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Teresa M. McIntyre

Teresa M. McIntyre

Teresa M. McIntyre, Ph.D., M.A., M.Ed., FEHPS

Research Professor, College of Nursing

  • Aggregation, Health Psychology, University of Minho
  • Advanced Fellow, Behavioral Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Georgia State University
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Georgia State University
  • M.Ed., Community Counseling, Georgia State University
  • Licenciate, Clinical Psychology, University of Porto

Phone: 713-743-6651

Email: mmmcintyre@uh.edu

Office Hours:

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Clinical Interest:

  • Clinical and health psychology
  • Stress management
  • Psychosocial adjustment to chronic illness
  • Pain management

Research Interest:

  • Work stress and well-being, job satisfaction and turnover among nurses and teachers, systemic interventions to promote worker well-being.
  • Occupational health psychology: stress-illness relationship, testing theoretical models of occupational stress, positive emotions and worker health, physiological correlates of strain; cardiovascular reactivity; lifestyle and health behaviors.
  • Assessment, mixed methods research, ecological momentary assessment, use of technology in assessment.
  • Women's health (work-family conflict, breast cancer, pain, fatigue, health behaviors, reproductive health).

Professional Expertise:

  • Clinical and Health Psychology
  • Occupational Health Psychology
  • Research Methodology

Professional Accolades:

  • 2018-2019 Cheryl Milkes Professorship in Mental Health Research, School of Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington.
  • 2007-present Honorary Fellow, The European Health Psychology Society
  • 2012-2018 Deputy Chair, Honorary Fellows Committee, The European Health Psychology Society
  • 2018- Editors Choice - Journal Pain - with the paper: Pinto, P., McIntyre, T., Araújo-Soares, V., Almeida, A., & Costa, P. (2018). Psychological factors predict an unfavorable pain trajectory after hysterectomy: a prospective cohort study on chronic postsurgical pain. Pain, 159(5), 956-967.
  • 2013 – Prize Grunenthal PAIN – BEST CLINICAL STUDY 2012, of Grunenthal Foundation (Portugal) with the work: 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.
  • 2012 – 2nd Prize Grunenthal PAIN 2011, Grunenthal Foundation (Portugal) with the work : 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
  • 1981-1990 FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR, Fulbright Program of U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Publications/Scholarly Work:

