PhD, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Brief Statement of Scholarly Interests
My program of research addresses the pathobiology of illness symptoms, including fever, anorexia, and fatigue.
Corwin, E.J., Guo, Y., Pajer, K., Lowe, N., McCarthy, D., Schmiege, S., et al. (2013). Immune dysregulation and glucocorticoid resistance in minority and low income pregnant women. Psychoneuroendocrinology, doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2013.02.015. [Epub ahead of print].
McCarthy, D.O. (2012). Biological measures for intervention research. In: Melnyk, B.M. & Morrison-Beedy, D. Designing, Conducting, Analyzing, and Funding Intervention Research. New York: Springer Publishing Company.
Groves, P.S., Rawl, S.M., Wurtzbach, M.E., Fahrenwald, N.F., Cohen, M.Z., McCarthy Beckett, D.O., et al. (2012). Secrets of successful short grant applications. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 34, 6-23.
Rowell, J.L., McCarthy, D.O., & Alvarez, C.E. (2011). Dog models of naturally occurring cancer. Trends in Molecular Medicine, 17, 380-388.
Xu, H., Crawford, D., Hutchinson, K.R., Youtz, D.J., Lucchesi, P.A., Velten, M., McCarthy, D.O., & Wold, L.E. (2011). Myocardial dysfunction in an animal model of cancer cachexia. Life Sciences, 88, 406-410.
McCarthy Beckett, D., Pycha K., & Berg, T. (2008). Effects of curcumin on tumor growth and muscle mass in a mouse model of cancer cachexia. Oncology Nursing Forum, 35, 455-459.
Graves, E., Ramsay, N., & McCarthy, D.O. (2006). Inhibitors of COX Activity Preserve Muscle Mass in Mice Bearing the Lewis Lung Carcinoma, But Not the B16 Melanoma. Research in Nursing & Health, 29, 87-97.
McCarthy, D.O. & Graves, E. (2006). Conjugated Linoleic Acid Preserves Muscle Mass in Mice Bearing the Lewis Lung Carcinoma, but not the B16 Melanoma. Research in Nursing & Health, 29, 98-104.
Hitt, A., Graves, E., & McCarthy, D. O. (2005). Indomethacin preserves muscle mass and reduces levels of E3 ligases and TNF receptor type 1 in the gastrocnemius muscle of tumor-bearing mice. Research in Nursing & Health, 28, 56-66.
Graves, E., Hitt, A., Pariza, M., Cook, M., McCarthy, D.O. (2005). Conjugated linoleic acid preserves muscle mass in mice bearing the colon-26 adenocarcinoma. Research in Nursing & Health, 28,48-55.
DHHS, PHS, NIH, NINR, 1R01: February, 2012-December, 2016; $2,219,595.
Muscle Function and Depression-like Behavior in a Mouse Model of Cancer-related Fatigue. PI: D. McCarthy 2/2012-8/2013, co-I 8/2013-12/2016.
DHHS, PHS, NIH, NINR, F31: August, 2011- July, 2013. Antioxidant treatment of muscle wasting and fatigue in tumor-bearing mice. PI: Y. Clark, sponsor: McCarthy
Oncology Nursing Society Foundation: March, 2010- February, 2012; $50,000. Depression and Fatigue in a Mouse Model of Lung Carcinoma. PI: D. McCarthy
DHHS, PHS, NIH, NINR, F31: January, 2009-November, 2011. Osteosarcoma genetics using an animal model. PI: J. Rowell, sponsor: D. McCarthy
DHHS, PHS, NIH, NINR, R15: December 2008-November, 2011; $225,000. Development of a biologically-based nursing intervention for cancer cachexia. PI: D. McCarthy
DHHS, PHS, NIH, NINR, R01: September, 2008-August, 2013; $2,376,468. Psychoneuroimmune contributions to postpartum depression. PI: B. Corwin, co-investigator, D. McCarthy