• 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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    2020 Neuropathic-like pain symptoms in a community-dwelling sample with or at risk for knee osteoarthritis 2020
    2020 Sex and gender are not the same: Why identity is important for people living with HIV and chronic pain 2020
    2019 At the Intersection of Ethnicity/Race and Poverty: Knee Pain and Physical Function 2019
    2019 Opioid prescription rates and risk for substantiated child abuse and neglect: A Bayesian spatiotemporal analysis 2019
    2019 Pain-Specific Resilience in People Living With HIV and Chronic Pain: Beneficial Associations With Coping Strategies and Catastrophizing 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 osteoarthritis 2019
    2019 Quality of Life in Youth With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) Treated With Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Therapy 2019
    2019 Resilience factors may buffer cellular aging in individuals with and without chronic knee pain 2019
    2019 Social support buffers the negative influence of perceived injustice on pain interference in people living with HIV and chronic pain 2019
    2019 Enhanced facilitation and diminished inhibition characterizes the pronociceptive endogenous pain modulatory balance of persons living with HIV and chronic pain 2019
    2019 Could epigenetics help explain racial disparities in chronic pain? 2019
    2019 Examining Injustice Appraisals in a Racially Diverse Sample of Individuals With Chronic Low Back Pain 2019
    2019 Understanding Barriers and Facilitators to the Uptake of Best Practices for the Treatment of Co-Occurring Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Disorder 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 2018
    2018 Higher habitual dietary caffeine consumption is related to lower experimental pain sensitivity in a community-based sample 2018
    2018 Intersectional health-related stigma in persons living with HIV and chronic pain: implications for depressive symptoms 2018
    2018 Evidence of disturbed sleep in children with eosinophilic esophagitis and persistent epigastric pain 2018
    2018 Disease-related predictors of health-related quality of life in youth with eosinophilic esophagitis 2018
    2018 Omega-6:Omega-3 PUFA Ratio, Pain, Functioning, and Distress in Adults with Knee Pain 2018
    2017 Detectable viral load may be associated with increased pain sensitivity in persons living with HIV: Preliminary findings 2017
    2017 Physical performance and movement-evoked pain profiles in community-dwelling individuals at risk for knee osteoarthritis 2017
    2017 Depressive Symptoms and Sleep Efficiency Sequentially Mediate Racial Differences in Temporal Summation of Mechanical Pain 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 sites 2017
    2017 Ethnicity, cortisol, and experimental pain responses among persons with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis 2017
    2017 Single Nucleotide Polymorphism in the COL11A2 Gene Associated with Heat Pain Sensitivity in Knee Osteoarthritis 2017
    2016 Experimental pain phenotyping in community-dwelling individuals with knee osteoarthritis 2016
    2016 An examination of pain catastrophizing and endogenous pain modulatory processes in adults with chronic low back pain 2016
    2016 Minority aging and endogenous pain facilitatory processes 2016
    2016 Enhanced Pain Sensitivity among Individuals with Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis: Potential Sex Differences in Central Sensitization 2016
    2015 Vitamin D status and pain sensitization in knee osteoarthritis: a critical review of the literature 2015
    2015 Intranasal oxytocin administration is associated with enhanced endogenous pain inhibition and reduced negative mood states 2015
    2015 A cross-sectional examination of Vitamin D, obesity, and measures of pain and function in middle-aged and older adults with knee osteoarthritis 2015
    2015 Disrupted sleep is associated with altered pain processing by sex and ethnicity in knee osteoarthritis 2015
    2015 Oxytocin-a multifunctional analgesic for chronic deep tissue pain 2015
    2015 Sex differences in experimental measures of pain sensitivity and endogenous pain inhibition. 2015
    2015 Topical review: Eosinophilic esophagitis in children: Implications for health-related quality of life and potential avenues for future research 2015
    2014 Age and race effects on pain sensitivity and modulation among middle-aged and older adults 2014
    2014 Optimism and the experience of pain: Benefits of seeing the glass as half full 2014
    2014 Pain Hypervigilance is Associated with Greater Clinical Pain Severity and Enhanced Experimental Pain Sensitivity Among Adults with Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis 2014
    2014 Racial and ethnic differences in older adults with knee osteoarthritis 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 2014
    2013 Association of pain with HbA1c in a predominantly black population of community-dwelling adults with diabetes: A cross-sectional analysis 2013
    2013 The association of sleep and pain: An update and a path forward 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] 2013
    2013 Perceived racial discrimination, but not mistrust of medical researchers, predicts the heat pain tolerance of african americans with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis 2013
    2013 Psychological profiles and pain characteristics of older adults with knee osteoarthritis 2013
    2013 Experimental pain sensitivity differs as a function of clinical pain severity in symptomatic knee osteoarthritis 2013
    2013 Reduction of conditioned pain modulation in humans by naltrexone: An exploratory study of the effects of pain catastrophizing 2013
    2013 Optimism and the experience of pain: benefits of seeing the glass as half full. 2013
    2013 Testing the relation between dispositional optimism and conditioned pain modulation: Does ethnicity matter? 2013
    2013 The association of greater dispositional optimism with less endogenous pain facilitation is indirectly transmitted through lower levels of pain catastrophizing 2013
    2013 Is the pain-reducing effect of opioid medication reliable? A psychophysical study of morphine and pentazocine analgesia 2013
    2012 Vitamin D, race, and experimental pain sensitivity in older adults with knee osteoarthritis 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 2012
    2012 Differences in suprathreshold heat pain responses and self-reported sleep quality between patients with temporomandibular joint disorder and healthy controls 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 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 2012
    2012 Salivary cortisol and soluble tumor necrosis factor-α receptor II responses to multiple experimental modalities of acute pain 2012
    2011 Psychological treatment of chronic pain 2011
    2011 Ethnicity, Catastrophizing, and Qualities of the Pain Experience 2011
    2011 Subjective sleep quality and ethnicity are interactively related to standard and situation-specific measures of pain catastrophizing 2011
    2010 Ethnicity moderates the influence of perceived social status on subjective sleep quality 2010
    2010 Perceived control moderates the influence of active coping on salivary cortisol response to acute pain among women but not men 2010
    2010 Anger suppression predicts pain, emotional, and cardiovascular responses to the cold pressor. 2010
    2009 Pain catastrophizing mediates the relationship between self-reported strenuous exercise involvement and pain ratings: Moderating role of anxiety sensitivity 2009
    2009 The association of the cortisol awakening response with experimental pain ratings 2009
    2009 Associations Between Catastrophizing and Endogenous Pain-Inhibitory Processes: Sex Differences 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) 1999

    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