• 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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    2023 Antiracism CoaliTION in Pain Research (ACTION-PR): Guiding Principles for Equity in ReportingPain Forum.  24:19-21. 2023
    2022 Epigenome-wide DNA methylation profiling of conditioned pain modulation in individuals with non-specific chronic low back painClinical Epigenetics.  14. 2022
    2022 Preserving independence among under-resourced older adults in the Southeastern United States: existing barriers and potential strategies for researchInternational Journal for Equity in Health.  21. 2022
    2022 Sleep Disturbances and Chronic Pain in People with HIV: Implications for HIV-Associated Neurocognitive DisordersCurrent sleep medicine reports.  8:124-131. 2022
    2022 Manifestations of Opioid Stigma in Patients with Advanced Cancer: Perspectives from Patients and Their Support ProvidersJco Oncology Practice.  18:E1594-E1602. 2022
    2022 Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII) is Associated with Movement-Evoked Pain Severity in Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain: Sociodemographic Differences.Pain Forum.  23:1437-1447. 2022
    2022 The neurobiology of social stress resulting from Racism: Implications for pain disparities among racialized minoritiesNeurobiology of Pain.  12. 2022
    2022 Confronting Racism in All Forms of Pain Research: A Shared Commitment for Engagement, Diversity, and DisseminationPain Forum.  23:913-928. 2022
    2022 Confronting Racism in All Forms of Pain Research: Reframing Study DesignsPain Forum.  23:893-912. 2022
    2022 Confronting Racism in Pain Research: A Call to ActionPain Forum.  23:878-892. 2022
    2022 Social determinants of trauma care: Associations of race, insurance status, and place on opioid prescriptions, postdischarge referrals, and mortalityJournal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.  92:897-905. 2022
    2022 Somatic Symptoms in Adolescents With an Ill ParentPsychosomatic Medicine.  84:421-428. 2022
    2022 Associations between pain catastrophizing and resting-state functional brain connectivity: Ethnic/race group differences in persons with chronic knee painJournal of Neuroscience Research.  100:1047-1062. 2022
    2022 Vulnerable Dispositional Traits and Chronic Pain: Predisposing but not PredeterminingPain Forum.  23:693-705. 2022
    2022 Chronic Pain Severity and Sociodemographics: An Evaluation of the Neurobiological InterfacePain Forum.  23:248-262. 2022
    2022 Framework for opioid stigma in cancer painPain.  163:E182-E189. 2022
    2022 Intersectional HIV and Chronic Pain Stigma: Implications for Mood, Sleep, and Pain SeverityJournal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care.  21. 2022
    2022 Cognitive-Affective-Behavioral Pathways Linking Adversity and Discrimination to Daily Pain in African-American AdultsJournal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities2022
    2022 Differential DNA methylation in Black and White individuals with chronic low back pain enrich different genomic pathwaysNeurobiology of Pain.  11. 2022
    2022 Disordered sleep and its association with academic performance and functioning 2022
    2022 Insomnia severity and depressive symptoms in people living with HIV and chronic pain: associations with opioid use 2022
    2022 Racial Differences in 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D and Self-Reported Pain Severity in a Sample of Individuals Living with Non-Specific Chronic Low Back Pain.Journal of Pain Research.  15:3859-3867. 2022
    2022 Racial, Gender, and Neighborhood-Level Disparities in Pediatric Trauma CareJournal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities2022
    2022 The Area Deprivation Index Corresponds Effectively With Other Measures of Objective Socioeconomic Status in Adults With Chronic LowJournal of Nursing Measurement.  30:433-448. 2022
    2021 Knee pain trajectories over 18 months in non-Hispanic Black and non-Hispanic White adults with or at risk for knee osteoarthritisBMC Musculoskeletal Disorders.  22. 2021
    2021 Sleep and neighborhood socioeconomic status: a micro longitudinal study of chronic low-back pain and pain-free individualsJournal of Behavioral Medicine.  44:811-821. 2021
    2021 Temporal summation of mechanical pain prospectively predicts movement-evoked pain severity in adults with chronic low back painBMC Musculoskeletal Disorders.  22. 2021
