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Haythornthwaite, Jennifer A., Ph.D.

Director, The Center for Mind-Body Research
Center for Behavior and Health

Main Office Address

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
5510 Nathan Shock Drive, Suite 100
Baltimore, MD 21224

Phone: 410-550-7985
Fax: 410-550-0117





Pennsylvania State University



S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook


Pre-doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology

West Haven VAMC


Intramural Research Training Award Fellowship

National Institute on Aging

Professional Interests

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. 

Click here for a Hopkins Brain Wise Newsletter article about Dr. Haythornthwaite's work

Selected Publications

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.

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