Seattle Children's Hospital Center for Child Health Behavior and Development
2001 8th Ave, Suite 400, Seattle, WA 98121
PO Box 5371, M/S CW 8-6, Seattle, WA 98145
UW MAIL Box 359300 CW8-6
Phone: (206) 884-8243
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Director of Research and Development, Adolescent Medicine, University of Washington; Member-at-Large, Education and Standards, American Psychological
Dr. McCarty's research has broadly focused on family, peer and cultural in'uences on children's mental health. 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 children. She is currently the Principal Investigator of the Middle School Matters Study, which compares the effectiveness of two different school-based preventive interventions for young adolescents designed to reduce depression and improve their relationships with parents, health behaviors, school and interpersonal functioning. Dr. McCarty is also using prospective longitudinal data to examine the relationship between emotional and behavioral problems and the development of alcohol problems throughout adolescence. In her role as Director of Research and Development for Adolescent Medicine, she teaches a monthly seminar for Postdoctoral and Medical Fellows and additionally consults with trainees and faculty members on their research projects.