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Kimberly P. McClive-Reed

Kimberly P. McClive-Reed

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As Head Wrangler at The Data Wrangler (, I have been providing expert consultation in research, data analysis, program/outcome evaluation, and grant writing services to public, private and non-profit organizations since 2007. Medical/health writing and editing services are also available.

I retain volunteer faculty affiliation as an Assistant Research Professor with the School of Social Welfare at the University of Albany. In my dual role as social psychologist and clinical social worker, I have conducted basic and applied research in gerontology at the university since 2001. Partnering with various colleagues in the aging, I have worked on a wide variety of projects, including evidence-based clinical interventions for depression and anxiety in older home care clients, informal caregiver network structure and expansion via the internet, depression screening in older inpatient populations, and the structure of social cognitions in people age 55+ regarding health risk behaviors. I am also an adjunct faculty member of Brenau University's recently established online Applied Master's in Gerontology program.

I recently completed an 18-month ARRA-funded temporary position as a Research Scientist II at the New York State Department of Health in Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance, where I provided expert support for the evaluation process and outcomes of three CDC-funded programs. These projects included a quality improvement project in New York state maternity hospitals seeking to improve exclusive breastfeeding rates in newborns; a physical education support project delivered through a policy-to-practice initiative, Healthy Schools NY, designed to increase physical activity, improve nutrition, and decrease tobacco use in schools; and a point-of-sale analysis for the Tobacco Control Program to explore possible relationships between youth tobacco use and distance of schools from tobacco retailers.

My most recent project at the university, partnering with Dr. Zvi Gellis of the University of Pennsylvania, focused on mental distress and help-seeking behavior in NORC (naturally occuring retirement community) residents. We are currently preparing a manuscript based on this data for publication.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Health Psychology
  • Internet and Virtual Psychology
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
  • Research Methods, Assessment
  • Social Cognition

Journal Articles:

Other Publications:

  • Gellis, Z. D., McClive-Reed, K., & McCracken, S. G. (2008). Chapter 5: Depression in older adults with dementia. In S. Diwan (Ed.), Mental Health and Older Adults Resource Review. CSWE Gero-Ed Center, Master's Advanced Curriculum Project. Retrieved from
  • Toseland, R., Smith, T., & McClive-Reed, K. P. (in press). Evaluating the effectiveness of caregiver education and support programs. In D. Haigler, D. Monahan, & R. Toseland (Series Ed.), Education and Support Programs for Caregivers; Implications for Practice, Research and Policy. New York: Springer.

Courses Taught:

  • Depression in Older Patients
  • Psychology of Human Sexuality

Kimberly P. McClive-Reed
11 Coronet Court
Niskayuna, New York 12309
United States

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