Kaye L. McGinty, MD

Kaye L. McGinty

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
4E-59B Brody Building
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27834

Phone: 252-744-3771
Fax: 252-744-3815
Email: mcgintyk@ecu.edu

Faculty Rank: Professor


  • Program Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Consultant to Pitt County Mental Health Center and Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf
  • Contributing Member of the Social Services Training Consortium


  • B.S., Biological Sciences, Memphis State University, Memphis, TN (1978)
  • M.S., Zoology Auburn University, Auburn, AL (1980)
  • M.D., Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, PR (1989)
  • Resident in General Psychiatry: Department of Psychiatry, Univ. of KY, Lexington, KY (1990-1993)
  • Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC (1993-1995)

Research Interests

My research interests include the incidence and influence of communication disorders on the functioning and treatment of children with chronic mental illnesses, the development of interdisciplinary training models, systems of care and quality improvement in child/adolescent mental health systems.

Recent Publications

McGinty, K., Larson, J., Hodas, G., Musick, D., Metz, P.: Teaching Patient-Centered Care and Systems-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Academic Psychiatry. In press.

McGinty, K., Worthington, R., Dennison, W.: Patient and family advocacy: Working with individuals with comorbid mental illness and developmental disabilities and their families. Psychiatric Quarterly, 79(3): 193-203, 2008.

Pierpont, J.H., McGinty, K. Suicide, in Handbook of Preventive Interventions for Adults. Edited by Dulmus, C., and Rapp-Paglicci, L. (pp. 56-75). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2005.

Keelean, D., Pierpont, J., Wiley, J., McGinty, K. Preventing birth defects, in Handbook of Prevention Interventions for Children and Adolescents. Edited by Rapp-Paglicci, L., Dulmus, C., and Wodorski, J. (pp. 133-148). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2004.