Dr. Molly Magill is currently an Associate Research Professor and Director of Biostatistics at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Social Work Research from Boston College. Dr. Magill's broad area of study is mechanisms of behavior change in psychosocial treatment for addictive disorders.
|Gaume, Jacques, Magill, Molly, Mastroleo, Nadine R., Longabaugh, Richard, Bertholet, Nicolas, Gmel, Gerhard, Daeppen, Jean-Bernard Change Talk During Brief Motivational Intervention With Young Adult Males: Strength Matters. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 2016; 65 : 58-65.|
|Magill, Molly, R. Apodaca, Timothy, Karno, Mitchell, Gaume, Jacques, Durst, Ayla, Walthers, Justin, L. Stout, Robert, DiClemente, Carlo Reliability and Validity of an Observational Measure of Client Decision-Making: The Client Language Assessment – Proximal/Distal (CLA-PD). Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 2016; 63 : 10-17.|
|Metrik, Jane, Caswell, Amy J., Magill, Molly, Monti, Peter M., Kahler, Christopher W. Sexual Risk Behavior and Heavy Drinking Among Weekly Marijuana Users. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 2016; 77 (1) : 104-112.|
|Bourke, Emilie, Magill, Molly, Apodaca, Timothy R. The In-Session and Long-Term Role of a Significant Other in Motivational Enhancement Therapy for Alcohol Use Disorders. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 2016; 64 : 35-43.|
|Magill, Molly, Walthers, Justin, Mastroleo, Nadine R., Gaume, Jacques, Longabaugh, Richard, Apodaca, Timothy R. Therapist and client discussions of drinking and coping: a sequential analysis of therapy dialogues in three evidence-based alcohol use disorder treatments. Addiction. 2016; 111 (6) : 1011-1020.|
|Gaume, Jacques, Longabaugh, Richard, Magill, Molly, Bertholet, Nicolas, Gmel, Gerhard, Daeppen, Jean-Bernard Under what conditions? Therapist and client characteristics moderate the role of change talk in brief motivational intervention.. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 2016; 84 (3) : 211-220.|
|Apodaca TR, Jackson KM, Borsari B, Magill M, Longabaugh R, Mastroleo NR, Barnett NP Which Individual Therapist Behaviors Elicit Client Change Talk and Sustain Talk in Motivational Interviewing?. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 2016; 61 : 60-5.|
|Magill, Molly, Kiluk, Brian D., McCrady, Barbara S., Tonigan, J. Scott, Longabaugh, Richard Active Ingredients of Treatment and Client Mechanisms of Change in Behavioral Treatments for Alcohol Use Disorders: Progress 10 Years Later. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 2015; 39 (10) : 1852-1862.|
|Magill, Molly Branding addiction therapies and reified specific factors. Addiction. 2015; 110 (3) : 415-416.|
|Yurasek, Ali M., Borsari, Brian, Magill, Molly, Mastroleo, Nadine R., Hustad, John T. P., Tevyaw, Tracy O’Leary, Barnett, Nancy P., Kahler, Christopher W., Monti, Peter M. Descriptive Norms and Expectancies as Mediators of a Brief Motivational Intervention for Mandated College Students Receiving Stepped Care for Alcohol Use.. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. 2015; 29 (4) : 1003-1011.|
|Borsari B, Apodaca TR, Jackson KM, Mastroleo NR, Magill M, Barnett NP, Carey KB In-session processes of brief motivational interventions in two trials with mandated college students.. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 2015; 83 (1) : 56-67.|
|Dupree, Cydney H., Magill, Molly, Apodaca, Timothy R. The pros and cons of drinking: A qualitative analysis of young adult drinking discussions within motivational interviewing. Addiction Research & Theory. 2015; 24 (1) : 40-47.|
|Mastroleo NR, Magill M, Barnett NP, Borsari B A pilot study of two supervision approaches for peer-led alcohol interventions with mandated college students.. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 2014; 75 (3) : 458-66.|
|Miranda R Jr, Monti PM, Ray L, Treloar HR, Reynolds EK, Ramirez J, Chun T, Gwaltney CJ, Justus A, Tidey J, Blanchard A, Magill M Characterizing subjective responses to alcohol among adolescent problem drinkers.. Journal of Abnormal Psychology/Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 2014; 123 (1) : 117-129.|
|Apodaca TR, Borsari B, Jackson KM, Magill M, Longabaugh R, Mastroleo NR, Barnett NP Sustain talk predicts poorer outcomes among mandated college student drinkers receiving a brief motivational intervention.. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. 2014; 28 (3) : 631-8.|
