• Dr. Goodin is a clinical health psychologist with specialization in pain-related behavioral medicine. He examines the interactions of psychosocial and biobehavioral characteristics in relation to the experience of pain through the key pathways of stress-related hormones (neuroendocrine function) and immune function. His previous and ongoing projects are conducted in collaboration with colleagues at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the University of Florida, as well as UAB.

    Over the years, Dr. Goodin has been involved with several different studies that afforded him the opportunity to become very familiar with experimental models of evoked pain using quantitative sensory testing. As part of these studies, he has developed and refined methods to assess pain sensitivity and modulation (e.g., endogenous pain inhibition and facilitation) using dynamic experimental pain stimuli. This has led him to the next step in his research, which is to begin evaluating the impact of factors such as sleep disturbance and neuropeptides (e.g., oxytocin) on pain sensitivity and modulation across the adult lifespan.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2019 Examining Injustice Appraisals in a Racially Diverse Sample of Individuals With Chronic Low Back Pain.Journal of Pain.  20:83-96. 2019
    2018 Optimism and Psychological Resilience are Beneficially Associated With Measures of Clinical and Experimental Pain in Adults With or at Risk for Knee Osteoarthritis.Clinical Journal of Pain.  34:1164-1172. 2018
    2018 Enhanced facilitation and diminished inhibition characterizes the pronociceptive endogenous pain modulatory balance of persons living with HIV and chronic pain.Journal of NeuroVirology2018
    2018 Higher habitual dietary caffeine consumption is related to lower experimental pain sensitivity in a community-based sample.Psychopharmacology.  235:3167-3176. 2018
    2018 Intersectional health-related stigma in persons living with HIV and chronic pain: implications for depressive symptoms.AIDS Care.  30:66-73. 2018
    2018 Disease-Related Predictors of Health-Related Quality of Life in Youth With Eosinophilic Esophagitis.Journal of Pediatric Psychology.  43:464-471. 2018
    2018 Evidence of Disturbed Sleep in Children With Eosinophilic Esophagitis and Persistent Epigastric Pain.Journal of Pediatric Psychology.  43:331-341. 2018
    2017 Detectable Viral Load May Be Associated with Increased Pain Sensitivity in Persons Living with HIV: Preliminary Findings.Pain Medicine.  18:2289-2295. 2017
    2017 Depressive Symptoms and Sleep Efficiency Sequentially Mediate Racial Differences in Temporal Summation of Mechanical Pain.Annals of Behavioral Medicine.  51:673-682. 2017
    2017 Ethnicity, Cortisol, and Experimental Pain Responses Among Persons With Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis.Clinical Journal of Pain.  33:820-826. 2017
    2017 Physical performance and movement-evoked pain profiles in community-dwelling individuals at risk for knee osteoarthritis.Experimental Gerontology.  98:186-191. 2017
    2017 Quality of Life in Youth With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) Treated With Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Therapy.Behavioral Sleep Medicine.  1-8. 2017
    2017 Omega-6: Omega-3 PUFA Ratio, Pain, Functioning, and Distress in Adults With Knee Pain.Clinical Journal of Pain.  34:182-189. 2017
    2017 Accelerated aging in adults with knee osteoarthritis pain: consideration for frequency, intensity, time, and total pain sites.PAIN Reports.  2:e591. 2017
    2017 Brief Report: IL-1β Levels Are Associated With Chronic Multisite Pain in People Living With HIV.Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.  75:e99-e103. 2017
    2017 Single Nucleotide Polymorphism in the COL11A2 Gene Associated with Heat Pain Sensitivity in Knee Osteoarthritis.Molecular Pain.  13:1744806917724259. 2017
    2016 An Examination of Pain Catastrophizing and Endogenous Pain Modulatory Processes in Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain.Pain Medicine.  17:1452-1464. 2016
    2016 Experimental pain phenotyping in community-dwelling individuals with knee osteoarthritis.PAIN.  157:2104-2114. 2016
    2016 Minority Aging and Endogenous Pain Facilitatory Processes.Pain Medicine.  17:1037-1048. 2016
    2016 Enhanced Pain Sensitivity Among Individuals With Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis: Potential Sex Differences in Central Sensitization.Arthritis Care and Research.  68:472-480. 2016
    2015 A Cross-sectional Examination of Vitamin D, Obesity, and Measures of Pain and Function in Middle-aged and Older Adults With Knee Osteoarthritis.Clinical Journal of Pain.  31:1060-1067. 2015
    2015 Intranasal Oxytocin Administration is Associated With Enhanced Endogenous Pain Inhibition and Reduced Negative Mood States.Clinical Journal of Pain.  31:757-767. 2015
    2015 Topical Review: Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Children: Implications for Health-Related Quality of Life and Potential Avenues for Future Research.Journal of Pediatric Psychology.  40:727-732. 2015
    2015 Disrupted sleep is associated with altered pain processing by sex and ethnicity in knee osteoarthritis.Journal of Pain.  16:478-490. 2015
    2015 Oxytocin - a multifunctional analgesic for chronic deep tissue pain.Current Pharmaceutical Design.  21:906-913. 2015
    2015 Sex differences in experimental measures of pain sensitivity and endogenous pain inhibition.Journal of Pain Research.  8:311-320. 2015
    2015 Vitamin D status and pain sensitization in knee osteoarthritis: a critical review of the literature.Pain Management.  5:447-453. 2015
    2014 Pain hypervigilance is associated with greater clinical pain severity and enhanced experimental pain sensitivity among adults with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis.Annals of Behavioral Medicine.  48:50-60. 2014
