John D. Otis, PhD

Research Associate Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

John Otis
617.353.9610
648 Beacon Street, 5th Floor

Biography

Dr. Otis has conducted research and produced scholarly writing about pain throughout the lifespan. Dr. Otis has focused his clinical research career on the development of innovative approaches to pain management, tailored to specialized patient populations. He is the author of Managing Chronic Pain (Oxford University Press: Treatments that Work Series). His most recent research focuses on the development of an intensive integrated treatment for Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) veterans who experience a variety of chronic pain conditions complicated my mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), spinal cord injury (SCI), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System
  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University

Education

  • University of Florida, PhD
  • University of West Florida, BA
  • University of West Florida, BS

Publications

  • Published on 8/6/2020

    Lacefield K, Samph SP, Orbon S, Otis J. Integrated intervention for comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder and fibromyalgia: A pilot study of women veterans. Psychol Trauma. 2020 Oct; 12(7):725-729. PMID: 32757579.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/11/2020

    Palfai TP, Saitz R, Kratzer MPL, Taylor JL, Otis JD, Bernstein JA. An integrated videoconferencing intervention for chronic pain and heavy drinking among patients in HIV-care: a proof-of-concept study. AIDS Care. 2020 09; 32(9):1133-1140. PMID: 32524827.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/1/2020

    Mun CJ, Otis JD, Concato J, Reid MC, Burg MM, Czlapinski R, Kerns RD. Further Examination of the Pain Stages of Change Questionnaires Among Chronic Low Back Pain Patients: Long-Term Predictive Validity of Pretreatment and Posttreatment Change Scores and Stability of Posttreatment Scores. Clin J Pain. 2020 03; 36(3):227. PMID: 31899724.

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  • Published on 1/1/2020

    Gromisch ES, Kerns RD, Czlapinski R, Beenken B, Otis J, Lo AC, Beauvais J. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the Management of Multiple Sclerosis-Related Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Int J MS Care. 2020 Jan-Feb; 22(1):8-14. PMID: 32123523.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/28/2019

    Kind S, Otis JD. The Interaction Between Chronic Pain and PTSD. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2019 Nov 28; 23(12):91. PMID: 31781875.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/1/2019

    Mun CJ, Otis JD, Concato J, Reid MC, Burg MM, Czlapinski R, Kerns RD. Further Examination of the Pain Stages of Change Questionnaires Among Chronic Low Back Pain Patients: Long-term Predictive Validity of Pretreatment and Posttreatment Change Scores and Stability of Posttreatment Scores. Clin J Pain. 2019 09; 35(9):744-752. PMID: 31149934.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 8/29/2019

    Palfai TP, Taylor JL, Saitz R, Kratzer MPL, Otis JD, Bernstein JA. Development of a tailored, telehealth intervention to address chronic pain and heavy drinking among people with HIV infection: integrating perspectives of patients in HIV care. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2019 08 29; 14(1):35. PMID: 31464645.

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  • Published on 3/26/2018

    Freed RD, Emmert-Aronson BO, Alschuler KN, Otis JD. Confirmatory factor analysis of the Coping Strategies Questionnaire-Revised for veterans with pain. Psychol Serv. 2019 Nov; 16(4):535-542. PMID: 29578740.

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  • Published on 3/15/2016

    Chow ET, Otis JD, Simons LE. The Longitudinal Impact of Parent Distress and Behavior on Functional Outcomes Among Youth With Chronic Pain. J Pain. 2016 Jun; 17(6):729-38. PMID: 26993960.

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  • Published on 1/1/2016

    Scioli-Salter E, Forman DE, Otis JD, Tun C, Allsup K, Marx CE, Hauger RL, Shipherd JC, Higgins D, Tyzik A, Rasmusson AM. Potential neurobiological benefits of exercise in chronic pain and posttraumatic stress disorder: Pilot study. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016; 53(1):95-106. PMID: 27006290.

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