|Apodaca TR, Magill M, Longabaugh R, Jackson KM, Monti PM Effect of a significant other on client change talk in motivational interviewing.. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 2013; 81 (1) : 35-46.|
|Magill M, Longabaugh R Efficacy combined with specified ingredients: a new direction for empirically supported addiction treatment.. Addiction. 2013; 108 (5) : 874-81.|
|Magill M, Stout RL, Apodaca TR Therapist focus on ambivalence and commitment: a longitudinal analysis of Motivational Interviewing treatment ingredients.. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. 2013; 27 (3) : 754-62.|
|Stout RL, Kelly JF, Magill M, Pagano ME Association between social influences and drinking outcomes across three years.. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 2012; 73 (3) : 489-97.|
|Longabaugh R, Magill M Commentary on Michie et al. (2012): the lid is off the black box.. Addiction. 2012; 107 (8) : 1441-2.|
|Magill M, Kahler CW, Monti P, Barnett NP Do research assessments make college students more reactive to alcohol events?. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. 2012; 26 (2) : 338-44.|
|Magill M Moderators and Mediators in Social Work Research: Toward a More Ecologically Valid Evidence Base for Practice.. Journal of social work (London, England). 2011; 11 (4) : 387-401.|
|Longabaugh R, Magill M Recent advances in behavioral addiction treatments: focusing on mechanisms of change.. Current Psychiatry Reports. 2011; 13 (5) : 382-9.|
|Kelly JF, Stout RL, Magill M, Tonigan JS, Pagano ME Spirituality in recovery: a lagged mediational analysis of alcoholics anonymous' principal theoretical mechanism of behavior change.. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 2011; 35 (3) : 454-63.|
|Kelly JF, Stout RL, Magill M, Tonigan JS The role of Alcoholics Anonymous in mobilizing adaptive social network changes: a prospective lagged mediational analysis.. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2011; 114 (2-3) : 119-26.|
|Gwaltney CJ, Magill M, Barnett NP, Apodaca TR, Colby SM, Monti PM Using daily drinking data to characterize the effects of a brief alcohol intervention in an emergency room.. Addictive behaviors. 2011; 36 (3) : 248-50.|
|Kelly JF, Stout RL, Magill M, Tonigan JS, Pagano ME Mechanisms of behavior change in alcoholics anonymous: does Alcoholics Anonymous lead to better alcohol use outcomes by reducing depression symptoms?. Addiction. 2010; 105 (4) : 626-36.|
|Barnett NP, Apodaca TR, Magill M, Colby SM, Gwaltney C, Rohsenow DJ, Monti PM Moderators and mediators of two brief interventions for alcohol in the emergency department.. Addiction. 2010; 105 (3) : 452-65.|
|Magill M, Mastroleo NR, Apodaca TR, Barnett NP, Colby SM, Monti PM Motivational interviewing with significant other participation: assessing therapeutic alliance and patient satisfaction and engagement.. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 2010; 39 (4) : 391-8.|
|Kelly JF, Stout RL, Tonigan JS, Magill M, Pagano ME Negative affect, relapse, and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): does AA work by reducing anger?. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 2010; 71 (3) : 434-44.|
|Kelly JF, Magill M, Slaymaker V, Kahler C Psychometric validation of the Leeds Dependence Questionnaire (LDQ) in a young adult clinical sample.. Addictive behaviors. 2010; 35 (4) : 331-6.|
|Magill M, Apodaca TR, Barnett NP, Monti PM The route to change: within-session predictors of change plan completion in a motivational interview.. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 2010; 38 (3) : 299-305.|
|Magill M, Ray LA Cognitive-behavioral treatment with adult alcohol and illicit drug users: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 2009; 70 (4) : 516-27.|
|Magill M, Barnett NP, Apodaca TR, Rohsenow DJ, Monti PM The role of marijuana use in brief motivational intervention with young adult drinkers treated in an emergency department.. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 2009; 70 (3) : 409-13.|
Dr. Magill has focused her career on substance use treatment at the level of science and practice. These experiences to date have led to a belief that research on change mechanisms can enhance knowledge gained from clinical trials research, and in the case of treatment outcome equivalence or difference. Such information can lead to greater treatment efficiency by identifying common treatment factors, treatment-specific ingredients, and thus, dissemination priorities.
