Molly Whitlow, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Department of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
Division of Occupational Therapy Education

Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
College of Allied Health Professions
984000 Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE 68198-4000

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2021 – Present
Assistant Professor, Creighton University, 2017 – 2021

PhD, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, UNMC, 2017
MPH, Community Health Education, UNMC, 2013

Primary Teaching Responsibilities:
Evidence-Based Practice I, II, and III

Scholarly Activity:
Access to health services
Social and structural determinants of health
Research methods and methodology

Publications: (last 5 years)

Shin J, McCarthy M, Schmidt C, Zellner J, Ellerman K, Britton M. (2022). Prevalence and Predictors of Burnout among Occupational Therapy Practitioners. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 76(4), 7604205080.

McCarthy MA. Using Critically Appraised Papers (CAPs) in an OT curriculum: Ideas for teaching and practice. (In press). OT Practice. [Invited paper].

McCarthy MA. (In press). Contraceptive counseling following in-clinic pregnancy test among women not desiring pregnancy: Disparities by service delivery setting and sociodemographic characteristics. Contraception.

McCarthy MA, Upadhyay M, Ralph R, Biggs MA, Greene Foster D. (2020). The effect of abortion on having and achieving aspirational five-year plans. BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health, 46:177-183. DOI: 10.1136/bmjsrh-2019-200456.

Bennett L, Jewell V, Scheirton L, McCarthy MA, Muir B. (2019). Productivity standards and the impact on quality of care: A national survey of inpatient rehabilitation professionals. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 7(4):1-11.

Michaud TL, Zhou J, McCarthy MA, Siahpush M, Su D. (2018). Costs of home-based telemedicine programs in the US: A systematic review. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 34(4): 410-418.

Nasir A, Nasir L, Tarrell A, Finken D, Lacroix A, Pinninti S, Pitner S, McCarthy MA. (2018). Complexity in pediatric primary care. Primary Health Care Research & Development, May: 1-7. doi: 10.1017/ S146342361800035X

McCarthy MA, Upadhyay U, Biggs MA, Anthony R, Roberts SCM. (2018). Predictors of timing of pregnancy discovery. Contraception, 97(4):303-308. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2017.12.001

Wan N, Siahpush M, Shaikh RA, McCarthy MA, Ramos AK, Correa AM. (2017). Point-of-sale E-cigarette advertising among tobacco stores. Journal of Community Health, 42(6): 1179-1186. DOI: 10.1007/s10900-017-0368-x.

Member, American Occupational Therapy Association (2017 – present)

Member, American Public Health Association

Member, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association (2018 – present)

Reviewer for Psychology & Sexuality