    2014 Racial and ethnic differences in older adults with knee osteoarthritis.Arthritis and Rheumatology.  66:1800-1810. 2014
    2014 Temporal summation of pain as a prospective predictor of clinical pain severity in adults aged 45 years and older with knee osteoarthritis: ethnic differences.Psychosomatic Medicine.  76:302-310. 2014
    2014 Age and race effects on pain sensitivity and modulation among middle-aged and older adults.Journal of Pain.  15:272-282. 2014
    2013 Association of pain with HbA1c in a predominantly black population of community-dwelling adults with diabetes: a cross-sectional analysis.Diabetic Medicine.  30:1466-1471. 2013
    2013 The association of sleep and pain: an update and a path forward.Journal of Pain.  14:1539-1552. 2013
    2013 Corrigendum to "Experimental pain sensitivity differs as a function of clinical pain severity in symptomatic knee osteoarthritis" [Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2013;21:1243-1252]Osteoarthritis and Cartilage.  21:1811. 2013
    2013 Perceived racial discrimination, but not mistrust of medical researchers, predicts the heat pain tolerance of African Americans with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis.Health Psychology.  32:1117-1126. 2013
    2013 Psychological profiles and pain characteristics of older adults with knee osteoarthritis.Arthritis Care and Research.  65:1786-1794. 2013
    2013 Experimental pain sensitivity differs as a function of clinical pain severity in symptomatic knee osteoarthritis.Osteoarthritis and Cartilage.  21:1243-1252. 2013
    2013 Reduction of conditioned pain modulation in humans by naltrexone: an exploratory study of the effects of pain catastrophizing.Journal of Behavioral Medicine.  36:315-327. 2013
    2013 Optimism and the Experience of Pain: Benefits of Seeing the Glass as Half FullCurrent Pain and Headache Reports.  17:1-9. 2013
    2013 Optimism and the experience of pain: benefits of seeing the glass as half full.Current Pain and Headache Reports.  17:329. 2013
    2013 Optimism and the experience of pain: benefits of seeing the glass as half full.Current Pain and Headache Reports.  17:329. 2013
    2013 Testing the relation between dispositional optimism and conditioned pain modulation: does ethnicity matter?Journal of Behavioral Medicine.  36:165-174. 2013
    2013 Is the pain-reducing effect of opioid medication reliable? A psychophysical study of morphine and pentazocine analgesia.PAIN.  154:476-483. 2013
    2013 The association of greater dispositional optimism with less endogenous pain facilitation is indirectly transmitted through lower levels of pain catastrophizing.Journal of Pain.  14:126-135. 2013
    2012 Vitamin D, race, and experimental pain sensitivity in older adults with knee osteoarthritis.Arthritis and Rheumatism.  64:3926-3935. 2012
    2012 Poor sleep quality and exaggerated salivary cortisol reactivity to the cold pressor task predict greater acute pain severity in a non-clinical sample.Biological Psychology.  91:36-41. 2012
    2012 Differences in suprathreshold heat pain responses and self-reported sleep quality between patients with temporomandibular joint disorder and healthy controls.European Journal of Pain.  16:983-993. 2012
    2012 Enhanced cortisol increase upon awakening is associated with greater pain ratings but not salivary cortisol or soluble tumor necrosis factor-α receptor II responses to acute pain.Clinical Journal of Pain.  28:291-299. 2012
    2012 Experimental pain ratings and reactivity of cortisol and soluble tumor necrosis factor-α receptor II following a trial of hypnosis: results of a randomized controlled pilot study.Pain Medicine.  13:29-44. 2012
    2012 Salivary cortisol and soluble tumor necrosis factor-α receptor II responses to multiple experimental modalities of acute pain.Psychophysiology.  49:118-127. 2012
    2011 Subjective sleep quality and ethnicity are interactively related to standard and situation-specific measures of pain catastrophizing.Pain Medicine.  12:913-922. 2011
    2011 Ethnicity, catastrophizing, and qualities of the pain experience.Pain Medicine.  12:314-321. 2011
    2011 Psychological treatment of chronic pain.Annual Review of Clinical Psychology.  7:411-434. 2011
    2010 Perceived control moderates the influence of active coping on salivary cortisol response to acute pain among women but not men.Psychoneuroendocrinology.  35:944-948. 2010
    2010 Anger suppression predicts pain, emotional, and cardiovascular responses to the cold pressor.Annals of Behavioral Medicine.  39:211-221. 2010
    2010 Ethnicity moderates the influence of perceived social status on subjective sleep quality.Behavioral Sleep Medicine.  8:194-206. 2010
    2009 Pain catastrophizing mediates the relationship between self-reported strenuous exercise involvement and pain ratings: moderating role of anxiety sensitivity.Psychosomatic Medicine.  71:1018-1025. 2009
    2009 The association of the cortisol awakening response with experimental pain ratings.Psychoneuroendocrinology.  34:1247-1251. 2009
    2009 Associations between catastrophizing and endogenous pain-inhibitory processes: sex differences.Journal of Pain.  10:180-190. 2009
    1999 Maintenance of water balance in the twice-stabbed ladybird beetle, chilocorus cacti (coleoptera: Coccinellidae), despite heavy infestation by the mite, hemisarcoptes cooremani (acari: Acariformes)International Journal of Acarology.  25:337-340. 1999

    Education And Training

  • Doctor of Psychology in Human Services, University of Maryland System : Baltimore
  • Doctor of Psychology in Human Services, University of Maryland System : Baltimore County
  • Master of Social or Behavioral Sciences, Boston University
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  • Burel Goodin
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