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Elizabeth Ellen Epstein PhD

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentPsychiatry
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester MA 01655
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    Clark University, Worcester, MA, United StatesBAPsychology
    Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, , IsraelMSPsychology
    University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, United StatesPHDClinical Psychology

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    1. Buckman JF, Vaschillo B, Vaschillo EG, Epstein EE, Nguyen-Louie TT, Lesnewich LM, Eddie D, Bates ME. Improvement in women's cardiovascular functioning during cognitive-behavioral therapy for alcohol use disorder. Psychol Addict Behav. 2019 Nov 18. PMID: 31738072.
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    2. Steinberg ML, Billingsley B, Rosen RL, Epstein EE, Lu SE, Williams JM. A novel intervention increases task persistence in smokers with schizophrenia: A proof of concept study. Schizophr Res. 2019 Oct 12. PMID: 31615742.
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    3. Bold KW, Rosen RL, Steinberg ML, Epstein EE, McCrady BS, Williams JM. Smoking characteristics and alcohol use among women in treatment for alcohol use disorder. Addict Behav. 2019 Oct 04; 101:106137. PMID: 31648138.
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    4. Holzhauer CG, Byrne T, Simmons MM, Smelson D, Epstein EE. Profiles of Clinical Need Among Homeless Individuals with Dual Diagnoses. Community Ment Health J. 2019 Jun 24. PMID: 31236735.
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    5. Hallgren KA, Epstein EE, McCrady BS. Changes in Hypothesized Mechanisms of Change Before and After Initiating Abstinence in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Women With Alcohol Use Disorder. Behav Ther. 2019 11; 50(6):1030-1041. PMID: 31735239.
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    6. Olmstead TA, Graff FS, Ames-Sikora A, McCrady BS, Gaba A, Epstein EE. Cost-effectiveness of individual versus group female-specific cognitive behavioral therapy for alcohol use disorder. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2019 May; 100:1-7. PMID: 30898323.
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    7. McCrady BS, Tonigan JS, Ladd BO, Hallgren KA, Pearson MR, Owens MD, Epstein EE. Alcohol Behavioral Couple Therapy: In-session behavior, active ingredients and mechanisms of behavior change. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2019 Apr; 99:139-148. PMID: 30797386.
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    8. Epstein EE, McCrady BS, Hallgren KA, Gaba A, Cook S, Jensen N, Hildebrandt T, Holzhauer CG, Litt MD. Individual versus group female-specific cognitive behavior therapy for alcohol use disorder. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2018 May; 88:27-43. PMID: 29606224.
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    9. Epstein EE, McCrady BS, Hallgren KA, Cook S, Jensen NK, Hildebrandt T. A randomized trial of female-specific cognitive behavior therapy for alcohol dependent women. Psychol Addict Behav. 2018 Feb; 32(1):1-15. PMID: 29154553.
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    10. Holzhauer CG, Epstein EE, Hayaki J, Marinchak JS, McCrady BS, Cook SM. Moderators of sudden gains after sessions addressing emotion regulation among women in treatment for alcohol use. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2017 Dec; 83:1-9. PMID: 29129190.
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    11. Hildebrandt T, Epstein EE, Sysko R, Bux DA. Using Factor Mixture Models to Evaluate the Type A/B Classification of Alcohol Use Disorders in a Heterogeneous Treatment Sample. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2017 May; 41(5):987-997. PMID: 28247423.
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    12. Holzhauer CG, Epstein EE, Cohn AM, McCrady BS, Graff FS, Cook S. Erratum to "Heterogeneity in pathways to abstinence among women in treatment for alcohol use disorder" [Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 75 (2017) 1-9]. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2017 May; 76:18-19. PMID: 28340903.
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    13. Holzhauer CG, Epstein EE, Cohn AM, McCrady BS, Graff FS, Cook S. Heterogeneity in pathways to abstinence among women in treatment for alcohol use disorder. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2017 Apr; 75:1-9. PMID: 28237048.
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    14. Bold KW, Epstein EE, McCrady BS. Baseline health status and quality of life after alcohol treatment for women with alcohol dependence. Addict Behav. 2017 Jan; 64:35-41. PMID: 27543832.
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    15. Hallgren KA, Crotwell SM, Muñoz RE, Gius BK, McCrady BS, Ladd BO, Epstein EE. Assessing Treatment Integrity in Alcohol Behavioral Couple Therapy. Addict Disord Their Treat. 2016 Jun; 15(2):74-84. PMID: 27398073.
