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Select Publications (since 2014)

Red text indicates Pain Lab trainee/alum

Anastas, T.M., Stewart, J.C., Rand, K.L., & Hirsh, A.T. (in press). Pain in people experiencing homelessness: A scoping review. Annals of Behavioral Medicine.


Lynch Milder, M.K., McQuillan, M.E., Honaker, S.M., Miller, M.M., Tolley, J., Michel, M.A., Hirsh, A.T., & Williams, A.E. (in press). Concurrent and longitudinal associations among insomnia symptoms, internalizing problems, and chronic pain in youth. Health Psychology.

Mehok, L.E, Meints, S.M., Miller, M.M., Ashburn-Nardo, L., & Hirsh, A.T. (in press). Beliefs about race differences in pain vs. actual race differences in pain: An experimental investigation. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice.

Matthias, M.S., Adams, J., Burgess, D., Daggy, J., Eliacin, J., Flores, P., Hirsh, A.T., Myers, L.J., Perkins, A.J., Menen, T., Procento, P., Rand, K., Salyers, M.P., Shanahan, M., & Bair, M.J. (in press). Communication and activation in pain to enhance relationships and treat pain with equity (COOPERATE): Rationale, study design, methods, and sample characteristics. Contemporary Clinical Trials.

Ashton-James, C.E., Anderson, S.R., & Hirsh, A.T. (in press). Understanding the contribution of racially and ethnically discordant interactions to pain disparities: Proximal mechanisms and potential solutions. Pain.

Milder, M.K., Miller, M.M., Williams, A.E., Michel, M.A., Tolley, J., Scott, E.L., & Hirsh, A.T. (in press). Cross-sectional associations among components of injustice appraisals and functioning in adolescents with chronic pain. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

Matthias, M.S., Hirsh, A.T., Ofner, S., & Daggy, J. (in press). Exploring the relationships among social support, patient activation, and pain-related outcomes. Pain Medicine.

Baert, F., Van Ryckeghem, D.M.L., Sanchez-Lopez, A., Miller, M.M., Hirsh, A.T., Trost, Z., & Vervoort, T. (in press). The impact of maternal child- and self-oriented pain-related injustice appraisals upon maternal attention to child pain, attention to anger, and pain-attending behavior. British Journal of Pain.

Miller, M.M., Williams, A.E., Scott, E.L., Trost, Z. & Hirsh, A.T. (in press). Battle of the appraisals: Pain-related injustice versus catastrophizing as mediators in the relationship between pain intensity and 3-month outcomes in adolescents with chronic pain. The Journal of Pain.

Miller, M.M., Williams, A.E., Scott, E.L., Trost, Z. & Hirsh, A.T. (in press). Anger as a mechanism of injustice appraisals in pediatric chronic pain. The Journal of Pain.

Grant, A.D., Miller, M.M., Anastas, T.M., Quinn, P., Lok, B., & Hirsh, A.T. (in press). Opioid-related risk perceptions in chronic pain: influence of patient gender and prior misuse behaviors. Pain.

Kissi, A., Van Ryckeghem, D.M.L., Mende-Siedlecki, P., Hirsh, A.T., & Vervoort, T. (in press). Racial disparities in observers’ attention to and estimations of others’ pain. Pain.

Hollingshead, N.A., Vrany, E., Hsueh, L., Stewart, J.C., & Hirsh A.T. (2022). Language use and generation status are associated with chronic pain differences in Mexican Americans. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 24, 342-350.

Procento, P.M., Rand, K.L., Stewart, J.C., & Hirsh, A.T. (2021). Pain catastrophizing mediates and moderates the link between acute pain and working memory. The Journal of Pain, 22, 981-995.

Miller, M.M., Rumble, D.D., Hirsh, A.T., Vervoort, T., Crosby, L.E., Madan-Swain, A., Lebensburger, J., Hood, A.M., & Trost, Z. (2021). Pain-related injustice appraisals in youth with sickle cell disease: A preliminary investigation. Pain Medicine, 22, 2207-2217.

Daenen, F., McParland, J., Baert, F., Miller, M.M., Hirsh, A.T., & Vervoort, T. (2021). Child pain-related injustice appraisals mediate the relationship between just-world beliefs and pain-related functioning. European Journal of Pain, 25, 757-773.

