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Diana M Higgins, Ph.D.


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  1. Reuman L, Solar C, MacLean RR, Halat AM, Rajeevan H, Williams DA, Heapy AA, Bair MJ, Krein SL, Kerns RD, Higgins DM. If you personalize it, will they use it?: Self-reported and observed use of a tailored, internet-based pain self-management program. Transl Behav Med. 2022 Feb 22. PMID: 35192703.
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  2. Higgins DM, Han L, Kerns RD, Driscoll MA, Heapy AA, Skanderson M, Lisi AJ, Mattocks KM, Brandt C, Haskell SG. Risk factors associated with healthcare utilization for spine pain. Pain Med. 2022 Jan 06. PMID: 34999899.
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  3. Coleman BC, Goulet JL, Higgins DM, Bathulapalli H, Kawecki T, Ruser CB, Bastian LA, Martino S, Piette JD, Edmond SN, Heapy AA. ICD-10 Coding of Musculoskeletal Conditions in the Veterans Health Administration. Pain Med. 2021 Nov 26; 22(11):2597-2603. PMID: 33944953.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Moy ML, Daniel RA, Cruz Rivera PN, Mongiardo MA, Goldstein RL, Higgins DM, Salat DH. Co-occurrence of pain and dyspnea in Veterans with COPD: Relationship to functional status and a pilot study of neural correlates using structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging. PLoS One. 2021; 16(7):e0254653. PMID: 34265003.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Sellinger JJ, Martino S, Lazar C, Mattocks K, Rando K, Serowik K, Ablondi K, Fenton B, Gilstad-Hayden K, Brummett B, Holtzheimer PE, Higgins D, Reznik TE, Semiatin AM, Stapley T, Ngo T, Rosen MI. The acceptability and feasibility of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment for pain management among new England veterans with chronic pain: A pilot study. Pain Pract. 2022 Jan; 22(1):28-38. PMID: 33934499.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Solar C, Halat AM, MacLean RR, Rajeevan H, Williams DA, Krein SL, Heapy AA, Bair MJ, Kerns RD, Higgins DM. Predictors of engagement in an internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy program for veterans with chronic low back pain. Transl Behav Med. 2021 06 17; 11(6):1274-1282. PMID: 33098304.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Heapy AA, Tankha H, Higgins DM, Driscoll M, LaChappelle KM, Goulet JL, Buta E, Piette JD, Kerns RD, Krein SL. Incorporating walking into cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic pain: safety and effectiveness of a personalized walking intervention. J Behav Med. 2021 04; 44(2):260-269. PMID: 33386530.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Martino S, Lazar C, Sellinger J, Gilstad-Hayden K, Fenton B, Barnett PG, Brummett BR, Higgins DM, Holtzheimer P, Mattocks K, Ngo T, Reznik TE, Semiatin AM, Stapley T, Rosen MI. Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment for Pain Management for Veterans Seeking Service-Connection Payments for Musculoskeletal Disorders: SBIRT-PM Study Protocol. Pain Med. 2020 12 12; 21(12 Suppl 2):S110-S117. PMID: 33313731.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  9. Heapy AA, Driscoll MA, Buta E, LaChappelle KM, Edmond S, Krein SL, Piette JD, Mattocks K, Murphy JL, DeBar L, MacLean RR, Ankawi B, Kawecki T, Martino S, Wagner T, Higgins DM. Co-Operative Pain Education and Self-management (COPES) Expanding Treatment for Real-World Access (ExTRA): Pragmatic Trial Protocol. Pain Med. 2020 12 12; 21(12 Suppl 2):S21-S28. PMID: 33313733.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsCTClinical Trials
  10. Higgins DM, Heapy AA, Buta E, LaChappelle KM, Serowik KL, Czlapinski R, Kerns RD. A randomized controlled trial of cognitive behavioral therapy compared with diabetes education for diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain. J Health Psychol. 2022 03; 27(3):649-662. PMID: 33070667.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Higgins DM, Buta E, Heapy AA, Driscoll MA, Kerns RD, Masheb R, Becker WC, Hausmann LRM, Bair MJ, Wandner L, Janke EA, Brandt CA, Goulet JL. The Relationship Between Body Mass Index and Pain Intensity Among Veterans with Musculoskeletal Disorders: Findings from the MSD Cohort Study. Pain Med. 2020 10 01; 21(10):2563-2572. PMID: 32186722.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Wandner LD, Fenton BT, Goulet JL, Carroll CM, Heapy A, Higgins DM, Bair MJ, Sandbrink F, Kerns RD. Treatment of a Large Cohort of Veterans Experiencing Musculoskeletal Disorders with Spinal Cord Stimulation in the Veterans Health Administration: Veteran Characteristics and Outcomes. J Pain Res. 2020; 13:1687-1697. PMID: 32753944.
