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Jennifer Haythornthwaite
Professor, Medical Psychology

Academic Degrees
PhD, SUNY at Stony Brook, 1986

Departmental Affiliation
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences – Behavioral Medicine Program

Departmental Address
Meyer 1-108
600 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287

Phone: (410)-614-9850
Fax: (410)-614-3366

Honors and Awards:

1993  New Investigator Award, Society of Behavioral Medicine

Research Interests:

Dr. Haythornthwaite’s scientific contributions have focused on the study of psychosocial aspects of pain, particularly the impact of negative emotions and pain coping strategies on pain and pain-related disability.  Her early work focused on the utility of behavioral diaries to assess pain and sleep and the impact of depressive symptoms on pain and pain-related disability.  Her recent work has examined the impact of negative emotions and pain coping strategies on neuropathic pain, such as diabetic neuropathy and postherpetic neuralgia, and she is currently testing psychological and pharmacological treatments for pain and symptom reduction in chronic illness. 

Selected Publications

Kerns, R.D., Rosenberg, R., Jamison, R.N., Caudill, M.A., & Haythornthwaite, J.A. (1997).  Readiness to adopt a self-management approach to chronic pain: The pain stages of change questionnaire.  Pain, 72, 227-234.

Haythornthwaite, J.A., Menefee, L.A, Quatrano-Piacentini, A.L., & Pappagallo, M. (1998).  Outcome of chronic opioid therapy for non-cancer pain.  Journal of Pain & Symptom Management, 15, 185-194.

Haythornthwaite, J.A., Menefee, L.A., Heinberg, L.J., & Clark, M.R. (1998).  Pain coping strategies predict perceived control over pain, Pain, 77, 33-39.

Fisher, B.J., Haythornthwaite, J.A., Heinberg, L.J., Clark, M.R., & Reed, J. (2001).  Suicidal intent in patients with chronic pain.  Pain, 89, 199-206.

Haythornthwaite, J.A., Lawrence, J.W. & Fauerbach, J.A. (2001).  Brief cognitive interventions for burn pain.  Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 23, 42-49.

Sullivan,M.J.L., Thorn,B., Haythornthwaite, J.A., Keefe, F., Martin, M., Bradley, L.A., Lefebvre, J.C. (2001).  Theoretical perspectives on the relation between catastrophizing and pain. Clinical Journal of Pain, 17, 52-64.

Benrud-Larson, L., Haythornthwaite, J.A., Heinberg, L.J., Boling, K., Reed, J., White, B., & Wigley, F.M. (2002).  The impact of pain and symptoms of depression in scleroderma.  Pain, 95, 267-275.

Fauerbach, J.A., Lawrence, J.W., Haythornthwaite, J.A. & Richter, L. (2002).  Coping with the stress of a painful medical procedure.  Behaviour Research and Therapy, 40, 1003-1015.

Raja, S.N., Haythornthwaite, J.A., Pappagallo, M., Clark, M.R., Travison, T.G., Sabeen, S., Royall, R.M., & Max, M.B. (2002).  Opioids versus antidepressants in postherpetic neuralgia: A randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Neurology, 59, 1015-1021.

Haythornthwaite, J.A., Wegener, S., Benrud-Larson, L., Fisher, B., Clark, M.R., Dillingham, T., Cheng, L., & DeLateur, B. (2003). Factors associated with willingness to try different pain treatments for pain following a spinal cord injury.  Clinical Journal of Pain, 19, 31-38.

Benrud-Larson L.M., Heinberg L., Boling C., Reed J., White B., Wigley F.M., & Haythornthwaite J.A. (2003).  Body image dissatisfaction in scleroderma:  Extent and relationship to psychosocial function. Health Psychology, 22, 130-139.

Fitzgerald, S., Haythornthwaite, J.A., Suchday, S., &  Ewart, C.E. (2003).  Anger in young black and white workers:  Effects of job control, dissatisfaction, and support.  Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 26, 283-296.

Haythornthwaite, J.A., Clark, M.R., Pappagallo, M. & Raja, S.N. (2003).  Pain coping strategies play a role in the persistence of pain in post-herpetic neuralgia.  Pain, 106, 453-460.

Haythornthwaite, J.A., Heinberg, L.J. & McGuire, L. (2003).  Psychological factors in scleroderma.  Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America, 29, 427-439.

Benrud-Larson, L.M., Sandroni, P., Haythornthwaite, J.A., Dewar, M., Rummans, T.A. & Low, P.A. (2003).  Correlates of functional disability in patients with postural tachycardia syndrome: Preliminary cross-sectional findings.  Health Psychology, 22, 643-648.

Smith, M.T., Perlis, M. L. & Haythornthwaite, J.A. (2004).  Suicidal ideation in outpatients with chronic musculoskeletal pain: An exploratory study of the role of sleep onset insomnia and pain intensity.  Clinical Journal of Pain, 20, 111-118.

Smith, M.T. & Haythornthwaite, J.A. (2004).  How do sleep disturbance and chronic pain inter-relate? Insights from the longitudinal and cognitive-behavioral clinical trials literature.  Sleep Med Rev, 8, 119-132.

Heinberg, L.J., Fisher, B., Wesselmann, U.I., Reed, J. & Haythornthwaite, J.A. (2004).  Psychological factors in pelvic/urogenital pain: The influence of site of pain versus sex.  Pain, 108, 88-94.

Edwards R.R., Haythornthwaite J.A., Sullivan M.J., Fillingim R.B. (2004).  Catastrophizing as a mediator of sex differences in pain: differential effects for daily pain versus laboratory-induced pain. Pain, 111,335-341.

Edwards  R.R., Haythornthwaite J.A. (2004).  Mood swings: variability in the use of the Profile of Mood States.  J Pain Symptom Management, 28, 534.

Dworkin, R.H., Turk D.C., Farrar, J.T., Haythornthwaite, J.A. et al. (2005). Core outcome measures for chronic pain clinical trials: IMMPACT recommendations.

Raja, S.N. & Haythornthwaite, J.A. (2005).  Combination therapy for neuropathic pain--which drugs, which combination, which patients?
N Engl J Med, 352, 1373-5.


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