McDade-Montez, Elizabeth

Elizabeth McDade-Montez joined ETR in 2014. Prior to coming to ETR, she was a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Merced. She received her PhD in Clinical Health Psychology from the University of Iowa, completed her pre-doctoral internship at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, and received her BA in Psychology and Feminist Studies from Stanford University. Dr. McDade-Montez’s research interests include adolescent sexual and reproductive health, the influence of media and media literacy on adolescent health and well-being, psychological health among medical patients, and assessment and scale construction.

Current Projects

Inaccuracies in self-report measures of adolescent risk-taking behaviors
Evaluation of It’s Your Game, Keep It Real, South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Georgia State University and SFUSD Group Mentoring Evaluation
SFUSD School Health Programs Department Evaluation Project
Replicating Effective Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs-It’s Your Game Evaluation, University of Texas
Relationships, Sexual Norms, and HIV Prevention Among African-American Youth


McDade-Montez, E.A., Wallander, J., Cameron, L. (In Preparation). Sexualization in Latina and White girls’ preferred children’s television shows: A content analysis.

McDade-Montez, E.A., Wallander, J., Cuccaro, P., Tortolero, S., Grunbaum, J.A., Schuster, M., et al. (2014). TV viewing, involvement, parental mediation, and mental well-being among African American, Latino, and Caucasian children. Journal of Early Adolescence, April 30.

Watson, D., Beer, A., & McDade-Montez, E. (2014). The role of active assortment in spousal similarity. Journal of Personality, 82, 116-129. DOI: 10.1111/jopy.12039

Carlson, E.B., McDade-Montez, E., Dalenberg, C.J., Armstrong, J., & Lowewenstein, R.J. (2014). Development and initial validation of the Structured Interview for Self-Destructive Behavior. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 14, 312-327. doi: 10.1080/15299732.2012.762822

Beer, A., Watson, D., & McDade-Montez, E. (2013). Self-other agreement and assumed similarity in neuroticism, extraversion, and trait affect: Content, form, and beyond. Assessment, 20, 723-737.

Etter, D., Gauthier, J. R., McDade-Montez, E., Cloitre, M., & Carlson, E. B. (2013). Positive affect, childhood adversity, and psychopathology in psychiatric inpatients. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 4,

McDade-Montez, E.A., Watson, D., & Beer, A. (2013). Agreement, accuracy and assumed similarity in proxy end-of-life decision making. Families, Systems, and Health, 31, 366-381.

Carlson, E.B., Dalenberg, C., & McDade-Montez, E. (2012). Dissociation in posttraumatic stress disorder part I: Definitions and review of research. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy, 4(5), 479-489.

McDade-Montez, E.A., & Watson, D. (2011). Examining the potential influence of diabetes on depression and anxiety symptoms via multiple sample confirmatory factor analyses. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 42, 341-351.

Richards, T., Garvert, D.W., McDade-Montez, E.A., Carlson, E., & Curtin, C. (2011). Chronic psychological and functional sequelae after emergent hand surgery. The Journal of Hand Surgery, 36A, 1663-1668.

Dindo, L., McDade-Montez, E.A., Sharma, L., Watson, D., & Clark, L.A. (2009). Development and initial validation of the Disinhibition Inventory (DIS-I): A multifaceted measure of disinhibition. Assessment, 16, 274-291.

McDade-Montez, E.A., Watson, D., O’Hara, M.W., & Denburg, N.L. (2008). The effect of symptom visibility on informant reporting. Psychology and Aging, 4, 940-946.

Watson, D., O’Hara, M.W., Chmielewski, M.S., McDade-Montez, E.A., Koffel, E.A., Naragon, K.E., Stuart, S. (2008). Further validation of the IDAS: Evidence of convergent, discriminant, criterion, and incremental validity. Psychological Assessment, 20, 248-259.

Humrichouse, J., Chmielewski, M., McDade-Montez, E. A., Watson, D. B. (2007). Affect assessment through self-report methods. In Emotion and Psychopathology: Bridging Affective and Clinical Science (Eds.) Rottenberg & Johnson. APA Press. Washington D.C.

Watson, D., O’Hara, M. W., Simms, L. J., Kotov, R., Chmielewski, M., McDade-Montez, E. A., et al. (2007). Development and validation of the Inventory of Depression and Anxiety Symptoms. Psychological Assessment, 19, 253-268.

McDade-Montez, E. A., Christensen, A. J., Cvengros, J. A., & Lawton, W. J. (2006). The role of depressive symptoms in dialysis withdrawal. Health Psychology, 25, 198-204.

McDade-Montez, E. A., Cvengros, J. A., & Christensen, A. J. (2005). Personality and Individual Differences. In The ABC of Behaviour Change (Eds.) Kerr, Weitkunat, & Moretti. Elsevier Churchill Livingstone. New York.

McDade-Montez, E. A. (2004) The biomedical model. In Encyclopedia of Health Psychology (Eds.) Christensen, Martin, & Smyth. Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Publishers. New York.