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Curtis, K., Katz, J., Dajiani, G., O’Leary, G., Uehling, J., Carroll, J., Santa Mina, D., Clarke, H., Gofeld, M., & Katznelson, R. (2021). Evaluation of a hyperbaric oxygen therapy intervention for individuals with fibromyalgia. Pain Medicine, 2021 Feb 16; pnaa416. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnaa416.

Edwards, K.M., McMurtry, C.M., Dick, B., Lewinson, R., Dhariwal, A., & Katz, J. (2021). Somatic Symptom Disorder, Conversion Disorder, and chronic pain: Pediatric clinician perspectives. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, Advance online publication, Jan. 11, 2021.

Gewandter, J.S., Dworkin, R.H., Turk, D.C., Farrar, J.T., Fillingim, R.G., Gilron, I., Markman, J.D., Oaklander, A.L., Polydefkis, M.J., Raja, S.N., Robinson, J.P., Woolf, C.J., Ziegler, D., Ashburn, M.A., Burkei, L.B., Cerny, I., Costello, A., Cowan, P., George, S.Z., Goli, V., Graff, O.X., Iyengar, S., Jayo, G.W., Katz, J., Kehlet, H., Kitta, R.A., Kopecky, E., Malamut, R., McDermott, M.P., Palmer, P., Peirce-Sander, S., Porter, L., Rappaport, B.A., Rauschkolb, C., Steigerwald, I., Tobias, J., & Walco, G.A. (2021). Research designs considerations for chronic pain prevention clinical trials: IMMPACT recommendations. PAIN Reports, 6 (1), p e895. doi: 10.1097/PR9.0000000000000895


Clarke, H., Weinrib, A., Kotteeswaran, Y., Katz, J., Yu, A., & Tanguay, R. (2020). Remote buprenorphine-naloxone initiation as an essential service for people with chronic pain and opioid dependence during the COVID-19 pandemic: Case reports, clinical pathways, and implications for the future. Canadian Journal of Pain, 4(1), 224-235.

Ferguson, M., Svendrovski, A., & Katz, J. (2020). Association between multimorbid disease patterns and pain outcomes among a complex chronic care population in Canada. Journal of Pain Research, 13, 3045-3057.

Jeans, M.E., Katz, J., Taenzer, P. (2020). Remembering Ronald Melzack (1929-2019). Canadian Journal of Pain, 4(1), 122-124. DOI: 10.1080/24740527.2020.1757385

Katz, J. (2020). In Memoriam: Ronald Melzack (1929-2019). American Psychologist 75(7), 1022-1023.

Lewinson, R.E., & Katz, J. (2020). Influencing pain inferences using random numerical anchoring: Randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research – Human Factors, 7(1):e17533. DOI: 10.2196/17533

Rosenbloom, B.N., Pagé, M.G., Isaac, L., Campbell, F., Stinson, J., Cribbie, R., & Katz, J. (2020). Fear of movement in children and adolescents undergoing major surgery: A psychometric assessment of the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia. European Journal of Pain, 24, 1999-2014; 2020 Aug 6, doi: 10.1002/ejp.1643.

Slepian, M., Peng, M., Janmohamed, T., Kotteewaran, Y., Manoo, V., McLaren Blades, A., Fiorellino, J., Katznelson, R., Tamir, D., McRae, K., Kahn, M., Huang, A., Kona, S., Thaker, S., Weinrib, A., Katz, J., & Clarke, H. (2020). Engagement with Manage My Pain mobile health application among patients at the Transitional Pain Service. Digital Health, 6, 1-7.


Aternali, A., & Katz, J. (2019). Recent advances in understanding and managing phantom limb pain [version 1; peer review: 2 approved]. F1000Research, 2019, 8(F1000 Faculty Rev):1167

Azam, M.A., Latman, V.A., & Katz, J. (2019). Effects of a 12-minute smartphone-based mindful breathing task on heart-rate variability for students with clinically relevant chronic pain, depression, and anxiety: Protocol for a randomized-controlled trial. JMIR Research Protocols, 8(12), e14119, 1-13. doi:10.2196/14119

Clarke, H., Rai, A., Poon, M., Rao, V., Dijaini, G., Beattie, S., Choinière, M., McGillion, M., Paterson, A., Parry, M., Hunter, J., Watt-Watson, J., Martin, L., Grosman-Rimon, L., Kumbhare, D., Hanlon, J., Seltzer, Z., & Katz, J. (2019). Toward a phenomic analysis of chronic postsurgical pain following cardiac surgery. Canadian Journal of Pain, 3(1), 58-69.

Katz, J., Weinrib, A.Z., & Clarke, H. (2019). Chronic postsurgical pain: From risk factor identification to multidisciplinary management at the Toronto General Hospital Transitional Pain Service Canadian Journal of Pain, 3(2), 49-58.

Noel, M., Rosenbloom, B.R., Pavlova, M., Campbell, F., Isaac, L., Pagé, M.G., Stinson, J., & Katz, J. (2019). Remembering the pain of surgery one year later: A longitudinal examination of anxiety in children’s pain memory development. Pain, 160(8), 1729-1739 Apr 6. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001582.

Rahman, Q.A., Janmohamed, T., Clarke, H., Ritvo, P., Heffernan, J.M., & Katz, J. (2019). Interpretability and class imbalance in prediction models for pain volatility in users of the Manage My Pain App: Analysis using feature selection and majority voting methods. JMIR Medical Informatics, 7(4), e15601, 1-12. doi:10.2196/15601

Rosenbloom, B.R., Pagé, M.G., Campbell, F., Isaac, L. Stinson, J.N., Wright, J.G., & Katz, J. (2019). Pediatric chronic postsurgical pain and functional disability: A prospective study of risk factors up to one-year after major surgery. Journal of Pain Research, 12, 3079-3098.


Azam, M. A., Ritvo, P., Fashler, S. R., & Katz, J. (2018). Stressing the feedback: Attention and cardiac vagal tone during a cognitive stress task. Cognition and Emotion, June; 32(4), 867-875. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2017.1346500.

Fashler, S.R., Weinrib, A., Azam, M.A., & Katz, J. (2018). The Use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Oncology Settings: A Narrative Review. Psychological Reports, 121(2), 229-252. doi: 10.1177/0033294117726061.

Price, T.J., Basbaum, A.I., Bresnahan, J., Chambers, J.F., de Koninck, Y., Edwards, R.R., Ji, R.R., Katz, J., Kavelaars, A., Levine, J.D., Porter, L., Schechter, N., Sluka, K.A., Terman, G.W., Wager, T.D., Yaksh, T.L., Dworkin, R.H. (2018). The transition to chronic pain: Opportunities for novel therapeutics. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 19 (7), 383-384. doi: 10.1038/s41583-018-0012-5.

Rahman, Q.A., Janmohamed, T., Pirbaglou, M., Clarke, H., Ritvo, P., Heffernan, J.M., & Katz, J., (2018). Defining and predicting pain volatility in users of the Manage My Pain app: Analysis using data mining and machine learning methods. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 20(11):e12001. DOI: 10.2196/12001


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.

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, 11(4), 169-177. doi/10.1177/2049463717720636.

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

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