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    16. McCrady BS, Epstein EE, Hallgren KA, Cook S, Jensen NK. Women with alcohol dependence: A randomized trial of couple versus individual plus couple therapy. Psychol Addict Behav. 2016 05; 30(3):287-99. PMID: 27214168; PMCID: PMC4880418.
    17. Hallgren KA, McCrady BS, Epstein EE. Trajectories of drinking urges and the initiation of abstinence during cognitive-behavioral alcohol treatment. Addiction. 2016 May; 111(5):854-65. PMID: 26709608; PMCID: PMC4826789 [Available on 05/01/17].
    18. Eddie D, Epstein EE, Cohn AM. Pathways to Vulnerability for Alcohol Problem Severity in a Treatment-Seeking Sample. Addict Disord Their Treat. 2015 Jun; 14(2):82-94. PMID: 26170766.
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    19. Hallgren KA, Owens MD, Brovko JM, Ladd BO, McCrady BS, Epstein EE. Trajectories of Drinking Urges During Individual- and Couple-based Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorders. Alcohol Treat Q. 2015; 33(2):161-184. PMID: 27453630.
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    20. Worden BL, Epstein EE, McCrady BS. Pretreatment assessment-related reductions in drinking among women with alcohol use disorders. Subst Use Misuse. 2015 Jan; 50(2):215-25. PMID: 25295598; PMCID: PMC4778396.
    21. Hunter-Reel D, Epstein EE, McCrady BS, Eddie D. PERSONALITY DISORDERS AND THE PREDICTION OF ALCOHOL USE OUTCOMES FOR WOMEN: DIMENSIONAL VERSUS CATEGORICAL CLASSIFICATION. Addict Res Theory. 2014 Apr; 22(2):176-180. PMID: 26120291.
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    22. Grosso JA, Epstein EE, McCrady BS, Gaba A, Cook S, Backer-Fulghum LM, Graff FS. Women's motivators for seeking treatment for alcohol use disorders. Addict Behav. 2013 Jun; 38(6):2236-45. PMID: 23501141; PMCID: PMC4702486.
    23. Steinberg ML, Williams JM, Gandhi KK, Foulds J, Epstein EE, Brandon TH. Task persistence predicts smoking cessation in smokers with and without schizophrenia. Psychol Addict Behav. 2012 Dec; 26(4):850-8. PMID: 22642860; PMCID: PMC3605732.
    24. Al-Otaiba Z, Epstein EE, McCrady B, Cook S. Age-based differences in treatment outcome among alcohol-dependent women. Psychol Addict Behav. 2012 Sep; 26(3):423-31. PMID: 22369224; PMCID: PMC3371280.
    25. Farris SG, Epstein EE, McCrady BS, Hunter-Reel D. Do co-morbid anxiety disorders predict drinking outcomes in women with alcohol use disorders? Alcohol Alcohol. 2012 Mar-Apr; 47(2):143-8. PMID: 22215000; PMCID: PMC3284684.
    26. McCrady BS, Epstein EE, Cook S, Jensen NK, Ladd BO. What do women want? Alcohol treatment choices, treatment entry and retention. Psychol Addict Behav. 2011 Sep; 25(3):521-9. PMID: 21644804; PMCID: PMC3178005.
    27. Cohn AM, Epstein EE, McCrady BS, Jensen N, Hunter-Reel D, Green KE, Drapkin ML. Pretreatment clinical and risk correlates of substance use disorder patients with primary depression. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2011 Jan; 72(1):151-7. PMID: 21138705; PMCID: PMC3001677.
    28. Hunter-Reel D, McCrady BS, Hildebrandt T, Epstein EE. Indirect effect of social support for drinking on drinking outcomes: the role of motivation. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2010 Nov; 71(6):930-7. PMID: 20946752; PMCID: PMC2965492.
    29. Cohn AM, McCrady BS, Epstein EE, Cook SM. Men's Avoidance Coping and Female Partner's Drinking Behavior: A High-Risk Context for Partner Violence? J Fam Violence. 2010 Oct; 25(7):679-687. PMID: 22347770.
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    30. Graff FS, Morgan TJ, Epstein EE, McCrady BS, Cook SM, Jensen NK, Kelly S. Engagement and retention in outpatient alcoholism treatment for women. Am J Addict. 2009 Jul-Aug; 18(4):277-88. PMID: 19444731; PMCID: PMC3137894.
