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Jennifer Haythornthwaite, PhD

Director, The Center for Mind-Body Research
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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  • Director, The Center for Mind-Body Research
  • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Professor of Medicine

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  • Center for Behavior and Health
  • Center for Mind-Body Research


Behavioral Medicine, Chronic Pain, Pain, Pain Management, Psychiatry, Psychologist


  • English

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    • SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine ( Stony Brook NY) (1986)


    • Intramural Research Program ( Baltimore MD) (1992)
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    Research Summary

    My primary academic interests lie in the broad area of Behavioral Medicine and particularly in the area of clinical pain research.  I conduct clinical trials examining the effects of psychological and pharmacological treatments of pain and depression in chronic illnesses.  I am also interested in identifying risk factors for developing chronic pain. 


    Selected Publications

    1. Edwards RR, Smith MT, Stonerock G, & Haythornthwaite JA. (2006). Pain-Related catastrophizing in healthy women is associated with greater temporal summation of and reduced habituation to thermal pain.  Clin J Pain, 22(8): 730-7.
    2. Buenaver, L, McGuire, L, & Haythornthwaite, JA. (2006) Cognitive-Behavioral self-help for chronic pain. J Clin Psychol,62(11):1389-96.
    3. Edwards RR, Haythornthwaite JA, Tella P, Max MB, Raja S. Basal heat pain thresholds predict opioid analgesia in patients with postherpetic neuralgia (2006).  Anesthesiology.104(6):1243-1248.
    4. Edwards RR, Bingham CO 3rd, Bathon J, & Haythornthwaite JA (2006). Catastrophizing and pain in arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other rheumatic diseases. Arthritis Rheum, 55, 325-332.
    5. Haythornthwaite, JA (2005).  Clinical trials: Studying pharmacotherapy and psychological treatments alone and together.  Neurology, 65(12 Suppl 4), S20-31.
    6. Raja SN, Haythornthwaite JA (2005).  Combination therapy for neuropathic pain--which drugs, which combination, which patients?  N Engl J Med, 352, 1373-5.
    7. Edwards RR, Haythornthwaite JA, Sullivan MJ, Fillingim, RB (2004).  Catastrophizing as a mediator of sex differences in pain: differential effects for daily pain versus laboratory-induced pain. Pain,111,335-341.
    8. Edwards, RR, Fillingim, RB, Maixner, W, Sigurdsson, A, & Haythornthwaite, JA (2004) Catastrophizing predicts changes in thermal pain responses after resolution of acute dental pain.  J Pain, 5 (3), 164-70.
    9. Smith, MT & Haythornthwaite, JA (2004).  How do sleep disturbance and chronic pain inter-relate? Insights from the longitudinal and cognitive-behavioral clinical trials literature.  Sleep Med Rev. 2004, 8 (2):119-32.
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