Baert, F., McParland, J., Miller, M.M., Hirsh, A.T., Wallace, E., Dickson, A., Trost, Z., & Vervoort, T. (2020). Mothers’ appraisals of injustice in the context of their child’s chronic pain: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. European Journal of Pain, 24, 1932-1945.

Hirsh, A.T., Anastas, T.M., Miller, M.M., Quinn, P.D., & Kroenke, K. (2020). Patient race and opioid misuse history influence provider risk perceptions for future opioid-related problems. American Psychologist, 75, 784-795.

Anastas, T.M., Miller, M.M., Hollingshead, N.A., Stewart, J.C., Rand, K.L., & Hirsh, A.T. (2020). The unique and interactive effects of patient race, patient socioeconomic status, and provider attitudes on chronic pain care decisions. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 54, 771-782.


Karos, K., McParland, J.L., Bunzil, S., Devan, H., Hirsh, A.T., Kapos, F.P., Keogh, E., Moore, D., Tracy, L.M., & Ashton-James, C.E. (in press). The social threats of COVID-19 for people with chronic pain. Pain.


Miller, M.M., Lynch, M.K., Hirsh, A.T., & Williams, A.E. (2020). “It all seems so unfair”: Pain-related injustice appraisals in youth with chronic pain and their caregivers. Pediatric Pain Letter.


Baert, F., McParland, J., Miller, M.M., Hirsh, A.T., Wallace, E., Dickson, A., Trost, Z., & Vervoort, T. (2020). Mothers’ appraisals of injustice in the context of their child’s chronic pain: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. European Journal of Pain, 24, 1932-1945


Miller, M.M., Williams, A.E., Zapolski, T.C.B., Rand, K.L., & Hirsh, A.T. (2020). Assessment and treatment recommendations for pediatric pain: The influence of patient race, patient gender, and provider pain-related attitudes. The Journal of Pain, 21, 225-237.


Baert, F., Miller, M.M., Trost, Z., Hirsh, A.T., McParland, J., De Schryver, M., & Vervoort, T. (2020). Parental injustice appraisals in the context of child pain: Examining the construct and criterion validity of the IEQ-Pc and IEQ-Ps. The Journal of Pain, 21, 195-211.

Hirsh, A.T., Miller, M.M., Hollingshead, N.A., Anastas, T., Carnell, S.T., Lok, B.C., Chu, C., Zhang. Y., Robinson, M.E., Kroenke, K., & Ashburn-Nardo, L. (2019). A randomized controlled trial testing a virtual perspective-taking intervention to reduce race and SES disparities in pain care. Pain, 160, 2229-2240.

Anastas, T.M., Meints, S.M., Gleckman, A.D., & Hirsh, A.T. (2019). Social influences on peer judgments about chronic pain and disability. The Journal of Pain, 20, 698-705.

Mehok, L.E., Miller, M.M., Trost, Z., Goubert, L., De Ruddere, L., & Hirsh, A.T. (2019). Pain intensity and attribution mediate the impact of patient weight and gender on activity recommendations for chronic pain. Journal of Pain Research, 12, 2743-2753.


Miller, M.M., Meints, S.M., & Hirsh, A.T. (2018). Catastrophizing, pain, and functional outcomes for children with chronic pain: A meta-analytic review. Pain, 159, 2442-2460.

Meints, S.M., Mosher, C., Rand, K.L., Ashburn-Nardo, L., & Hirsh, A.T. (2018). An experimental investigation of the relationships among race, prayer, and pain. The Scandinavian Journal of Pain, 18, 545-553.

Miller, M.M., Wuest, D., Williams, A.E., Scott, E.L., Trost, Z., & Hirsh, A.T. (2018). Injustice perceptions about pain: parent-child discordance is associated with worse functional outcomes. Pain, 159, 1083-1089.

Stout, M.S., Meints, S.M., & Hirsh, A.T. (2018). Loneliness mediates the relationship between pain during intercourse and depressive symptoms among young women. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 47, 1687-1696.

Miller, M.M., Allison, A., Trost, Z., De Ruddere, L., Wheelis, T., Goubert, L., & Hirsh, A.T. (2018). Differential impact of patient weight on pain-related judgments about male and female chronic low back pain patients. The Journal of Pain, 19, 57-66.

