Faculty Profile: Ashlee McGrath, Ph.D.

Ashlee McGrath, Ph.D.
Instructor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)
Bio Med Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Work: 401-273-7100-x6162


Dr. Ashlee Carter McGrath is a licensed clinical psychologist whose primary research interests are in the biopsychosocial underpinnings and treatment of co-occurring substance use disorders (SUD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. McGrath received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of South Florida in 2010. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, she accepted a position as OEF/OIF/OND Coordinator at the Providence VA. Her work involves providing direct patient care to Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, supervision to predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees, as well as continuing to develop her program of research.

Selected Publications

  • Morris, B. H., McGrath, A. C., Goldman, M. S., & Rottenberg, J. (2013). Parental depression confers greater prospective depression risk to females than males in emerging adulthood. Child Psychiatry And Human Development, doi:10.1007/s10578-013-0379-5 (2013)
  • Capone, C., McGrath, A. C., Reddy, M. K. and Shea, M. T. (2013), Trauma-related correlates of alcohol use in recently deployed OEF/OIF veterans. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 26. 354–360. doi: 10.1002/jts.21817 (2013)
  • Carter, A. C., Capone, C., & Eaton Short, E. (2011). Co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder and alcohol use disorders in veteran populations. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 7, 285-299. doi:10.1080/15504263.2011.620453 (2011)
  • Carter, A.C., Brandon, K.O. & Goldman, M.S. (2010). The college and noncollege experience: A review of the factors that influence drinking behavior in young adulthood. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 71, 742-750. PMCID: PMC2930506 (2010)
  • Drobes, D.J., Carter, A.C. & Goldman, M.S. (2009). Alcohol expectancies and cue reactivity to affective and alcohol-related cues. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 17, 1-9. doi: 10.1037/a0014482. PMID:19186929. (2009)
  • Capone, C., Eaton Short, E., McGrath, A.C., McGovern, M. (under review). Integrated cognitive behavioral therapy (ICBT) for co-occurring posttraumatic stress and substance use disorders in U.S. veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan: A phase I feasibility study. ()