Anthony McGuire
Anthony McGuireProfessor, Chair & Director, Department of Nursing
PhD in Nursing, University of California – Los Angeles
MSN, University of California – Los Angeles
BS Nursing, California State University – Long Beach
BS Business Administration, University of New England
Associate Degree Nursing, Central Maine Medical Center

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Dr. McGuire has served as a critical care RN for 35 years and as a board-certified acute care nurse practitioner for 22 years. Before coming to Saint Joseph’s, Dr. McGuire was a faculty member at California State University in Long Beach, California. He is a Fellow of the American Heart Association where he serves on the Leadership Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing.  Dr. McGuire is active in the Western Institute of Nursing and recently became an inductee into the Western Academy of Nurses. His research began at UCLA while obtaining his PhD in Nursing exploring depression in cardiovascular patients with a specific focus on acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients, the utilization of bedside nurses in the identification of depression, the effect of cognitive behavioral therapy, and outcomes mediated by depression in this population of patients. This research continued during his time as a visiting Scholar at UCLA and continues now as a collaborator with the DEPRESsion Screening Project housed in Montreal Canada.  In 2019, Dr. McGuire was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award, Service to the Profession, Diamond Bruin, at UCLA School of Nursing.

Peer Review Publications

McGrath, S., XiaoFei, Z., Steele, R., {and 97 others, including McGuire, A. W.}. (2020) Estimating the sample mean and standard deviation from commonly reported quantiles in meta-analysis. Statistical Methods in Medical Research.  doi: 10.1177/0962280219889080

Levis, B., Beneditti, A., loannidis, J.P., {and others, including McGuire, A. W.}. (2020). Patient Health Questionaire-9 scores do not accurately estimate depression prevalence: individual participant data meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.   doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2020.02.002

Chen, He., Levis, B., Riehm, K., {and 86 others, including McGuire, A. W.}. (2019).  The Accuracy of Patient Health Questionnaire-9 algorithm for screening to detect major  depression: an individual participant data meta-analysis. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics.  doi: 10.1159/000502294

Levis, B., Benedetti, A., Thombs, B. D. on behalf of the DEPRESsion Screening Data (DEPRESSD) Collaboration {McGuire, A. W one of many members}. (2019). Accuracy  of Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) for screening to detect major depression:  individual participant data meta-analysis.  BMJ 2019;365:l1476

Wu, Y., Levis. B., Riehm, K., {and 78 others, including McGuire, A. W.}. (2019).  Equivalency of the diagnostic accuracy of the PHQ-8 and PHQ-9: a systematic review  and individual participant data meta-analysis.  Psychological Medicine. 1-13.    doi:10.1017/S0033291719001314

Ishihara, M., Harel, D., Levis, B. [and 41 other, including McGuire, A.W.}. (2018). Shortening Self-report Mental Health Symptom Measures through Optimal Test Assembly Methods: Development and Validation of the Patient Health Questionnare-Depression-4.  Depression and Anxiety. Jan: 36(1), 82-92.

Levis, B., Benedetti, A., Riehm, K. E. [and 85 others, including McGuire, A. W.]  (2018). Probability of major depression diagnostic classification using semi-structured vs. fully structured diagnostic interviews.  The British Journal of Psychiatry 212 (6), 377-385.

Doering, L. V., McGuire, A., Eastwood, J., Chen, B., Bodan, R. C., & Czer, L.S. (2016). Cognitive behavioral therapy for depression improves pain and perceived control in cardiac surgery patients. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. Oct: 15(6):417-24., 1-8.

McGuire, A. W., Ahearn, E., & Doering, L. V. (2015). Psychological Distress and Cardiovascular Disease. The Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management 22 (9), 421-432.

McGuire, A. W. (2015). Depression and Stroke. Audio-Digest 06 (16).

Vento-Wilson, Margaret T., McGuire, A., Ostergren, Jennifer, A. (2015). Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) and Augmentative Communication (AAC) for Acute Care Patients with Severe Communication Impairments. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing 34 (2), 112-119.

Hwang, B., Eastwood, J., McGuire, A., Chen, B., Cross-Bodan, R., & Doering, L.V. (2015). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Depressed Cardiac Surgery Patients: Role of Ejection Fraction. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. Jul-Aug;30(4):319-24.

Doering, L. V., Chen, B., McGuire, A., Cross-Bodan, R., & Irwin, M. R. (2014).  Persistent Depressive Symptoms and Pain after Cardiac Surgery. Psychosomatic Medicine 76 (6), 437-444.

McGuire, Anthony W.; Eastwood, Jo-Ann; Macabasco-O’Connell, Aurelia; Hays, Ronald, D; Doering, Lynn V. (2014). Depressed or Not Depressed: Untangling the Somatic Symptom Conundrum in Hospitalized CHD Patients. American Journal of  Critical Care 23 (2), 106-115.

McGuire, A.W., Eastwood, J., Macabasco-O’Connell, A., Hays, R.D., & Doering, L.V. (2013). Depression Screening: Utility of the PHQ-2 when used by Nurses in Patients Hospitalized for ACS. American Journal of Critical Care 22(1), 12-19.

Doering, L.V., McGuire, A. M., Rourke, D. (2002). Recovering from cardiac surgery: What patients want you to know. American Journal of Critical Care, 11(4), 333-343.

Other Publications

McGuire, A.W., Dawn Carpenter, Alexander Menard, & Nikhil Raswant. (2019), Employment Search, Interview, and Negotiations. In D. Carpenter (Ed). Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Q&A Review (pp. 331-352). New York, NY: Springhouse Publishing Company.

McGuire, A.W., & Victoria Creedon (2019) Psychosocial, Behavioral, & Cognitive Health. In D. Carpenter (Ed). Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Q&A Review (pp. 165-172). New York, NY: Springhouse Publishing Company.

McGuire, A, W, & Ferrell, C. May 16, 2005. Multidisciplinary Rounds in Critical Care. Advance for Nurses.

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Steering a New Course
Anthony McGuire, PhD, new director of the Saint Joseph’s College nursing program, takes the Center for Nursing Innovation in an exciting new direction.

“I want to use my three plus decades of experience and infuse it into this institution to make it the best it can be. I want a personal legacy of strengthening the nursing program in Maine.”