University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Danielle McCarthy, PhD


GIM - CTRI Faculty

MADISON, WI 53711-2059


  • University of Wisconsin-Madison - Master’s of Science (Clinical Psychology)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison - PhD (Clinical Psychology)

Professional Activities

Dr. Danielle McCarthy is a faculty member in the Division of General Internal Medicine within the Department of Medicine. As a licensed psychologist, she provides psychotherapy to adult patients at the UW Health West Clinic Women's Health Center. Dr. McCarthy serves as associate director of research at the UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention. She is also a member of the UW Carbone Cancer Center. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Office on Smoking and Health has recognized Dr. McCarthy as an expert consultant. She is a member of the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, and the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology. Dr. McCarthy serves on the editorial board of Behaviour Research and Therapy, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, and the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. She has taught medical students about tobacco dependence and treatment and serves as research mentor for students and trainees.

Clinical Specialties

Dr. McCarthy’s clinical interests include depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders and tobacco use.

Research Interests

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Dr. McCarthy leads a program of research focused on the development and refinement of treatments to help people stop smoking cigarettes. As part of this research program, she studies the psychological changes that people experience leading up to and during an attempt to quit smoking and ways in which treatments do (or do not) affect these experiences. Her research has received funding from agencies including the National Institutes of Health (the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute on Drug Abuse).