  13. Mattocks K, Rosen MI, Sellinger J, Ngo T, Brummett B, Higgins DM, Reznik TE, Holtzheimer P, Semiatin AM, Stapley T, Martino S. Pain Care in the Department of Veterans Affairs: Understanding How a Cultural Shift in Pain Care Impacts Provider Decisions and Collaboration. Pain Med. 2020 05 01; 21(5):970-977. PMID: 31886869.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Higgins DM, Buta E, Williams DA, Halat A, Bair MJ, Heapy AA, Krein SL, Rajeevan H, Rosen MI, Kerns RD. Internet-Based Pain Self-Management for Veterans: Feasibility and Preliminary Efficacy of the Pain EASE Program. Pain Pract. 2020 04; 20(4):357-370. PMID: 31778281.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  15. Lisi AJ, Corcoran KL, DeRycke EC, Bastian LA, Becker WC, Edmond SN, Goertz CM, Goulet JL, Haskell SG, Higgins DM, Kawecki T, Kerns RD, Mattocks K, Ramsey C, Ruser CB, Brandt CA. Opioid Use Among Veterans of Recent Wars Receiving Veterans Affairs Chiropractic Care. Pain Med. 2018 09 01; 19(suppl_1):S54-S60. PMID: 30203014.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Driscoll MA, Knobf MT, Higgins DM, Heapy A, Lee A, Haskell S. Patient Experiences Navigating Chronic Pain Management in an Integrated Health Care System: A Qualitative Investigation of Women and Men. Pain Med. 2018 09 01; 19(suppl_1):S19-S29. PMID: 30203009.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Higgins DM, LaChappelle KM, Serowik KL, Driscoll MA, Lee A, Heapy AA. Predictors of Participation in a Nonpharmacological Intervention for Chronic Back Pain. Pain Med. 2018 09 01; 19(suppl_1):S76-S83. PMID: 30753730.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Becker WC, DeBar LL, Heapy AA, Higgins D, Krein SL, Lisi A, Makris UE, Allen KD. A Research Agenda for Advancing Non-pharmacological Management of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: Findings from a VHA State-of-the-art Conference. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 05; 33(Suppl 1):11-15. PMID: 29633136.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Edmond SN, Becker WC, Driscoll MA, Decker SE, Higgins DM, Mattocks KM, Kerns RD, Haskell SG. Use of Non-Pharmacological Pain Treatment Modalities Among Veterans with Chronic Pain: Results from a Cross-Sectional Survey. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 05; 33(Suppl 1):54-60. PMID: 29633141.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Higgins DM, Martin AM, Baker DG, Vasterling JJ, Risbrough V. The Relationship Between Chronic Pain and Neurocognitive Function: A Systematic Review. Clin J Pain. 2018 03; 34(3):262-275. PMID: 28719507.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Scioli-Salter ER, Smith BN, McSheffrey S, Bair MJ, Sillice MA, Driscoll M, Higgins DM, Allsup K, Amalathas A, Gerber MR. Self-Efficacy for Adoption and Maintenance of Exercise Among Fibromyalgia Patients: A Pilot Study. Am J Lifestyle Med. 2020 Jul-Aug; 14(4):437-442. PMID: 33281524.
    Citations: 1     
  22. Driscoll MA, Higgins D, Shamaskin-Garroway A, Burger A, Buta E, Goulet JL, Heapy A, Kerns RD, Brandt CA, Haskell SG. Examining Gender as a Correlate of Self-Reported Pain Treatment Use Among Recent Service Veterans with Deployment-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders. Pain Med. 2017 Sep 01; 18(9):1767-1777. PMID: 28379576.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Heapy AA, Higgins DM, Goulet JL, LaChappelle KM, Driscoll MA, Czlapinski RA, Buta E, Piette JD, Krein SL, Kerns RD. Interactive Voice Response-Based Self-management for Chronic Back Pain: The COPES Noninferiority Randomized Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 06 01; 177(6):765-773. PMID: 28384682.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Higgins DM, Fenton BT, Driscoll MA, Heapy AA, Kerns RD, Bair MJ, Carroll C, Brennan PL, Burgess DJ, Piette JD, Haskell SG, Brandt CA, Goulet JL. Gender Differences in Demographic and Clinical Correlates among Veterans with Musculoskeletal Disorders. Womens Health Issues. 2017 Jul - Aug; 27(4):463-470. PMID: 28325585.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Goulet JL, Kerns RD, Bair M, Becker WC, Brennan P, Burgess DJ, Carroll CM, Dobscha S, Driscoll MA, Fenton BT, Fraenkel L, Haskell SG, Heapy AA, Higgins DM, Hoff RA, Hwang U, Justice AC, Piette JD, Sinnott P, Wandner L, Womack JA, Brandt CA. The musculoskeletal diagnosis cohort: examining pain and pain care among veterans. Pain. 2016 08; 157(8):1696-1703. PMID: 27023420.
