Tracy O'Leary Tevyaw Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Dr. Tevyaw is a Clinical Associate Professor, DPHB, and Chief Psychologist (Acting) at the Providence VA Medical Center. She is the primary clinical supervisor of the VA Primary Care rotation, Brown University Clinical Psychology Internship, Behavioral Medicine Track. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from the State University of New York (Albany), completed clinical internship at the Brown University Clinical Psychology Internship Consortium, and completed postdoctoral fellowship in alcohol treatment/early intervention research at the Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies. She served as PI of a NIAAA grant examining peer involvement in MI for reducing hazardous drinking among college students and as a Co-PI for a NIDA grant comparing the separate and combined effects of contingency management and motivational interviewing (MI) for adolescent smokers. Dr. Tevyaw's primary clinical research areas include cognitive behavioral therapy, substance use disorders, anxiety disorders, and MI/brief interventions.

Brown Affiliations

Research Areas

scholarly work

Borsari, B., Magill, M., Mastroleo, N. M., Hustad, J.T.P., Kahler, C.W., Tevyaw, T.O'L., Barnett, N.P., Eaton, E. M., Monti, P. M. (in press). Mandated college students’ response to sequentially administered alcohol interventions in a randomized clinical trial using stepped care. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 84, 103-112. PMCID: PMC4738020

Yurasek, A.M., Borsari, B., Magill, M., Mastroleo, N.R., Hustad, J.T.P., Tevyaw, T.O’L., Barnett, N.P., Kahler, C.W., & Monti, P.M. (2015). 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, 29,1003-11. PMCID: PMC4688248.

Barnett, N. P., Clerkin, E., Wood, M., Monti, P. M., Tevyaw, T. O'L., Corriveau, D., Fingeret, A., & Kahler, C. W. (2014). Description and predictors of positive and negative alcohol-related consequences in the first year of college. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drug, 75, 103-114.

Borsari, B., Eaton-Short, E.M., Mastroleo, N. R., Hustad, J.T.P., Tevyaw, T.O’L., Barnett, N.P., Kahler, C.W., Monti, P. M. (2014). Phone-delivered brief motivational interventions for mandated students delivered during the summer-months. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 46, 592-596.

Colby, S. M., Nargiso, J., Tevyaw, T.O'L., Barnett, N. P., Metrik, J., Woolard, R. H., Lewander, W., Rohsenow, D. J., & Monti, P. M. (2012). Enhanced motivational interviewing versus brief advice for adolescent smoking cessation: A randomized clinical trial. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 817-823.

Borsari B., Hustad, J. T. P., Mastroleo, N. R., Tevyaw, T.O'L., Barnett, N. P., Kahler, C. W., Short, E. E., & Monti, P. M. (2012). Addressing Alcohol Use and Problems in Mandated College Students: A Randomized Clinical Trial Using Stepped Care. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80, 1062-1074.

Hustad, J. T., Eaton Short, E., Borsari, B., Barnett, N. P., Tevyaw, T., & Kahler, C. W. (2011). College alcohol citations result in modest reductions in student drinking. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 40, 281-286. 21.

Tevyaw, T.O'L., Colby, S. M., Tidey, J. W., Kahler, C. W., Rohsenow, D. J., Barnett, N. P., Gwaltney, C. J., & Monti, P. M. (2009). Contingency management and motivational enhancement: A randomized clinical trial for college student smokers. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 11, 739-749.

Tevyaw, T.O'L., Gwaltney, C., Tidey, J.W., Colby, S.M., Rohsenow, D.J., Miranda, R., Kahler, C.W., Barnett, N.P., & Monti, P.M. (2007). Contingency management for adolescent smoking: An exploratory study. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 16, 23-44.

Borsari, B., Tevyaw, T.O'L., Barnett, N.P., Kahler, C.W., & Monti, P.M. (2007). Stepped care for mandated college students: A pilot study. American Journal on Addictions, 16, 131-137.

Tevyaw, T.O’L, Borsari, B., Colby, S.M., & Monti, P.M. (2007). Peer enhancement of a brief motivational intervention with mandated college students. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 2l, 114-119.

