Meghan McDevitt-Murphy, Ph.D.

Professor, Clinical (Psychotherapy)

Psychology Building, Room 372
Office Hours
Meghan McDevitt-Murphy, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Auburn University
M.A., Auburn University
B.A., Rutgers University

Research Interests
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Substance Abuse
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Recent Publications

McDevitt-Murphy, M. E., Williams*, J. L., Murphy, J. G., Monahan*, C. M., & Bracken-Minor*, K. L. (2015). Brief intervention to reduce hazardous drinking and enhance coping among OEF/OIF/OND veterans. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 46, 83-89. doi:10.1037/a0036771

Tripp*, J. C., & McDevitt-Murphy, M. E. (2015). Emotion dysregulation facets as mediators of the relationship between PTSD and alcohol misuse. Addictive Behaviors, 47, 55-60. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2015.03.013

Tripp*, J. C., McDevitt-Murphy, M. E., Avery*, M. L., & Bracken*, K. L. (2015). PTSD symptoms, emotion dysregulation, and alcohol-related consequences among college students with a trauma history. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 11, 107-117. doi:10.1080/15504263.2015.1025013

Murphy, J. G., Dennhardt, A. D., Yurasek, A. M., Skidmore, J. R., Martens, M. P., MacKillop, J. & McDevitt-Murphy, M. E. (2015). Behavioral economic predictors of brief alcohol intervention outcomes. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83, 1033-1043. doi:10.1037/ccp0000032

Tripp*, J., Meshesha*, L. Z., Pickover*, A. M., Teeters*, J., McDevitt-Murphy, M. E., & Murphy, J. G. (2015). PTSD status predicts alcohol related consequences, alcohol demand, and drug use in college students. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 23, 324-331. doi:10.1037/pha0000040

Tripp*, J. C., & McDevitt-Murphy, M. E. (2016). Firing a weapon and killing are associated with suicidal ideation in OEF/OIF veterans. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 8, 626-633. doi:10.1037/tra0000085

Henschel*, A., & McDevitt-Murphy, M. E. (2016) How do aftermath of battle experiences affect returning OEF/OIF veterans? Military Behavioral Health, 4: 345-350. doi:10.1080/21635781.2016.1181583

Dennhardt, A. A., Murphy, J. G., McDevitt-Murphy, M. E., & Williams, J. L (2016). Drinking motives mediate the relationship between alcohol reward value and alcohol problems in military veterans. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 30: 819-826. DOI: 10.1037/adb0000197

Tripp*, J. C., & McDevitt-Murphy, M. E. (2017). Trauma-related guilt mediates the relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder and suicidal ideation in OEF/OIF/OND veterans. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 47: 78-85. doi:10.1111/sltb.12266

Alexander, A., Ali, J., McDevitt-Murphy, M. E., Forde, D. R., Stockton, M., Read, M. C., Ward, K. D. (2017). Racial differences in posttraumatic stress disorder vulnerability following hurricane Katrina among a sample of adult ever smokers from New Orleans. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 4: 94-103. doi:10.1007/s40615-015-0206-8

Borsari, B., Yurasek, A., Mastroleo, N., Murphy, J. G., McDevitt-Murphy, M. E., Martens, M. P., & Carey, K. B. (2017). Student veterans on the college campus: A comprehensive review. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 87: 166-175. doi: 10.1037/ort0000199

Luciano*, M. T., & McDevitt-Murphy, M. E. (2017). Posttraumatic stress and physical health functioning: Moderating effects of deployment and postdeployment social support in OEF/OIF/OND veterans. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 205: 93-98. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000571

McDevitt-Murphy, M. E., Luciano*, M. T., Tripp*, J. C., & Eddinger*, J. E. (2017). Drinking motives and PTSD-related alcohol expectancies among combat veterans. Addictive Behaviors, 64: 217-222. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.08.029

Williams*, J. W., McDevitt-Murphy, M. E., Murphy, J. G., & Crouse, E. M. (in press). Postconcussive symptoms, PTSD, and medical disease burden in treatment seeking OEF/OIF/OND veterans. Military Medicine. http://dx.doi.org/10.7205/MILMED-D-16-00221

Bellet*, B. W., McDevitt-Murphy, M. E., Thomas*, D. & Luciano*, M. T. (in press). The utility of the personality assessment inventory in the assessment of posttraumatic stress disorder in OEF/OIF/OND veterans. Assessment. DOI: 10.1177/1073191116681627

* denotes student author