Molly . McCarthy, PhD, MPH
Molly McCarthy, PhD, MPH

Molly McCarthy, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Occupational Therapy

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Publications and Presentations

Publications

  • McCarthy, M.A., Upadhyay, M., Biggs, M.A., & Greene Foster, D. (In press). The effect of abortion on having and achieving aspirational five-year plans. BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health., BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2020
  • Bennett, L., Jewell, V., Scheirton, L., McCarthy, M.A., Muir, B. (2019). Productivity standards and the impact on quality of care: A national survey of inpatient rehabilitation professionals. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 7(4):1-11., Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 7(4), 1-11, 2019
  • Nasir, A., Nasir, L., Tarrell, A., Finken, D., Lacroix, A., Pinninti, S., Pitner, S., McCarthy, M.A. (2018). Complexity in pediatric primary care. Primary Health Care Research & Development, May: 1-7. doi: 10.1017/ S146342361800035X, Primary Health Care Research & Development, May , 1-7, 2018
  • McCarthy, M. A., Upadhyay, U., Biggs, M. A., Anthony, R., Roberts, S. C. M. (2018). Predictors of timing of pregnancy discovery. Contraception, 97(4):303-308. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2017.12.001, Contraception, 97(4), 303-308, 2018
  •  Wan, N., Siahpush, M., Shaikh, R.A., McCarthy, M.A., Ramos, A. K., Correa, A.M. (2017). Point-of-sale E-cigarette advertising among tobacco stores. Journal of Community Health, 42(6): 1179-1186. DOI:  10.1007/s10900-017-0368-x., Journal of Community Health,, 42 (6), 1179-1186, 2017
  • Wan, N., Siahpush, M., Shaikh, R. A., McCarthy, M.A., Ramos, A.K., Correa, A.M. (2016). The association of e-cigarette marketing with socio-demographic characteristics of neighborhoods. Journal of Primary Prevention, 39(3):191-203., Journal of Primary Prevention, 39(3), 191-203, 2016
  • Siahpush, M., Shaikh, R. A., Robbins, R., Tibbits, M., Sikora Kessler, A., Soliman, G., McCarthy, M. A., Singh, G. K. (2016). Point-of-sale cigarette marketing and smoking-induced deprivation in smokers: Results from a population-based survey. BMC Public Health, 16(1):302-310. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-2992-2, BMC Public Health, 16(1), 302-310, 2016
  • McCarthy, M. A., Siahpush, M. Shaikh, R. A., Sikora Kessler, A., Tibbits, M. (2016). Social disparities in unaided quit attempts: Results from the 2010-2011 Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 18(8):1705-1710. DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntw007, Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 18(8), 1705-1710, 2016
  • McCarthy, M. A., Fisher, C. M., Zhou, J., Zhu, H., Pelster, A. D. K., Schober, D. J., Baldwin, K., Fortenberry, J. D., Goldsworthy, R. (2015). A qualitative exploration of community-based organizations’ programs, resources, and training to promote adolescent sexual health. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 10(4):316-332. DOI: 10.1080/15546128.2015.1091759 , American Journal of Sexuality Education, 10(4), 316-332, 2015
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    Siahpush, M., Shaikh, R., McCarthy, M., Sikora, A., Tibbits, M., Singh, G.K. (2015). Association between duration of use of pharmacotherapy and smoking cessation:  Findings from a national survey. BMJ Open, 5(1):1-6. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006229
     , BMJ Open, 5(1), 1-6, 2015
  • Pelster, A. D. K., Fisher, C. M., Irwin, J. A., Coleman, J. D., McCarthy, M. A. (2015). Tobacco use and its relationship to social determinants of health in LGBT populations in a Midwestern state. LGBT Health, 2(1): 71-76. DOI: 10.1089/lgbt.2014.0012, LGBT Health, 2(1), 71-76, 2015
  • McCarthy, M. A., Fisher, C. M., Irwin, J. A., Coleman, J. D., Pelster, A. D. K. (2014). Using the minority stress model to understand symptoms of depression experienced by a sample of Midwestern lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals in Nebraska. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 18(4):346-360. DOI: 10.1080/19359705.2014.908445, Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 18(4), 346-360, 2014

Editing and Reviews

  • McCarthy, M. A. (2014). A review of “The Challenges of Being a Rural Gay Man: Coping with Stigma.” By Preston, Deborah Bray & D’Augelli, Antony R. Journal of Homosexuality 61(8):1211-1213 DOI: 10.1080/00918369.2014.872528, Journal of Homosexuality, 61(8), 1211-1213, 2014

General

  • Michaud, T.L., Zhou, J., McCarthy, M.A., Siahpush, M., Su, D. (2018). Costs of home-based telemedicine programs in the US: A systematic review. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 34(4): 410-418. , International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 34(4), 410-418

Presentations

  • Sisneros, C., Dano, C., Hottman, A., Siahpush, M.S., McCarthy, M.A. Social disparities in contraceptive education among young people. Accepted as an oral presentation by the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. November 8-11, 2018., 2019
  • McCarthy, M.A., Anderson, R.R., Siahpush, M.S. Condom use counseling following STD testing.  Accepted as brief communication by the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. November 8-11, 2018., 2019
  • McCarthy, M.A., Upadhyay, M., Biggs, M.A., & Greene Foster, D. The effect of abortion on having and achieving aspirational five-year plans. Accepted as a poster presentation by the American Public Health Association. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 2-6, 2019., 2019
  • McCarthy, M.A., Anderson, R. R., Siahpush, M. S. Counseling for contraception following in-clinic pregnancy test. Oral presentation at the Psychosocial Workshop. Denver, Colorado. April 25-26, 2018., 2018
  • McCarthy, M.A., Upadhyay, U., Biggs, A., Roberts, S. The timing of pregnancy discovery. Oral presentation at the Psychosocial Workshop. Washington, D.C. March 29-30, 2016., 2016
  • McCarthy, M.A., Sikora Kessler, A. J., Jawed-Wessel, S. The prevalence and determinants of contraceptive use among young women aged 15-24. Poster presentation at the American Public Health Association Meeting. Chicago, Illinois. October 31 – November 4, 2015., 2015
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    McCarthy, M. A., Fisher, C. F., Zhou, J., Zhu, H., Kneip Pelster, A. D., Schober, D. J., Baldwin, K., Fortenberry, J. D., Goldsworthy, R.  A qualitative exploration of CBOs’ programs, resources, and training to promote adolescent sexual health. Annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Omaha, Nebraska. November 6 – 9, 2014., 2014

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

    • Sexual education 
    • Research methods and measurement
    • Secondary data analysis

Current Research Projects

    • Sexual education for young people with Austism Spectrum Disorder
    • Certified hand therapists' perceptions of 3D printed splints
    • Housing for adults with disabilities
    • OT students' preparedness to work with gender non-conforming and transgender clients
    • Medics at Home intervention and hospital readmission