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Dr. McCarthy is a licensed psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She provides psychotherapy to adult patients at the West Clinic Women's Health Center. Her clinical interests include depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders and tobacco use.




West Clinic
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UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

Education University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Internship Western Psychiatric Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

Dr. McCarthy leads a program of research on tobacco use, with particular emphasis on understanding nicotine withdrawal and ways to help individuals who want to stop smoking stay smoke-free.

PubMed Articles
Kim N McCarthy DE Piper ME Baker TB Comparative Effects of Varenicline or Combination Nicotine Replacement Therapy versus Patch Monotherapy on Candidate Mediators of Early Abstinence in a Smoking Cessation Attempt. Addiction . 2020 Sep 4;
[PubMed ID: 32888230]
Kim N McCarthy DE Cook JW Piper ME Schlam TR Baker TB Time-varying Effects of 'Optimized Smoking Treatment' on Craving, Negative Affect, and Anhedonia. Addiction . 2020 Aug 23;
[PubMed ID: 32830368]
Schlam TR Baker TB Smith SS Bolt DM McCarthy DE Cook JW Hayes-Birchler T Fiore MC Piper ME Electronically Monitored Nicotine Gum Use Before and After Smoking Lapses: Relations with Lapse and Relapse. Nicotine Tob Res . 2020 Jun 29;
[PubMed ID: 32598468]
Kim N McCarthy DE Loh WY Cook JW Piper ME Schlam TR Baker TB Predictors of adherence to nicotine replacement therapy: Machine learning evidence that perceived need predicts medication use. Drug Alcohol Depend . 2019 Dec 1;205:107668
[PubMed ID: 31707266]
McCarthy DE Versella MV Quitting Failure and Success With and Without Using Medication: Latent Classes of Abstinence and Adherence to Nicotine Monotherapy, Combination Therapy, and Varenicline. Nicotine Tob Res . 2019 Oct 26;21(11):1488-1495
[PubMed ID: 30107419]
Garey L Manning K McCarthy DE Gallagher MW Shepherd JM Orr MF Schmidt NB Rodic B Zvolensky MJ Understanding quit patterns from a randomized clinical trial: Latent classes, predictors, and long-term abstinence. Addict Behav . 2019 Aug;95:16-23
[PubMed ID: 30807968]
McCarthy DE Adsit RT Zehner ME Mahr TA Skora AD Kim N Baker TB Fiore MC Closed-loop electronic referral to SmokefreeTXT for smoking cessation support: a demonstration project in outpatient care. Transl Behav Med . 2019 Jun 7;
[PubMed ID: 31173140]
McCarthy DE Minami H Bold KW Yeh VM Chapman G Momentary assessment of impulsive choice and impulsive action: Reliability, stability, and correlates. Addict Behav . 2018 Aug;83:130-135
[PubMed ID: 29221928]
Minami H Brinkman HR Nahvi S Arnsten JH Rivera-Mindt M Wetter DW Bloom EL Price LH Vieira C Donnelly R McClain LM Kennedy KA D'Aquila E Fine M McCarthy DE Graham Thomas J Hecht J Brown RA Rationale, design and pilot feasibility results of a smartphone-assisted, mindfulness-based intervention for smokers with mood disorders: Project mSMART MIND. Contemp Clin Trials . 2018 Mar;66:36-44
[PubMed ID: 29288740]
Deng S E McCarthy D E Piper M B Baker T Bolt DM Extreme Response Style and the Measurement of Intra-Individual Variability in Affect. Multivariate Behav Res . 2018 Mar-Apr;53(2):199-218
[PubMed ID: 29324049]
Minami H Frank BE Bold KW McCarthy DE Ecological momentary analysis of the relations among stressful events, affective reactivity, and smoking among smokers with high versus low depressive symptoms during a quit attempt. Addiction . 2018 Feb;113(2):299-312
[PubMed ID: 28779527]
Bold KW Witkiewitz K McCarthy DE Multilevel factor analysis of smokers' real-time negative affect ratings while quitting. Psychol Assess . 2016 Sep;28(9):1033-42
[PubMed ID: 27536999]
McCarthy DE Ebssa L Witkiewitz K Shiffman S Repeated measures latent class analysis of daily smoking in three smoking cessation studies. Drug Alcohol Depend . 2016 Aug 1;165:132-42
[PubMed ID: 27317043]
McCarthy DE Bold KW Minami H Yeh VM Rutten E Nadkarni SG Chapman GB Reliability and validity of measures of impulsive choice and impulsive action in smokers trying to quit. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol . 2016 Apr;24(2):120-30
[PubMed ID: 26751623]
McCarthy DE Bold KW Minami H Yeh VM A randomized clinical trial of a tailored behavioral smoking cessation preparation program. Behav Res Ther . 2016 Mar;78:19-29
[PubMed ID: 26827293]
Bold KW McCarthy DE Minami H Yeh VM Chapman GB Waters AJ Independent and interactive effects of real-time risk factors on later temptations and lapses among smokers trying to quit. Drug Alcohol Depend . 2016 Jan 1;158:30-7
[PubMed ID: 26585613]
McCarthy DE Minami H Yeh VM Bold KW An experimental investigation of reactivity to ecological momentary assessment frequency among adults trying to quit smoking. Addiction . 2015 Oct;110(10):1549-60
[PubMed ID: 26011583]
McCarthy DE Ebssa L Witkiewitz K Shiffman S Paths to tobacco abstinence: A repeated-measures latent class analysis. J Consult Clin Psychol . 2015 Aug;83(4):696-708
[PubMed ID: 25867447]
Minami H Tran LT McCarthy DE Using ecological measures of smoking trigger exposure to predict smoking cessation milestones. Psychol Addict Behav . 2015 Mar;29(1):122-8
[PubMed ID: 25134024]
Bold KW Rasheed AS McCarthy DE Jackson TC Fiore MC Baker TB Rates and predictors of renewed quitting after relapse during a one-year follow-up among primary care patients. Ann Behav Med . 2015 Feb;49(1):128-40
[PubMed ID: 24796541]