Colby, S.M., Monti, P.M., Tevyaw, T.O'L., Barnett, N.P., Spirito, A., Rohsenow, D.J., Woolard, R., Riggs, S., & Lewander, R. (2005). Brief motivational intervention for adolescent smokers in hospital settings. Addictive Behaviors, 30, 865-874.

Barnett, N. P., Tevyaw, T.O'L., Fromme, K., Borsari, B., Carey, K. B., Corbin, W., Colby, S. M., Monti, P. M. (2004). Brief alcohol interventions with mandated or adjudicated college students. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 28, 966-975.

Tevyaw, T. O'L., & Monti, P.M. (2004). Motivational enhancement and other brief interventions for adolescent substance abuse: Foundations, applications, and evaluations. Addiction, 99, 63-75.

O'Leary, T.A., Brown, S.A., Colby, S.M., Cronce, J.M., D'Amico, E.J., Fader, J.S., Geisner, I.M., Larimer, M.E., Maggs, J.L., McCrady, B., Palmer, R.S., Schulenberg, J., & Monti, P.M. (2002). Treating adolescents together or individually? Issues in adolescent substance abuse interventions. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 26, 890-899.

Brown, T.A., O'Leary, T.A., & Barlow, D.H. (2001). Generalized anxiety disorder. In D.H. Barlow (Ed.), Clinical handbook of psychological disorders: A step-by-step treatment manual (3rd ed.). New York: Guilford Press.

Monti, P.M., Colby, S.M., & O'Leary, T.A. (2001). Adolescents, alcohol, and substance abuse: Reaching teens through brief interventions. New York: Guilford.

Cote, G., O'Leary, T.A., Barlow, D.H., Strain, J.J., Salkovskis, P.M., Warwick, H.M.C., Clark, D.M., Rapee, R., & Rasmussen, S.A. (1996). Hypochondriasis. In T.A. Widiger, A.J. Frances, H.A. Pincus, R. Ross, M.B. First, & W.W. Davis (Eds.), DSM-IV Sourcebook (Vol. 2, pp. 933-947). Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Association.

Craske, M.G., Barlow, D.H., & O'Leary, T.A. (1992). Mastery of your anxiety and worry. San Antonio, TX: Psychological Corporation.

research overview

My areas of research interest include (1) developing interventions and enhancing existing treatments for reducing drinking and smoking among adolescents, young adults, and college students, (2) enhancing integrated primary care through shared medical appointments.

research statement

As a clinical psychologist, my research interests center on developing, enhancing, and implementing psychosocial treatments and brief interventions. This has included investigating the efficacy of motivational interviewing (MI) for reducing drinking and smoking behaviors, studying the additive effects of contingency management on MI, and integrating behavioral health into shared medical appointments in a primary care setting.

funded research

Post-doctoral Research Fellow/Training Award Recipient, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) 5T32 AA07459-14 (R. Longabaugh, PI)
"Alcohol Intervention/Treatment Outcome Research Training" (9/1/97-6/30/00).

Principal Investigator, Research Excellence Award, Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University
"Peer-based Motivational Interviewing for ETOH+ College Students," $14,400 (6/99-12/00).

Principal Investigator, NIAAA R01 AA12319
"Peer-Enhanced Motivational Interviewing for ETOH Misuse," $899,576 (6/01/01-2/28/05).

Co-Principal Investigator and Project Director, NIDA 2 R01 DA11204-06
"Contingency Management and MET for Adolescent Smoking," $3,538,123 (7/1/01-6/30/07).

Co-Investigator, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) R01 grant (S. Colby, PI)
"Smoking Versus Alternative Reinforcers in Adolescents," $1,931,258 (7/1/03-6/30/08).

Co-Investigator, NIAAA R01AA13970 (N. Barnett, PI)
"Naturalistic Influences on Alcohol Problems in College," $3,358, 890 (7/1/03-6/30/08).

Co-Investigator, NIAAA R01 grant (B. Borsari, PI)
"Stepped Care for Mandated College Students," $1,782,500 (6/1/05-5/31/10).