Elizabeth L. McGarvey, Ed.D.
Patient Outcomes, Policy & Population Research
P.O. Box 800717
Health System West Complex Room 3213A
Outcome studies in public health practice, particularly on mental and sexual health topics and chronic disease detection and management.
Health disparities and behavior change in multi-cultural populations. Community mental health and associated substance abuse and mental illness, decision-making related to health behavior change in chronic disease prevention and management. Effectiveness of health care service delivery.
- PHS 6630/5630: Healthy Appalachia. This course examines the history, culture and health of South/Central Appalachia, the impact of geographic health disparities and community-based opportunities for the transformation of public health. Co-Instructor: David C. Gordon, Director of the Office of Telemedicine & Rural Network Development.
- PHS: 7830: Grant Writing and Presentation Skills. This course is designed to provide an overview of grant writing with practical “how to” exercises to prepare the student to become successful in applying to public health-related grants from public and private funders.
Wanchek TN, McGarvey EL, Leon-Verdin M, Bonnie RJ. (2011.) The effects of community mental health services on hospitalization rates in Virginia. Psychiatric Services, 62, 194-199.
Koopman C, Reid H, McGarvey E & Castillo AC. (2010) HIV/AIDS knowledge and beliefs scales for adolescents. In Fisher, T.D., Davis, C.M., Yarer, W.K., & Davis, S. L. (Eds.), Handbook of sexuality-related measures (3rd ed.) New Work: Routledge.
Clayton A & McGarvey EL. (2010) Changes in Sexual Functioning Questionnaire (CSFQ). In Fisher, T.D., Davis, C.M., Yarer, W.K., & Davis, S. L. (Eds.), Handbook of sexuality-related measures (3rd ed.) New Work: Routledge.
McGarvey EL, Leon-Verdin M, Killos, LF, Guterbock T, Cohn WF. (2010 Sept 23) [Epub ahead of print] Health Disparities between Appalachian and Non-Appalachian counties in Virginia USA. Journal of Community Health. PMID: 20862529
McGarvey EL, Leon-Verdin M, Baum L, Bloomfield K, Brenin DR, Koopman C, Acton S, Clark B, Parker EB. (2009) An Evaluation of a Computer Imaging Program to Prepare Women for Chemotherapy-related Alopecia, The Journal of Psycho-oncology, 2009. (published online in Wiley InterSceince (www.interscience.wiley.com) DOI: 10.1002/pon.1637).
Bonnie RJ, Reinhard JS, Hamilton P, McGarvey EL. (2009) Mental health system transformation after the Virginia Tech tragedy, Health Affairs, 29(3), 793-804.
Serrano E, Gresock E, Suttle D, Keller A & McGarvey E. (2006) Fit WIC: Attitudes, perceptions and practices of WIC staff toward addressing childhood overweight. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 38(8), 151-6.
McGarvey EL, Collie KR, Fraser G, Shufflebarger C., Lloyd B & Oliver MN. (2006). Cross cultural perspectives on infant feeding and other issues relevant to childhood overweight prevention. Health & Ethnicity, 11:3, 265-285.
McGarvey EL & Brenin DR. (2005) Myths about cancer might interfere with screening decisions. Lancet (www.thelancet.com) Vol 366, August 27, 2005.
Waite D, KellerA, Pinkerton, R, Wieckowsk E, McGarvey E & Brown GL. (2005). Juvenile sex offender re-arrest rates for sexual, violent non-sexual & property crimes: A ten-year follow-up. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 17(3), 313-332.
Cohen, BJ, McGarvey, EL, Pinkerton, RC, Kryzhanovskaya, L. (2004). Willingness and competence of depressed and schizophrenic inpatients to consent to research. Journal of 11.the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 32(2), 134-43.
McGarvey EL, Keller A, Forrester M, Williams E, Seward D, & Suttle DE. (2004). Feasibility and benefits of a parent-focused preschool child obesity intervention. American Journal of Public Health, 94(9), 1490-1500.
Carretta H, Keller, AES, & McGarvey EL. (2004). A community-based program to prevent hospitalization of children with asthma. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health GIS News and Information Newsletter, p. 24-25.
McGarvey EL, Clavet GJ, Johnson JB, Butler A, Cook KO, Pennino B & Landers L. (2003). Breast cancer screening practices & attitudes: Comparison of women of three ethnic populations. Health & Ethnicity, 8(1), 71-82.
McGarvey EL, & Waite D (2001). Mental health needs among adolescents committed to the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice. Developments in Mental Health Law, 20(1), 1-12.