  • Fernandes, S., & McIntyre, T. (2020). Leventhal’s self-regulatory model applied to breast cancer (published in Portuguese). Análise Psicológica, 38(1), 51-63. Link
  • Simães C., McIntyre S., McIntyre T. (2019) Adaptation and Validation of the Work-Family Conflict and Family-Work Conflict Scales in Portuguese Nurses: 10-Item Version. In P. Arezes et al. (Eds.). Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health. Studies in Systems, Decision and Control (vol. 202. pp. 611-620). Springer, Cham. ISBN: 978-3-030-14729-7
  • Patrão, A.L., McIntyre, T., & Veiga-Costa, E. (2019). History of violence as a factor associated with HIV/AIDS risk behaviors in women: Focusing on the relevance of psychosocial intervention (published in Brazilian). In S. Cúnico M., A. Costa, and S. Strey (Eds.), Gender and Violence: Repercussion in psychosocial and health processes (pp. 507-524). Porto Alegre, Brazil: ediPUCRS.
  • Fernandes, A., McIntyre, T., Coelho, R., Prata, J., Maciel, M. (2019). Impact of a brief psychological intervention on lifestyle, risk factors and knowledge of illness during phase I of cardiac rehabilitation post-acute coronary syndrome. Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia [Portuguese Review of Cardiology]. Link
  • Martins, A., & McIntyre, T. (2018). Socio-demographic, marital and psychosocial predictors of safe-sex behaviour among Mozambican women at risk for HIV/AIDS. African Journal of AIDS Research, 17(4), 323-331. Link
  • Costa, E., McIntyre, T., & Ferreira, D. (2018). Safe-Sex Knowledge, Self-Assessed HIV Risk, and Sexual Behaviour of Young Portuguese Women. Portuguese Journal of Public Health, 1-10. doi: 10.1159/000486466
  • Costa, E., McIntyre, T., & Ferreira, D. (2018). Safe-Sex Knowledge, Self-Assessed HIV Risk, and Sexual Behaviour of Young Portuguese Women. Portuguese Journal of Public Health, 1-10. DOI: 10.1159/000486466
  • Fernandes, S., McIntyre, T., & Leite, A. (2018). Psychosocial adjustment to breast cancer by type of surgery (published in Portuguese). Análise Psicológica, 2(36), 199-217 doi: 10.14417/ap.1205
  • Pinto, P., McIntyre, T., Araújo-Soares, V., Almeida, A., & Costa, P. (2018). Psychological factors predict an unfavorable pain trajectory after hysterectomy: a prospective cohort study on chronic postsurgical pain. Pain, 159(5), 956-967.
  • McIntyre, T., McIntyre, S., Barr, C., Francis, D., & Durand, A. (2017). Towards a dynamic integrative theory of educator stress. In T. McIntyre, S. McIntyre & D. Francis (Eds.). Educator stress: An occupational health perspective (pp. 261-289). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-53053-6 ISBN: 978-3-319-53051-2 (Print) 978-3-319-53053-6 (Online)
  • McIntyre, T., McIntyre, S., & Francis, D. (Eds.) (2017). Educator stress: An occupational health perspective. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. ISBN: 978-3-31953051-2 (Print) 978-3-319-53053-6 (Online)
  • McIntyre, S., McIntyre, T., & Francis, D. (2017). Implications of an occupational health perspective for educator stress research, practice, and policy. In T. McIntyre, S. McIntyre & D. Francis (Eds.), Educator stress: An occupational health perspective (pp. 485-505). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-53053-6 ISBN: 978-3-319-53051-2 (Print) 978-3-319-53053-6 (Online)
  • Pinto, P., McIntyre, T., Araujo-Soares, V., Costa, P., Ferrero, R., & Almeida, A. (2017). A comparison of predictors and intensity of acute post-surgical pain in patients undergoing total hip and knee arthroplasty. Journal of Pain Research, 10, 1087-1098. Link
  • Costa, E., McIntyre, T., Trovisqueira, A., & Hobfoll, S. (2017). Comparison of two psycho-educational interventions aimed at AIDS prevention AIDS and sexual health promotion among Portuguese women. International Journal of Sexual Health, 1-15. doi:10.1080/19317611.2017.1307300
  • Martins, A., & McIntyre, T. (2017). Socio-demographic, Marital and Psychosocial Factors associated with Condom Use Negotiation Self-efficacy among Mozambican Women at Risk for HIV infection. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 24, 846-855. doi: 10.1007/s12529-017-9681-0.
  • Fernandes, A., McIntyre, T., Prata, J., & Maciel. J. (2017). Brief psychological intervention in phase I of cardiac rehabilitation after acute coronary syndrome. Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia [Portuguese Review of Cardiology), 36(9), 641-649. Link
  • McIntyre, T., McIntyre, S., Barr, C., S. Woodward, Francis, D., Durand, A., Mehta, P., & Kamarck, T. (2016). Longitudinal Study of the Feasibility of Using Ecological Momentary Assessment to Study Teacher Stress: Objective and self-reported measures. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 21(4), 403-414. doi: 10.1037/a0039966 10.
  • Costa, E., McIntyre, T., & Trovisqueira, A. (2016). The Impact of Age on Safe-Sex Knowledge, Cognitive Variables and Safe Sex Practices in HIV at-Risk Portuguese Women. Mathews Journal of HIV/AIDS, 1(1): 004.
  • Pinto, P., McIntyre, T., Araujo-Soares, V., Costa, P., & Almeida, A. (2015). Differential predictors of acute post-surgical pain intensity after abdominal hysterectomy and major joint arthroplasty. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 49, 394-397. doi: 10.1007/s12160-014-9662-3
  • Pinto, P., McIntyre, T., Araujo-Soares, V., Ferrero, R., & Almeida, A. (2014). The role of pain catastrophizing in the prediction of rescue analgesia by health care providers following major joint arthroplasty. Pain Physician, 17, 515-524. ISSN 15333159 16
  • 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. Link
  • 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.
  • 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, 24(7),805-822. doi: 10.1080/08870440802040707
  • 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). Multimodal psychological intervention in post-myocardial infarction patients undergoing rehabilitation (published in Portuguese). 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 S. Sutton, A. Baum and M. Johnston (Eds.), Handbook of Health Psychology (pp.402-420). London, UK: Sage Publications.
  • McIntyre, T. (2004). Loss and suffering in illness (published in Portuguese). Psychologica, 10, 30-40.
  • 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.
  • McIntyre, T., Fernandes, S., & Pereira, M. (2002). Brief psychosocial group intervention in oncology (published in Portuguese). 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.