R21, AA023662-01, NIAAA, (PI: Magill). TITLE: Technical, Relational, & Conditional Process Models of MI Efficacy: Meta-Analysis. The proposed project will test the Technical Hypothesis, Relational Hypothesis, and a series of conditional process models that purport to explain the therapeutic benefit of Motivational Interviewing for alcohol and other drug use disorders.
R01, AA023194-01, NIAAA, (PI: Magill). TITLE: Intervention Ingredients and Mechanisms of an Efficacious Motivational Interview. The current study will test a series of theory-driven hypotheses regarding the within-session predictors of outcome in an efficacious MI
K23, AA018126-01, NIAAA (PI: Magill) TITLE: Within and Post-Session Change Mechanisms in Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorders. The aim of this Career Development Award is to prepare the candidate for a scientific career in the study of mechanisms of behavior change in psychosocial treatment for alcohol use disorders.
U24, AA022003-01. ROLE: CO-Investigator (PI: Kahler) TITLE: Mechanisms of Behavior Change Resource Core for Alcohol-HIV Interventions.This projects supports a resource core that will code clinical dialogues in five alcohol-HIV intervention trials to assess mechanisms of behavior change in both alcohol use and HIV-related behaviors.
R01, HD065942-01A1, NIDA. (PI:Stein). TITLE: Contraceptive Awareness and Reproductive Health. The aim of this project is to reduce unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted disease among young women involved in the criminal justice system. ROLE: SITE PI Biostatistical Sub-Contract.
Magill, M. (2015). Branding addiction therapies and reified specific factors; A Commentary on Miller and Moyers. Addiction, 110(3), 416-417.
Longabaugh, R., Magill, M., Morgenstern, J. & Huebner, R. (2013). Mechanisms of behavior change in treatment for alcohol and other drug use disorders. In B.S. McCrady & E.E. Epstein, Addictions: A Comprehensive Guidebook (2nd Ed.; Ch. 27). USA: Oxford University Press.
Magill, M. & Longabaugh, R. (2013). The stakes are high: A response to McKay. Addiction, 108(5), 883-4. PMID: 23587078
Longabaugh, R. & Magill, M. (2012). The Lid is off the Black Box: A Commentary on Michie et al. Addiction. 107(8), 1441-2. PMID:22779417
McCullough, L. & Magill, M. (2008). Affect-focused short-term dynamic psychotherapy: Empirically-supported strategies for resolving affect phobias. In R. Levy & J.S. Ablon, (Eds.), Handbook of Evidence-Based Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Bridging the Gap Between Science and Practice (1st Ed.; Ch. 11). New Jersey: Humana Press.
Magill, M. (2006). The future of evidence in evidence based practice: Who will answer the call for clinical relevance? Journal of Social Work, 6(2), 101-115. doi:10.1177/1468017306066737
|2000||BA||University of Massachusetts|
|Postdoctoral Fellow - Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies||2007-2010|
Research Achievement Award, Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, 2007
Loan Repayment Program, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Research, 2008 to 2015
NIH Summer Institute on Randomized Clinical Trials on Behavioral Interventions, Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research, competitive application for participation July, 2013
Master of the Arts ad eundem, Brown University, May, 2017
|Barnett, Nancy||Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences|
|Colby, Suzanne||Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences|
|Kahler, Christopher||Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Chair of Behavioral and Social Sciences|
|Longabaugh, Richard||Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Human Behavior|
|Mastroleo, Nadine||Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)|
|Stout, Robert||Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior|
Research Society on Alcoholism, 2007 to Present
Society for Psychotherapy Research, 2008 to Present
Planning Committee, Pre-Conference Satellite on Mechanisms of Behavior Change, Research Society on Alcoholism, 2011 to Present
|Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker||State of Massachusetts||2007-|
Mechanisms of Behavior Change: Conceptual Foundations
Mechanisms of Behavior Change: Quantitative Methods
Advanced Regression Analysis in the Behavioral Sciences
Mulit-level Modeling in the Behavioral Sciences