Edmonds, B.T., McKenzie, F., Austgen, M.B., Ashburn-Nardo, L., Matthias, M.S., & Hirsh, A.T. (2017). Obstetrical providers’ management of chronic pain in pregnancy: A vignette study. Pain Medicine, 18, 832-841. 4


Meints, S.M., Stout, M., Abplanalp, S., & Hirsh, A.T. (2016). Pain-related rumination, but not magnification or helplessness, mediates race and sex differences in experimental pain. The Journal of Pain, 18, 332-339.


Hollingshead, N.A., Matthias, M.S., Bair, M.J., & Hirsh, A.T. (2016). Healthcare providers' perceptions of socioeconomically disadvantaged patients with chronic pain: A qualitative investigation. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 9, 35-44.


Hollingshead, N.A., Meints, S., Miller, M.M., Robinson, M.E., & Hirsh, A.T. (2016). A comparison of race-related pain stereotypes held by White and Black individuals. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 46, 718-723.


Miller, M.M., Scott, E.L., Trost, Z. & Hirsh, A.T. (2016). Perceived injustice is associated with pain and functional outcomes in children and adolescents with chronic pain: A preliminary investigation. The Journal of Pain, 17, 1217-1226.


Meints, S.M., Miller, M.M., & Hirsh, A.T. (2016). Differences in pain coping between Black and White Americans: A meta-analysis. The Journal of Pain, 17, 642-653.


Hollingshead, N.A., Vrany, E.A., Stewart, J.C., & Hirsh, A.T. (2016). Differences in Mexican Americans’ prevalence of chronic pain and co-occurring analgesic medication and substance use relative to Non-Hispanic White and Black Americans: Results from NHANES 1999-2004. Pain Medicine, 17, 1001-1009.


Hollingshead, N.A., Ashburn-Nardo, L., Stewart, J.C., & Hirsh, A.T. (2016). The pain experience of Hispanic Americans: A critical literature review and conceptual model. The Journal of Pain, 17, 513-528.


Boissoneault, J., Mundt, J.M., Bartley, E.J., Wandner, L.D., Hirsh, A.T., & Robinson, M.E. (2016). Assessment of the influence of demographic and professional characteristics on health care providers’ pain management decisions using virtual humans. Journal of Dental Education, 80, 578-587.


Hollingshead, N.A., Meints, S., Middleton, S.K., Free, C.A., & Hirsh, A.T. (2015). Examining influential factors in providers’ chronic pain treatment decisions: A comparison of physicians and medical students. BMC Medical Education, 15, 164.


Hirsh, A.T., Hollingshead, N.A., Ashburn-Nardo, L., & Kroenke, K. (2015). The interaction of patient race, provider bias, and clinical ambiguity on pain management decisions. The Journal of Pain, 16, 558-568.


Meints, S.M., & Hirsh, A.T. (2015). In-vivo praying and catastrophizing mediate the race differences in experimental pain sensitivity. The Journal of Pain, 16, 491-497.


Bartley, E.J., Boissoneault, J., Vargovich, A.M., Wandner, L.D., Hirsh, A.T., Lok, B.C., Heft, M. W., & Robinson, M.E. (2015). The influence of healthcare professional characteristics on pain management decisions. Pain Medicine, 16, 99-111.


Hollingshead, N.A., Matthias, M.S., Bair, M.J., & Hirsh, A.T. (2015). Impact of race and sex on pain management by medical trainees: A mixed-methods pilot study of decision-making and awareness of influence. Pain Medicine, 16, 280-290.


Hirsh, A.T., Hollingshead, N.A., Bair, M.J., Matthias, M.S., & Kroenke, K. (2014). Preferences, experience, and attitudes in the management of chronic pain and depression: A comparison of physicians and medical students. The Clinical Journal of Pain, 30, 766-774.


Molton, I.R., Hirsh, A.T., Smith, A., & Jensen, M.P. (2014). Age and the role of restricted activities in adjustment to disability related pain. Journal of Health Psychology, 19, 1025-1034.


Hirsh, A.T., Hollingshead, N.A., Matthias, M.S., Bair, M.J., & Kroenke, K. (2014). The influence of patient sex, provider sex, and sexist attitudes on pain treatment decisions. The Journal of Pain, 15, 551-559.


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