991
      doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2014.07.010
    • Lee JS, McCarty CA, Ahrens KR, King KM, Vander Stoep A, & McCauley E
      Pubertal timing and adolescent substance use initiation
      Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions , 2014 : (14)3
      doi: 10.1080/1533256X.2014.935648
    • Rivara FP, McCarty CA, Shandro J, Wang J, & Zatzick D
      Parental injury and psychological health of children
      Pediatrics , 2014 : 134(1)e88-9
      doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-3273
    • Ahrens KR, McCarty C, Simoni J, Dworsky A, Courtney ME
      Psychosocial pathways to sexually transmitted infection risk among youth transitioning out of foster care: evidence from a longitudinal cohort study.
      23859955 The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine , 2013 : 53(4)478-85 PMCID: PMC3875407
    • McCarty CA, Violette HD, Duong MT, Cruz RA, McCauley E
      A randomized trial of the Positive Thoughts and Action program for depression among early adolescents.
      23560384 Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53 , 2013 : 42(4)554-63 PMCID: PMC3702625
    • McCarty CA, Violette HD, McCauley E
      Feasibility of the positive thoughts and actions prevention program for middle schoolers at risk for depression.
      21152188 Depression research and treatment , 2011 : 2011(241386) PMCID: PMC2989707
      doi:10.1155/2011/241386
    • Richardson LP, McCauley E, Grossman DC, McCarty CA, Richards J, Russo JE, Rockhill C, Katon W
      Evaluation of the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) for detecting major depression among adolescents
      Pediatrics , 2010 : 126(6)1117-23 PMCID: PMC3217785
      doi:10.1542/peds.2010-0852
    • Edelstein SB, Waterman J, Burge D, McCarty C, Prusak, J.
      TIES for adoption: A model to support the adoption of children who were prenatally exposed to alcohol and other drugs.
      In Barth RP, Freundlich M, Brodzinsky DM, eds. Adoption and prenatal substance exposure: Research, policy, and practice. , 2000 : Washington, DC: Child Welfare League of America115-145
    • Weisz JR, Valeri S, McCarty CA, Moore PS.
      Interventions for depressed children and adolescents: Features, effects, and future directions.
      In Essau CA, Peterman F, eds. Depressive disorders in children and adolescents: Epidemiology, risk factors, and treatment. , 1999 : Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson383-435
    • Weisz JR, McCarty CA, Eastman KL, Chaiyasit W, Suwanlert S.
      Developmental Psychopathology and Culture: Ten Lessons from Thailand
      In Luthar SS, Burack JA, Cicchetti D, Weisz JR, eds. Developmental Psychopathology: Perspectives on Adjustment, Risk, and Disorder. : New York: Cambridge University Press; 1997: 568-592.

  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Quality of life: mental wellness and neuroscience Science and Policy Summit, University of Washington Seattle, WA May 2014
    Adolescent development and substance use: understanding behavioral and neurocognitive influences on functioning Co-occurring Disorders Conference - Keynote Address Helena, MT May 2013
    Using Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Support Students School Nurse Organization of Washington Conference Seatac, WA March 2013
    CBT Skills and Techniques for School Nurses School Nurse Organization of Washington Conference Seatac, WA March 2013
    The Group Dynamic of Prevention and the Adolescent Brain Idaho Conference on Alcohol and Drug Dependency Boise, ID May 2012
    Longitudinal associations among obesity, alcohol use disorders, and depression in emerging adulthood International Society for Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology Seattle, WA June 2009
    Pubertal status and parent communication as predictors of depressogenic adolescent cognitive styles Society for Research on Child Development Denver, CO April 2009
    Intrapersonal predictors of early adolescent substance initiation Society for Research on Adolescence Los Angeles, CA March 2009
  • Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    Web-Supported Adolescent Motivational Enhancement to Reduce Alcohol Use National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) March 2015 - Feb. 2017
    Delivering Patient-Centered Adolescent Preventive Care with Training and Technology Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Jan. 2015 - Dec. 2018
    Collaborative Care for adolescents with Post-Concussive Symptoms Seattle Children's Hospital Gift Fund Oct. 2014 - Jan. 2016
    Improving Teen Care through HIT Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Sept. 2014 - Sept. 2019
    Promoting Adolescent Health Through Personalized Feedback Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) April 2014 - March 2017
    Creating a Suicide Training Syllabus for Certain Educators Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction Feb. 2014 - June 2014
    E-Health Screening and Feedback in Adolescent Primary Care Center for Child Health, Behavior & Development Stimulus Initiative Dec. 2013 - Sept. 2014
    Electronic assessment for adolescents study Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development Stimulus Initiative Jan. 2013 - Sept. 2013
    Leadership Education in Adolescent Health Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) July 2012 - June 2017
    The Role of Depression in Adolescent Alcohol Problems National Istitute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) April 2010 - March 2014
    The Effect of concurrent parental injury on the outcome of injured children Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Feb. 2010 - Jan. 2013
    Prevention of Depression within Salient Adolescent Contexts National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) Sept. 2009 - Aug. 2012
    Psychopathology and health risk behavior into adulthood National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) May 2009 - Feb. 2011
    Telemental Health to Improve Mental Health Care and Outcomes for Children in Underserved Areas National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) Sept. 2008 - Aug. 2013

Overview

Medical/Professional School

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles

Research Description

Dr. Cari McCarty is a research associate professor in the Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington. She is also an adjunct research associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington, and a member of the Center for Child and Family Well-Being. Dr. McCarty's research program is devoted to understanding and promoting behavioral health among adolescents. The goal of her research is to use knowledge of youth development to design, implement and test programs that will improve the lives and mental health of adolescents.

About My Work

http://www.teenhealthcheck.org

Research Focus Area

Behavioral / Mental Health