    Citations: 47     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Stojanovic MP, Fonda J, Fortier CB, Higgins DM, Rudolph JL, Milberg WP, McGlinchey RE. Influence of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on Pain Intensity Levels in OEF/OIF/OND Veterans. Pain Med. 2016 11; 17(11):2017-2025. PMID: 27040665.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Heapy AA, Higgins DM, LaChappelle KM, Kirlin J, Goulet JL, Czlapinski RA, Buta E, Piette JD, Krein SL, Richardson CR, Kerns RD. Cooperative pain education and self-management (COPES): study design and protocol of a randomized non-inferiority trial of an interactive voice response-based self-management intervention for chronic low back pain. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2016 Feb 16; 17:85. PMID: 26879051.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Higgins DM, Buta E, Dorflinger L, Masheb RM, Ruser CB, Goulet JL, Heapy AA. Prevalence and correlates of painful conditions and multimorbidity in national sample of overweight/obese Veterans. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016; 53(1):71-82. PMID: 26933823.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Burgess DJ, Gravely AA, Nelson DB, Bair MJ, Kerns RD, Higgins DM, Farmer MM, Partin MR. Association between pain outcomes and race and opioid treatment: Retrospective cohort study of Veterans. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016; 53(1):13-24. PMID: 26933921.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  30. 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.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Masheb RM, Lutes LD, Kim HM, Holleman RG, Goodrich DE, Janney CA, Kirsh S, Higgins DM, Richardson CR, Damschroder LJ. Weight loss outcomes in patients with pain. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015 Sep; 23(9):1778-84. PMID: 26237112.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Heapy AA, Higgins DM, Cervone D, Wandner L, Fenton BT, Kerns RD. A Systematic Review of Technology-assisted Self-Management Interventions for Chronic Pain: Looking Across Treatment Modalities. Clin J Pain. 2015 Jun; 31(6):470-92. PMID: 25411862.
    Citations: 39     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Driscoll MA, Higgins DM, Seng EK, Buta E, Goulet JL, Heapy AA, Kerns RD, Brandt CA, Haskell SG. Trauma, social support, family conflict, and chronic pain in recent service veterans: does gender matter? Pain Med. 2015 Jun; 16(6):1101-11. PMID: 25930005.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Goulet JL, Martinello RA, Bathulapalli H, Higgins D, Driscoll MA, Brandt CA, Womack JA. STI diagnosis and HIV testing among OEF/OIF/OND veterans. Med Care. 2014 Dec; 52(12):1064-7. PMID: 25334054.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  35. Stojanovic MP, Higgins DM, Popescu A, Bogduk N. COMBI: a convenient tool for clinical outcome assessment in conventional practice. Pain Med. 2015 Mar; 16(3):513-9. PMID: 25312899.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Higgins DM, Buta E, Dorflinger L, Heapy AA, Ruser CB, Goulet JL, Masheb RM. Psychometric properties of a MOVE!23 subscale: Perceived Contributors to Weight Change in a national sample of veterans. J Health Psychol. 2016 07; 21(7):1394-403. PMID: 25293969.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  37. Higgins DM, Kerns RD, Brandt CA, Haskell SG, Bathulapalli H, Gilliam W, Goulet JL. Persistent pain and comorbidity among Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/operation New Dawn veterans. Pain Med. 2014 May; 15(5):782-90. PMID: 24548466.
    Citations: 43     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Burgess DJ, Nelson DB, Gravely AA, Bair MJ, Kerns RD, Higgins DM, van Ryn M, Farmer M, Partin MR. Racial differences in prescription of opioid analgesics for chronic noncancer pain in a national sample of veterans. J Pain. 2014 Apr; 15(4):447-55. PMID: 24440840.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Higgins DM, Dorflinger L, MacGregor KL, Heapy AA, Goulet JL, Ruser C. Binge eating behavior among a national sample of overweight and obese veterans. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 May; 21(5):900-3. PMID: 23784891.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. Burgess DJ, Gravely AA, Nelson DB, van Ryn M, Bair MJ, Kerns RD, Higgins DM, Partin MR. A national study of racial differences in pain screening rates in the VA health care system. Clin J Pain. 2013 Feb; 29(2):118-23. PMID: 23183265.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  41. Gilles A, Cassano M, Shepherd EJ, Higgins D, Hecker JE, Nangle DW. Comparing active pediatric obesity treatments using meta-analysis. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2008 Oct; 37(4):886-92. PMID: 18991137.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  42. Higgins DM, Hecker JE. A randomized trial of brief cognitive-behavioral therapy for prevention of generalized anxiety disorder. J Clin Psychiatry. 2008 Aug; 69(8):1336. PMID: 18816156.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  43. Heapy AA, Stroud MW, Higgins DM, Sellinger JJ. Tailoring cognitive-behavioral therapy for chronic pain: a case example. J Clin Psychol. 2006 Nov; 62(11):1345-54. PMID: 16937347.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  44. Bailey WC, Higgins DM, Richards BM, Richards JM. Asthma severity: a factor analytic investigation. Am J Med. 1992 Sep; 93(3):263-9. PMID: 1524077.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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