Primary Research Area: My overall interest is in improving treatments for persons affected by alcohol and other drug problems through the development of empirically supported treatments. Within this broad area, I have focused in particular on conjoint therapy, other approaches that involve the social network, cognitive behavioral therapy, mutual help groups, and therapies for women. My research focuses on both outcomes research and research on mechanisms of change in therapy.
Conference: Directions in Alcohol Abuse Treatment Research (Principal Investigator, NIAAA, R13)
Marital, Spouse & Self Control Therapy of Alcoholics (Principal Investigator, NIAAA, R01)
Alcoholism Treatment in the Partial Hospital Setting (Co-Investigator, NIAAA, R01)
Awards and Activities:
2018 Annual Research Lectureship, University of New Mexico
2017 Seixas Award for Distinguished Service, Research Society on Alcoholism
5th Annual G. Alan Marlatt Mentorship Award, Research Society on Alcoholism
Fellow, Divisions 12 & 50, American Psychological Association
MERIT (Method to Extend Research in Time) Award, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse, Betty Ford Lectureship award
Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy, Distinguished Service Award
American Psychological Association, Division 50 (Addictions), Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training Award
Member, Bernalillo County Addiction Treatment Advisory Board
Member, Awards Committee, Research Society on Alcoholism
McCrady, B. S. & Epstein, E. E. (2021). Alcohol use disorders. In: D. H. Barlow (Ed.), Clinical handbook of psychological disorders, 6th edition. A step-by-step treatment manual (pp. 555-611). NY: The Guilford Press.
McCrady, B. S., & Flanagan, J. (2021). The role of the family in alcohol use disorder recovery. Alcohol Research: Current Reviews, 41.
Hallgren, K. A., McCrady, B. S., Witkiewitz, K., & Caudell, T. P. (2021). Do alcohol interventions affect peers who do not receive intervention? Modeling treatment contagion effects via simulations of adolescent social networks. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 36, 326-336.
Hallgren, K. A., Holzhauer, C. G., Esptein, E. E., McCrady, B. S., & Cook, S. (2021). Optimizing the length and reliability of measures of mechanisms of change to support measurement-based care in alcohol use disorder treatment. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 89, 277-287.
McCrady, B. S., Witkiewitz, K., Venner, K. L., & Fokas, K. (2020). Education and training in substance use disorders and addictions: The University New Mexico integrated training model. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 14, 60-69.
McCrady, B. S., Epstein, E. E., & Fokas, K. (2020). Treatment interventions for women with alcohol use disorder. Alcohol Research: Current Reviews, 40,
Holzhauer, C., Epstein, E. E., Hallgren, K., Hilderbrand, T., & McCrady, B. S. (2020). Mechanisms of change in female-specific and gender-neutral cognitive behavioral therapy for women with alcohol use disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 88, 541-553.
Hayaki, J., Holzhauer, C. G., Epstein, E. E., Cook, S., Gaba, A., Lorenzo, A. C., & McCrady, B. S. (2020). Menstrual cycle phase, alcohol consumption, alcohol cravings, and mood among women in treatment for alcohol use disorder. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 34, 680-689.
Fokas, K., McCrady, B. S., & Houck, J. (2020). Inside Alcohol Behavioral Couple Therapy (ABCT): In-session speech trajectories and drinking outcomes. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 118.
Horn, B. P., Li, X., McCrady, B. S., Guerin, P., & French, M. T. (2020). Cost-effectiveness analysis of a large jail-based methadone maintenance treatment program in New Mexico. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 115 .
Farabee, D., Condon, T., Hallgren, K. A., & McCrady, B. S. (2020). A randomized comparison of extended-release naltrexone alone or combined with patient navigation vs enhanced treatment-as-usual for incarcerated adults with opioid use disorder. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 117