Dr. Carmody's work focuses on the treatment of nicotine dependence in adult chronic smokers. Dr. Carmody has several professional interests in the field of behavioral medicine, including treatment of nicotine dependence, chronic pain, behavioral factors in coronary heart disease, and obesity/weight management. His primary interest is in the treatment of nicotine dependence in adult chronic smokers.
The primary aim of this study is to determine the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of an intensive smoking cessation intervention that utilizes extended cognitive-behavioral therapy (ECBT) and combination nicotine replacement (CNRT), consisting of nicotine patches and adjuvant nicotine replacement (choice of lozenge, gum, nasal spray, or inhaler).
The purpose of this study was to determine whether hypnosis would be more effective in helping smokers quit than standard behavioral counseling when both interventions are combined with nicotine patches (NP). Among participants with a history of depression, hypnosis yielded significantly higher validated point-prevalence quit rates at 6 and 12 months than standard treatment.
University of Montana, PhD Oregon Health Sciences University, Internship, Clinical Psychology Oregon Health Sciences University, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Clinical Psychology