Meghan E. McGrady, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-8387


Treatment adherence; adolescents and young adults; oncology

BA: Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL, 2006.

MA: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2009.

PhD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.

Internship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.

Fellowship: NIH T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship (T32HD068223), Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2014.

Pai LH, McGrady ME. Psychological interventions to promote treatment adherence in children and adolescents with chronic illness: An examination of recent literature. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2014 June 20.

McGrady ME. Commentary: Demonstrating cost-effectiveness in pediatric psychology. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2014;39(6):602-611.

McGrady, M. E., Peugh, J. L., & Hood, K. K. (2014). Illness representations predict adherence in adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes. Psychology and Health. 29(9), 985-998. doi:10.1080/08870446.2014.899361

McGrady ME, Williams SN, Davies SM, Pai LH. Adherence to outpatient oral medication regimens in adolescent HSCT recipients. European Journal of Oncology Nursing. 2013;18(2):140-144.

McGrady ME, Hommel KA. Medication adherence and health care utilization in pediatric chronic illness: A systematic review. Pediatrics. 2013;132(4):730-740. 

McGrady ME, Hood KK. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for adolescents with type 1 diabetes and subclinical depressive symptoms: A pilot study. Diabetes Management. 2013;3(3):207-215. 

McGrady ME, Cotton S, Rosenthal SL, Roberts Y, Britto M, Yi MS. Anxiety and asthma symptoms in urban adolescents with asthma: The mediating role of illness perceptions. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. 2010;17(4):349-56.

McGrady ME, Hood KK. Depressive symptoms in adolescents with type 1 diabetes: Associations with longitudinal outcomes. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 2010;88(3):e35-e37. 

McGrady ME, Laffel L, Drotar D, Repaske D, Hood KK. Depression and glycemic control in adolescents with type 1 diabetes: Mediational role of adherence. Diabetes Care. 2009;32(5):804-806.