    2021 A Mediation Appraisal of Catastrophizing, Pain-Related Outcomes, and Race in Adults With Knee OsteoarthritisPain Forum.  22:1452-1466. 2021
    2021 Patterns and Correlates of Self-Management Strategies for Osteoarthritis-Related Pain Among Older Non-Hispanic Black and Non-Hispanic White AdultsArthritis Care and Research.  73:1648-1658. 2021
    2021 Exemptions to state laws regulating opioid prescribing for patients with cancer-related pain: A summaryCancer.  127:3137-3144. 2021
    2021 Associations of pain catastrophizing with pain-related brain structure in individuals with or at risk for knee osteoarthritis: Sociodemographic considerations 2021
    2021 Predicting pain among female survivors of recent interpersonal violence: A proof-of-concept machine-learning approachPLoS One.  16. 2021
    2021 Resilience, pain, and the brain: Relationships differ by sociodemographicsJournal of Neuroscience Research.  99:1207-1235. 2021
    2021 Pain and internalizing symptoms in youth with gastrointestinal conditions including recurrent abdominal pain, eosinophilic esophagitis, and gastroesophageal reflux diseaseChildren's Health Care.  50:28-43. 2021
    2021 Relationships between Chronic Pain Stage, Cognition, Temporal Lobe Cortex, and Sociodemographic VariablesJournal of Alzheimer's Disease.  80:1539-1551. 2021
    2021 SPECIAL ISSUE HIV and CHRONIC PAIN (The Global Task Force for Chronic Pain in People with HIV (PWH): Developing a research agenda in an emerging field) 2021
    2021 Sociodemographic Differences in Pain Medication Usage and Healthcare Provider Utilization Among Adults With Chronic Low Back Pain.Frontiers in Pain Research.  2:806310. 2021
    2020 Risk models for predicting the health-related quality of life of caregivers of youth with gastrointestinal concernsQuality of Life Research.  29:3343-3351. 2020
    2020 Increasing age is associated with elevated circulating interleukin-6 and enhanced temporal summation of mechanical pain in people living with HIV and chronic painPAIN Reports.  5:E859. 2020
    2020 Pain relief for osteoarthritis through combined treatment (PROACT): Protocol for a randomized controlled trial of mindfulness meditation combined with transcranial direct current stimulation in non-Hispanic black and white adults with knee osteoarthritisContemporary Clinical Trials.  98. 2020
    2020 Heme attenuates beta-endorphin levels in leukocytes of HIV positive individuals with chronic widespread painRedox Biology.  36. 2020
    2020 Race, social status, and depressive symptoms: A moderated mediation analysis of chronic low back pain interference and severityEuropean Journal of Pain.  36:658-666. 2020
    2020 Psychological Predictors of Perceived Age and Chronic Pain Impact in Individuals with and without Knee OsteoarthritisClinical Journal of Pain.  36:569-577. 2020
    2020 Chronic pain in people with HIV: a common comorbidity and threat to quality of life.Pain Management.  10:253-260. 2020
    2020 Understanding Barriers and Facilitators to the Uptake of Best Practices for the Treatment of Co-Occurring Chronic Pain and Opioid Use DisorderJournal of Dual Diagnosis.  16:239-249. 2020
    2020 Everyday discrimination in adults with knee pain: The role of perceived stress and pain catastrophizingJournal of Pain Research.  13:883-895. 2020
    2020 Identification of DNA methylation associated enrichment pathways in adults with non-specific chronic low back painMolecular Pain.  16. 2020
    2020 Neuropathic-like pain symptoms in a community-dwelling sample with or at risk for knee osteoarthritisPain Medicine.  21:125-137. 2020
    2020 Perceived injustice helps explain the association between chronic pain stigma and movement-evoked pain in adults with nonspecific chronic low back painPain Medicine.  21:3161-3171. 2020
    2020 Sex and gender are not the same: Why identity is important for people living with HIV and chronic painJournal of Pain Research.  13:829-835. 2020
    2019 At the Intersection of Ethnicity/Race and Poverty: Knee Pain and Physical FunctionJournal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.  6:1131-1143. 2019
    2019 Opioid prescription rates and risk for substantiated child abuse and neglect: A Bayesian spatiotemporal analysisDrug and Alcohol Dependence.  205. 2019
    2019 Pain-Specific Resilience in People Living With HIV and Chronic Pain: Beneficial Associations With Coping Strategies and CatastrophizingFrontiers in Psychology.  10. 2019
