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Teresa M. McIntyre, Ph.D., FEHPS

Teresa M. McIntyre

Research Professor

Clinical and Health Psychology

Texas Institute for Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Georgia State University

M.A., Clinical Psychology, Georgia State University

M.Ed., Community Counseling, Georgia State University

4811 Calhoun Rd.,
Health and Biomedical Sciences Bldg., Room 366
832-842-7025
mmmcintyre@uh.edu
Teresa.McIntyre@times.uh.edu
http://www.class.uh.edu/faculty/theresa-mcintyre/

Dr. Teresa McIntyre has developed her work in the field of Clinical and Health Psychology, in the U.S., Portugal, and Europe. She has diverse experience in teaching, research and practice in Health Psychology, with international recognition. She has had a leading role in the development of Health Psychology in Portugal, having pioneered the first master's and doctoral programs in the country, and in Health Psychology in Europe as member of the Executive Committee and president of the European Health Psychology Society, where she is currently Deputy Chair of the Honorary Fellows Committee. Dr. McIntyre has been on the editorial board of Psychology & Health, Health Psychology Review, the European Psychologist and the Brazilian Review for Health Promotion. She has directed numerous dissertations focusing on the relationship between psychosocial factors and illness, health and health care. Currently, she is the Principal Investigator of an Institute of Education Sciences funded grant on “Using longitudinal and momentary analysis to study the impact of middle school teachers’ stress on teacher effectiveness, student behavior and achievement”, a 4-year study following teacher stress in 22 middle schools in the Greater Houston area.

Research Interests

  • Teacher stress and well-being, teacher effectiveness and turnover, systemic interventions to promote teacher well-being and quality education
  • Occupational health: stress-illness relationship, testing theoretical models of occupational stress, positive emotions and work health, physiological correlates of strain
  • Assessment, mixed methods research, ecological momentary assessment, use of technology in assessment (e.g. iPod, iPad, iPhone)
  • Women's health (work-family conflict, disease vulnerability, health behaviors, reproductive health, pain, fatigue)

Selected Publications

Belar, C., McIntyre, T., & Matarazzo, J. (2013). Health Psychology. In Freedheim, K. (Volume Editor), Handbook of Psychology (2nd edition): History of Psychology (vol.1), pp.488-506. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Pinto, P.R., McIntyre, T., Ferrero, R., Almeida, A. and Araújo-Soares, V. (2013). Predictors of acute post-surgical pain and anxiety following primary total hip and knee arthroplasty. The Journal of Pain, 14(5), 502-515. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2012.12.020

Pinto, P., McIntyre, T., Fonseca, C. Almeida, A., & Araujo-Soares, V. (2013). Pre- and post-surgical factors that predict the provision of rescue analgesia following hysterectomy. European Journal of Pain, 17: 423–433. doi: 10.1002/j.1532-2149.2012.00205.x.

Pinto, P., McIntyre, T., Almeida, A., & Araujo-Soares, V. (2012). Understanding pre-surgical predictors of acute pain experience following hysterectomy for benign causes: Conceptual and methodological issues. Pain, 153, 1974-1976. doi:10.1016/j.pain.2012.05.022

Pinto, P., McIntyre, T., Almeida, A., & Araujo-Soares, V. (2012). The mediating role of pain catastrophizing in the relationship between presurgical anxiety and acute postsurgical pain after hysterectomy. Pain, 153, 218-226. doi:10.1016/j.pain.2011.10.020

Montgomery, A., Michie, S., Baban, A., McIntyre, T. et al. (2011). Social justice: What has health psychology contributed? The European Health Psychologist, 13(1), 3-6.

Maia, A., McIntyre, T., Pereira, M.G., & Ribeiro, E. (2011). War exposure and post-traumatic stress as predictors of Portuguese colonial war veterans’ physical health. Anxiety, Stress & Coping, 24 (3), 309-325. doi: 10.1080/10615806.2010.521238

McIntyre, S., & McIntyre, T. (2010). Measuring job satisfaction in Portuguese health professionals: correlates and validation of the Job Descriptive Index and the Job in General Scale. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 18(4), 426-432.

Patrão, A.L., McIntyre, T., & Veiga-Costa, E. (2010). Socio-cultural factors as predictors of HIV/AIDS risk in African women – a review (published in Portuguese). Pessoas & Sintomas, 10, 39-46.

Araújo-Soares, V., McIntyre, T., MacLennan, G., & Sniehotta, F. (2009). Development and exploratory cluster-randomised opportunistic trial of a theory-based intervention to enhance physical activity among adolescents. Psychology & Health. 

Araújo-Soares, V., McIntyre, T., & Sniehotta, F. (2008). Predicting changes in physical activity amongst adolescents: The role of self-efficacy, intention, action planning and coping planning. Health Education Research; doi: 10.1093/her/cyn005.

Fernandes, A. & McIntyre, T. (2006). Intervenção Psicológica Multimodal em pacientes na reabilitação pós-enfarte do miocárdio (Multimodal Psychological Intervention in Post-myocardial Infarction Patients undergoing Rehabilitation). Brazilian Journal in Health Promotion (Revista Brasileira em Promoção da Saúde), 19 (2), 74-83.

Belar, C. & McIntyre, T. (2005). Professional Issues in Health Psychology. In Handbook of Health Psychology. London,UK: Sage Publications.

McIntyre, T. (2004). Perda e sofrimento na doença (Loss and suffering in illness). Psychologica, 10, 30-40.

McIntyre, S., & McIntyre, T. (2005). Current status and future development of OHP in Europe. In J. Houdmount & S. McIntyre (Eds.), Occupational Health Psychology: Key papers of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology (pp. 272-278). Maia, Portugal: Publismai.

Belar, C., McIntyre, T., & Matarazzo, J. (2003). History of Health Psychology. In D. Freedheim (Ed.),Handbook of Psychology: Volume I - History of Psychology (pp. 451-464). Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.

Krippner, S., & McIntyre, T. (Eds.) (2003). The psychological impact of war trauma on civilians: An international perspective (Psychological dimensions to war and peace series). Westport, CT.: Praeger Publishers.

Ventura, M., & McIntyre, T. (2003). Stress traumático em populações civis: O caso de Angola (Traumatic stress in civilian populations). In G. Pereira & J. Monteiro Ferreira (Eds.), Stress Traumático. Lisboa: Climepsi.

McIntyre, T., Fernandes, S., & Pereira, M. (2002). Intervenção psicossocial breve na situação oncológica em contexto de grupo (Brief psychosocial group intervention in oncology). In M. R. Dias & E. Durá Ferrandis (Eds.), Territórios da Psicologia Oncológica (pp. 281-302). Lisboa: Climepsi.

McIntyre, T., McIntyre, S., Araujo-Soares, V., Figueiredo, & Johnston, D. (2000). Psychophysiological and psychosocial indicators of the efficacy of a stress management program for health professionals: Phase I. In T. Cox, P. Dewe., K. Nielsen, & R. Cox (Eds.). European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology Conference Proceedings Series: Occupational Health Psychology Europe 2000 (pp. 112-116). Nottingham: I-WHO Publications.

McIntyre, T. (1999). The martyr adaptation syndrome: Psychological sequelae in the adaptation of Portuguese-speaking immigrant women. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 5(4), 387-402.