    31. McCrady BS, Epstein EE, Cook S, Jensen N, Hildebrandt T. A randomized trial of individual and couple behavioral alcohol treatment for women. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2009 Apr; 77(2):243-56. PMID: 19309184; PMCID: PMC3150864.
    32. Al-Otaiba Z, Worden BL, McCrady BS, Epstein EE. Accounting for self-selected drinking goals in the assessment of treatment outcome. Psychol Addict Behav. 2008 Sep; 22(3):439-43. PMID: 18778138; PMCID: PMC3573699.
    33. Green KE, Pugh LA, McCrady BS, Epstein EE. Unique Aspects of Female-primary Alcoholic Relationships. Addict Disord Their Treat. 2008 Sep; 7(3):169-176. PMID: 29081721.
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    34. Menges DP, McCrady BS, Epstein EE, Beem C. Psychometric evaluation of the Drinking Patterns Questionnaire: a measure of high-risk drinking situations. Addict Behav. 2008 Aug; 33(8):1061-6. PMID: 18472351; PMCID: PMC3150847.
    35. Worden BL, McCrady BS, Epstein EE. Assessment reactivity to follow-up in a study of women's treatment for alcohol dependence. Addict Behav. 2008 Jun; 33(6):831-5. PMID: 18261860; PMCID: PMC3573689.
    36. Manuel JK, McCrady BS, Epstein EE, Cook S, Tonigan JS. The pretreatment social networks of women with alcohol dependence. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2007 Nov; 68(6):871-8. PMID: 17960305.
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    37. Epstein EE, Fischer-Elber K, Al-Otaiba Z. Women, aging, and alcohol use disorders. J Women Aging. 2007; 19(1-2):31-48. PMID: 17588878.
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    38. Epstein EE, Drapkin ML, Yusko DA, Cook SM, McCrady BS, Jensen NK. Is alcohol assessment therapeutic? Pretreatment change in drinking among alcohol-dependent women. J Stud Alcohol. 2005 May; 66(3):369-78. PMID: 16047526.
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    39. Drapkin ML, McCrady BS, Swingle JM, Epstein EE. Exploring bidirectional couple violence in a clinical sample of female alcoholics. J Stud Alcohol. 2005 Mar; 66(2):213-9. PMID: 15957672.
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    40. Epstein EE, Labouvie E, McCrady BS, Swingle J, Wern J. Development and validity of drinking pattern classification: binge, episodic, sporadic, and steady drinkers in treatment for alcohol problems. Addict Behav. 2004 Dec; 29(9):1745-61. PMID: 15530719.
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    41. McCrady BS, Epstein EE, Kahler CW. Alcoholics anonymous and relapse prevention as maintenance strategies after conjoint behavioral alcohol treatment for men: 18-month outcomes. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2004 Oct; 72(5):870-8. PMID: 15482044.
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    42. Kelly S, Epstein EE, McCrady BS. Pretreatment attrition from couple therapy for male drug abusers. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2004; 30(1):1-19. PMID: 15083551.
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    43. Kahler CW, McCrady BS, Epstein EE. Sources of distress among women in treatment with their alcoholic partners. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2003 Apr; 24(3):257-65. PMID: 12810147.
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    44. Owen PL, Slaymaker V, Tonigan JS, McCrady BS, Epstein EE, Kaskutas LA, Humphreys K, Miller WR. Participation in alcoholics anonymous: intended and unintended change mechanisms. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2003 Mar; 27(3):524-32. PMID: 12658120.
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    45. Epstein EE, Labouvie E, McCrady BS, Jensen NK, Hayaki J. A multi-site study of alcohol subtypes: classification and overlap of unidimensional and multi-dimensional typologies. Addiction. 2002 Aug; 97(8):1041-53. PMID: 12144607.
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    46. McCrady BS, Hayaki J, Epstein EE, Hirsch LS. Testing hypothesized predictors of change in conjoint behavioral alcoholism treatment for men. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2002 Apr; 26(4):463-70. PMID: 11981121.
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    47. Tam YY, Epstein E, Normanly J. Characterization of auxin conjugates in Arabidopsis. Low steady-state levels of indole-3-acetyl-aspartate, indole-3-acetyl-glutamate, and indole-3-acetyl-glucose. Plant Physiol. 2000 Jun; 123(2):589-96. PMID: 10859188.
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