    2019 Movement-evoked pain, physical function, and perceived stress: An observational study of ethnic/racial differences in aging non-Hispanic Blacks and non-Hispanic Whites with knee osteoarthritisExperimental Gerontology.  124. 2019
    2019 Quality of Life in Youth With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) Treated With Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) TherapyBehavioral Sleep Medicine.  17:238-245. 2019
    2019 Resilience factors may buffer cellular aging in individuals with and without chronic knee painMolecular Pain.  15. 2019
    2019 Race/Ethnicity Moderates the Association Between Psychosocial Resilience and Movement-Evoked Pain in Knee OsteoarthritisACR Open Rheumatology.  1:16-25. 2019
    2019 Social support buffers the negative influence of perceived injustice on pain interference in people living with HIV and chronic painPAIN Reports.  4. 2019
    2019 Enhanced facilitation and diminished inhibition characterizes the pronociceptive endogenous pain modulatory balance of persons living with HIV and chronic painJournal of NeuroVirology.  25:57-71. 2019
    2019 Could epigenetics help explain racial disparities in chronic pain?Journal of Pain Research.  12:701-710. 2019
    2019 Examining Injustice Appraisals in a Racially Diverse Sample of Individuals With Chronic Low Back PainPain Forum.  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 OsteoarthritisClinical Journal of Pain.  34:1164-1172. 2018
    2018 Higher habitual dietary caffeine consumption is related to lower experimental pain sensitivity in a community-based samplePsychopharmacology.  235:3167-3176. 2018
    2018 Intersectional health-related stigma in persons living with HIV and chronic pain: implications for depressive symptoms 2018
    2018 Disease-related predictors of health-related quality of life in youth with eosinophilic esophagitisJournal of Pediatric Psychology.  43:464-471. 2018
    2018 Evidence of disturbed sleep in children with eosinophilic esophagitis and persistent epigastric painJournal of Pediatric Psychology.  43:331-341. 2018
    2018 Omega-6:Omega-3 PUFA Ratio, Pain, Functioning, and Distress in Adults with Knee PainClinical Journal of Pain.  34:182-189. 2018
    2017 Detectable viral load may be associated with increased pain sensitivity in persons living with HIV: Preliminary findingsPain Medicine.  18:2289-2295. 2017
    2017 Physical performance and movement-evoked pain profiles in community-dwelling individuals at risk for knee osteoarthritisExperimental Gerontology.  98:186-191. 2017
    2017 Depressive Symptoms and Sleep Efficiency Sequentially Mediate Racial Differences in Temporal Summation of Mechanical PainAnnals of Behavioral Medicine.  51:673-682. 2017
    2017 Brief Report: IL-1β Levels Are Associated with Chronic Multisite Pain in People Living with HIV 2017
    2017 Accelerated aging in adults with knee osteoarthritis pain: Consideration for frequency, intensity, time, and total pain sitesPAIN Reports.  2. 2017
    2017 Ethnicity, cortisol, and experimental pain responses among persons with symptomatic knee osteoarthritisClinical Journal of Pain.  33:820-826. 2017
    2017 Single Nucleotide Polymorphism in the COL11A2 Gene Associated with Heat Pain Sensitivity in Knee OsteoarthritisMolecular Pain.  13. 2017
    2016 Experimental pain phenotyping in community-dwelling individuals with knee osteoarthritisPain.  157:2104-2114. 2016
    2016 An examination of pain catastrophizing and endogenous pain modulatory processes in adults with chronic low back painPain Medicine.  17:1452-1464. 2016
    2016 Minority aging and endogenous pain facilitatory processesPain Medicine.  17:1037-1048. 2016
    2016 Enhanced Pain Sensitivity among Individuals with Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis: Potential Sex Differences in Central SensitizationArthritis Care and Research.  68:472-480. 2016
    2015 Vitamin D status and pain sensitization in knee osteoarthritis: a critical review of the literaturePain Management.  5:447-453. 2015
    2015 Intranasal oxytocin administration is associated with enhanced endogenous pain inhibition and reduced negative mood statesClinical 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 researchJournal of Pediatric Psychology.  40:727-732. 2015
    2015 Disrupted sleep is associated with altered pain processing by sex and ethnicity in knee osteoarthritisPain Forum.  16:478-490. 2015
