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Selected Publications

Recent Articles:


Azam, M. A., Ritvo, P., Fashler, S. R., & Katz, J. (2017). Stressing the feedback: Attention & cardiac vagal tone during a cognitive stress task. Cognition and Emotion, 2017 Jul 7:1-9. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2017.1346500. [Epub ahead of print].

Azam, M.A., Weinrib, A.Z., Montbriand, J., Burns, L.C., McMillan, K., Clarke, H., & Katz, J. (2017). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to manage pain and opioid use after major surgery: Preliminary outcomes from the Toronto General Hospital Transitional Pain Service. Canadian Journal of Pain, 1(1), 37-49.

Curtis, K., Hitzig, S.L., Bechsgaard, G., Stoliker, C., Alton, C., Saunders, N., Leong, N., & Katz, J. (2017). Evaluation of a specialized yoga program for persons with spinal cord injury: A pilot, randomized controlled trial. Journal of Pain Research, 10, 999-1017. DOI

Katz, J. (2017). 2016 CPA Donald O. Hebb Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology as a Science. This won't hurt a bit: Reflections on a career in chronic pain. Canadian Psychology, 58(1), 30-39.

Katz, J., Fashler, S.R., Wicks, C., Pagé, M.G., Roosen, K., Kleiman, V., & Clarke, H. (2017). The Sensitivity to Pain Traumatization Scale: Development, validation, and preliminary findings. Journal of Pain Research, 10, 1297-1316.

Lynch, M.E., & Katz, J. (2017). “One size fits all” doesn’t fit when it comes to long-term opioid use for people with chronic pain. Canadian Journal of Pain, 1(1), 2-7.

Montbriand, J.J., Weinrib, A.Z., Azam, M.A., Ladak, S.S.J., Shah, B.R., Jiang, J., McRae, K.M., Tamir, D., Lyn, S., Katznelson, R., Clarke, H.A., & Katz, J. (2017). Smoking, pain intensity, and opioid consumption one to three months after major surgery: A retrospective study in a hospital-based Transitional Pain Service. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 2017 May 3. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntx094. [Epub ahead of print]

Rahman, Q.A., Pirbaglou, M., Janmohamed, T., Ritvo, P., Heffernan, J.M., Clarke, H., & Katz, J. (2017). Data mining for patterns of user engagement with a mobile app for chronic pain.  Journal of Medical Internet Research mHealth and uHealth,  Jul 12;5(7):e96, 1-13. doi: 10.2196/mhealth.7871

Rosenbloom, B.N., McCartney, C.J.L., Canzian, S., Kreder, H.J., & Katz, J. (2017). Predictors of prescription opioid use 4 months after traumatic musculoskeletal injury and corrective surgery: A prospective study. Journal of Pain, 2017, Aug;18(8), 956-963. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2017.03.006. Epub 2017 Mar 25.

Weinrib, A.Z., Azam, M.A., Birnie, K., Burns, L.C., Clarke, H., & Katz, J. (2017). The psychology of persisting post-surgical pain: New frontiers in risk factor identification, prevention, and management. British Journal of Pain (in press, July 5, 2107).

Weinrib, A., Burns, L., Mu, A., Azam, M.A., Ladak, S.S.J., McRae, K., Katznelson, R., Azargive, S., Tran, C., Katz, J., & Clarke, H. (2017). A case report on the treatment of complex chronic pain and opioid dependence by a multidisciplinary transitional pain service using the ACT Matrix and buprenorphine/naloxone. Journal of Pain Research, Mar 27, 10, 747-755. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S124566


Azam, M.A., Katz, J., Mohabir, V., & Ritvo, P. (2016). Individuals with tension and migraine headaches exhibit increased heart rate variability during post-stress mindfulness meditation practice but not during a post-stress control condition – A randomized, controlled experiment. International Journal of Psychophysiology, Dec., 110, 66-74.

Boschen, K., Robinson, E., Campbell, K., Muir, S., Oey, E., Janes, K, Fashler, S.R., & Katz, J. (2016). Results from 10 years of a CBT pain self-management outpatient program for complex chronic conditions. Pain Research and Management, Volume 2016, Article ID 4678083, 1-10.

Curtis, K., Kuluski, K., Bechsgaard, G., Ridgway, J., & Katz, J. (2016). Evaluation of a specialized yoga program for persons admitted to a complex continuing care hospital: A pilot study. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2016, 1-16.

Fashler, S.R., Cooper, L., Oosenbrug, E.D., Burns, L.C., Razavi, S., Goldberg, L., & Katz, J. (2016). Systematic review of multidisciplinary chronic pain treatment facilities. Pain Research and Management, Volume 2016, 1-19, Article ID 5960987.

Fashler, S., & Katz, J. (2016).  Keeping an eye on pain: Investigating visual attention biases in individuals with chronic pain using eye-tracking methodology. Journal of Pain Research, 9, 551–561.

Pagé, M.G., Katz, J., Curtis, K., Lutzky-Cohen, N., Romero Escobar, M., Clarke, H.A. (2016). Acute pain trajectories and the persistence of post-surgical pain: A Longitudinal study after total hip arthroplasty. Journal of Anaesthesia, 30(4), 568-577. doi: 10.1007/s00540-016-2183-4.

