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.
- 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.
- Buenaver, L, McGuire, L, & Haythornthwaite, JA. (2006) Cognitive-Behavioral self-help for chronic pain. J Clin Psychol,62(11):1389-96.
- 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.
- 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.
- Haythornthwaite, JA (2005). Clinical trials: Studying pharmacotherapy and psychological treatments alone and together. Neurology, 65(12 Suppl 4), S20-31.
- Raja SN, Haythornthwaite JA (2005). Combination therapy for neuropathic pain--which drugs, which combination, which patients? N Engl J Med, 352, 1373-5.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.