    2015 A cross-sectional examination of Vitamin D, obesity, and measures of pain and function in middle-aged and older adults with knee osteoarthritisClinical Journal of Pain.  31:1060-1067. 2015
    2015 Oxytocin-a multifunctional analgesic for chronic deep tissue painCurrent 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
    2014 Pain Hypervigilance is Associated with Greater Clinical Pain Severity and Enhanced Experimental Pain Sensitivity Among Adults with Symptomatic Knee OsteoarthritisAnnals of Behavioral Medicine.  48:50-60. 2014
    2014 Age and race effects on pain sensitivity and modulation among middle-aged and older adultsPain Forum.  15:272-282. 2014
    2014 Racial and ethnic differences in older adults with knee osteoarthritisArthritis 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 differencesPsychosomatic Medicine.  76:302-310. 2014
    2013 Association of pain with HbA1c in a predominantly black population of community-dwelling adults with diabetes: A cross-sectional analysisDiabetic Medicine.  30:1466-1471. 2013
    2013 The association of sleep and pain: An update and a path forwardPain Forum.  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 osteoarthritisHealth Psychology.  32:1117-1126. 2013
    2013 Psychological profiles and pain characteristics of older adults with knee osteoarthritisArthritis Care and Research.  65:1786-1794. 2013
    2013 Experimental pain sensitivity differs as a function of clinical pain severity in symptomatic knee osteoarthritisOsteoarthritis and Cartilage.  21:1243-1252. 2013
    2013 Reduction of conditioned pain modulation in humans by naltrexone: An exploratory study of the effects of pain catastrophizingJournal 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. 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 The association of greater dispositional optimism with less endogenous pain facilitation is indirectly transmitted through lower levels of pain catastrophizingPain Forum.  14:126-135. 2013
    2013 Is the pain-reducing effect of opioid medication reliable? A psychophysical study of morphine and pentazocine analgesiaPain.  154:476-483. 2013
    2012 Vitamin D, race, and experimental pain sensitivity in older adults with knee osteoarthritisArthritis 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 sampleBiological 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 controlsEuropean 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 painClinical 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 studyPain Medicine.  13:29-44. 2012
    2012 Salivary cortisol and soluble tumor necrosis factor-α receptor II responses to multiple experimental modalities of acute painPsychophysiology.  49:118-127. 2012
    2011 Psychological treatment of chronic painAnnual Review of Clinical Psychology.  7:411-434. 2011
    2011 Ethnicity, Catastrophizing, and Qualities of the Pain ExperiencePain Medicine.  12:314-321. 2011
    2011 Subjective sleep quality and ethnicity are interactively related to standard and situation-specific measures of pain catastrophizingPain Medicine.  12:913-922. 2011
    2010 Ethnicity moderates the influence of perceived social status on subjective sleep qualityBehavioral Sleep Medicine.  8:194-206. 2010
    2010 Perceived control moderates the influence of active coping on salivary cortisol response to acute pain among women but not menPsychoneuroendocrinology.  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
    2009 Pain catastrophizing mediates the relationship between self-reported strenuous exercise involvement and pain ratings: Moderating role of anxiety sensitivityPsychosomatic Medicine.  71:1018-1025. 2009
    2009 The association of the cortisol awakening response with experimental pain ratingsPsychoneuroendocrinology.  34:1247-1251. 2009
    2009 Associations Between Catastrophizing and Endogenous Pain-Inhibitory Processes: Sex DifferencesPain Forum.  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

    Research Overview

  • Endogenous pain modulation, neuroendocrinology, racial and ethnic disparities in pain, biopsychosocial model of chronic pain
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Psychology in Human Services, University of Maryland System : Baltimore 2010
  • Doctor of Psychology in Human Services, University of Maryland System : Baltimore County 2010
  • Master of Social or Behavioral Sciences, Boston University 2004
  • Full Name

  • Burel Goodin