Rosenbloom, B.R., Katz, J., Chin, K., Haslam, L., Canzian, S., Kreder, H.J., & McCartney, C.J.L. (2016). Predicting pain outcomes after traumatic musculoskeletal injury. Pain, 157(8), 1733-1743. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000580


Burns, L.C., Ritvo, S.E., Ferguson, M.K., Clarke, H., & Seltzer, Z., Katz, J. (2015). Pain catastrophizing as a risk factor for chronic pain after total knee arthroplasty: A systematic review. Journal of Pain Research, 8, 21-32.

Clarke, H., Katz, J., Flor, H., Rietschel, M., Diehl, S., & Seltzer, Z. (2015). Genetics of chronic post-surgical pain: A crucial step toward personal pain medicine. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, Mar, 62(3), 294-303. Epub 2014 Dec 4. DOI: 10.1007/s12630-014-0287-6.

Clarke, H.A., Poon, M., Weinrib, A., Katznelson, R., & Katz, J. (2015). Preventive analgesia and novel strategies for the prevention of chronic post-surgical pain. Drugs, Mar, 75(4), 339-351. doi: 10.1007/s40265-015-0365-2.

Curtis, K., Hitzig, S.L., Leong, K., Wicks, C., Ditor, D.S., & Katz, J. (2015). Evaluation of a modified yoga program for persons with spinal cord injury: A pilot study. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 49 (2), 97-117.

Katz, J., & Rosenbloom, B.R. (2015). The Golden Anniversary of Melzack and Wall’s Gate Control Theory of Pain: Celebrating fifty years of pain research and management. Pain Research and Management, 20(6), 285-286

Katz, J., Rosenbloom, B.N., & Fashler, S. (2015). Chronic pain, psychopathology, and DSM-5 somatic symptom disorder. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 60(4), 160-167

Katz, J., Weinrib, A., Fashler, S.R., Katznelson, R., Shah, B.R., Ladak, S.J.S., Jiang, J., Li, Q., McMillan, K., Santa Mina, D., Wentlandt, K., McRae, K., Tamir, D., Lyn, S., de Perrot, M., Rao, V., Grant, D., Roche-Nagle, G., Cleary, S.P., Hofer, S.O.P., Wijeysundera, D., Ritvo, P., Janmohamed, T., O’Leary, G., & Clarke, H. (2015). The Toronto General Hospital Transitional Pain Service: Development and implementation of a multidisciplinary program to prevent chronic postsurgical pain. Journal of Pain Research, 8, 695-706. DOI

Pagé, M.G., Katz, J., Romero Escobar, E.M., Cohen, N., Curtis, K., Fuss, S., & Clarke, H.A. (2015). Distinguishing problematic from nonproblematic postsurgical pain: A pain trajectory analysis after total knee arthroplasty. Pain, Mar, 156 (3), 460-468. doi: 10.1097/01.j.pain.0000460327.10515.2d.

Recent Book Chapters


Katz, J., & Fashler, S. (2015). Phantom limbs. In J.D. Wright (ed.), International encyclopedia of social and behavioral sciences (2nd edition), Oxford: Elsevier (in press).


Seltzer, Z., Diehl, S.R., Clarke, H., & Katz, J. (2014). The human chronic pain phenome: Mapping non-genetic modifiers of the heritable risk. In L. Diatchenko and I. Belfer (eds.), The genetics of pain: Science medicine and drug development (pp. 161-182). Seattle: WA: IASP Press. DOI: 10.1002/9781118398890.ch11

Melzack, R. & Katz, J. (2014). The Neuromatrix in behavioral medicine. In Mostofsky, D.I. (ed.) The handbook of behavioral medicine (pp. 759-774). Hoboken: NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. DOI: 10.1002/9781118453940.ch35

Katz, J., Pagé, M.G., Fashler, S., Rosenbloom, B.N., & Asmundson, G.J.G. (2014). Chronic pain and the anxiety disorders: Epidemiology, mechanisms and models of comorbidity, and treatment. In I. Gaumond, D. Saravane, & S. Marchand (eds.), Mental health and pain. (pp. 119-155). New York: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-2-8178-0414-9_8

Katz, J., & Melzack, R. (2014). McGill Pain Questionnaire. In A. C. Michalos (ed.), Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research (pp. 3881-3883). Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5


Melzack, R., & Katz, J. (2013). The McGill Pain Questionnaire. In R.F. Schmidt, G.F. Gebhart (eds.), Encyclopedia of pain (2nd ed., pp. 1792-1794). New York: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-28753-4

Melzack, R. & Katz, J. (2013). Pain measurement in adult patients. In S.B. McMahon, M. Koltzenburg, I. Tracey & D.C. Turk (Eds.), Wall & Melzack’s textbook of pain (6th ed.). New York: Churchill-Livingstone.

Pagé, M.G., Huguet, A., & Katz, J. (2013). Prevention of the development and maintenance of paediatric chronic pain and disability. In McGrath, P.J., Stevens, B., Walker, S., & Zempsky, W., (eds.) Oxford textbook of paediatric pain (pp. 39-49). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

***Note: In the above publications, underlined authors are members of the Human Pain Mechanisms Lab. For more publications, go to this link


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