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Eric Alan Moulton, O.D., Ph.D.

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University of Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore, MDPhD12/2004Neuroscience
New England College of Optometry, Boston, MAOD05/2016Optometry
Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award

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  1. U01EY034686 (MOULTON, ERIC ALAN) Sep 30, 2022 - Aug 31, 2027
    Differentiation of Clinical Phenotypes of Inflammatory and Neuropathic Ocular Pain Conditions with Morphologic Measures and Functional Brain Imaging
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. (MOULTON, ERIC ALAN) May 1, 2021 - May 1, 2022
    The Cathedral Fund - The David Borsook Project Fund Award
    Neuroplasticity of pain pathways and corneal afferent regeneration following corneal cross-linking (CXL) in keratoconus patients
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. I01CX002015 (GALOR, ANAT) Apr 1, 2020 - Mar 31, 2024
    VA CSR&D
    Neural mechanisms underlying photophobia and dry eye
    Role: Co-Investigator
  4. (MOULTON, ERIC ALAN) Jul 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2019
    Mayday Foundation
    Pediatric migraine: corneal afferent innervation as a biomarker
    Role: Principal Investigator
  5. R21CA185870 (MOULTON, ERIC ALAN) Sep 23, 2014 - Aug 31, 2017
    Posterior cerebellar resection and pain processing in the pediatric brain
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Choudhury A, Reyes N, Galor A, Mehra D, Felix E, Moulton EA. Clinical Neuroimaging of Photophobia in Individuals With Chronic Ocular Surface Pain. Am J Ophthalmol. 2023 Feb; 246:20-30. PMID: 36223850.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  2. Moustaqim-Barrette M, Moulton EA. Frontiers in Ophthalmology (Lausanne). Opinion: Is pain an overlooked patient outcome? Elevating post-operative pain above a footnote. 2022. View Publication.
  3. Pondelis NJ, Moulton EA. Supraspinal Mechanisms Underlying Ocular Pain. Front Med (Lausanne). 2021; 8:768649. PMID: 35211480; PMCID: PMC8862711.
  4. van der Valk Bouman ES, Pump H, Borsook D, Severinsky B, Wisse RP, Saeed HN, Moulton EA. Pain mechanisms and management in corneal cross-linking: a review. BMJ Open Ophthalmol. 2021; 6(1):e000878. PMID: 34901466.
  5. Meeker TJ, Quiton RL, Moulton EA. In memoriam: Joel D. Greenspan 1952 to 2021. Pain. 2021 Oct 01; 162(10):2459-2463. PMID: 34224499.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  6. Maallo AMS, Moulton EA, Sieberg CB, Giddon DB, Borsook D, Holmes SA. A lateralized model of the pain-depression dyad. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2021 08; 127:876-883. PMID: 34090918; PMCID: PMC8289740.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Dieckmann G, Borsook D, Moulton E. Neuropathic corneal pain and dry eye: a continuum of nociception. Br J Ophthalmol. 2022 08; 106(8):1039-1043. PMID: 33931393.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Styliadis C, Leung R, Özcan S, Moulton EA, Pang E, Taylor MJ, Papadelis C. Atypical spatiotemporal activation of cerebellar lobules during emotional face processing in adolescents with autism. Hum Brain Mapp. 2021 05; 42(7):2099-2114. PMID: 33528852; PMCID: PMC8046060.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Maleki N, Szabo E, Becerra L, Moulton E, Scrivani SJ, Burstein R, Borsook D. Ictal and interictal brain activation in episodic migraine: Neural basis for extent of allodynia. PLoS One. 2021; 16(1):e0244320. PMID: 33395413.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Diel RJ, Mehra D, Kardon R, Buse DC, Moulton E, Galor A. Photophobia: shared pathophysiology underlying dry eye disease, migraine and traumatic brain injury leading to central neuroplasticity of the trigeminothalamic pathway. Br J Ophthalmol. 2021 06; 105(6):751-760. PMID: 32703784.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Panorgias A, Lee D, Silva KE, Borsook D, Moulton EA. Blue light activates pulvinar nuclei in longstanding idiopathic photophobia: A case report. Neuroimage Clin. 2019; 24:102096. PMID: 31795037.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  12. Moulton EA, Borsook D. C-Fiber Assays in the Cornea vs. Skin. Brain Sci. 2019 Nov 12; 9(11). PMID: 31718074; PMCID: PMC6896162.
    Citations: 4     
  13. Severinsky B, Fadel D, Davelman J, Moulton E. Effect of Scleral Lenses on Corneal Topography in Keratoconus: A Case Series of Cross-Linked Versus Non-Cross-Linked Eyes. Cornea. 2019 Aug; 38(8):986-991. PMID: 31180339.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Silva KE, Rosner J, Ullrich NJ, Chordas C, Manley PE, Moulton EA. Pain affect disrupted in children with posterior cerebellar tumor resection. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2019 02; 6(2):344-354. PMID: 30847366; PMCID: PMC6389840.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Adamaszek M, D'Agata F, Ferrucci R, Habas C, Keulen S, Kirkby KC, Leggio M, Mariën P, Molinari M, Moulton E, Orsi L, Van Overwalle F, Papadelis C, Priori A, Sacchetti B, Schutter DJ, Styliadis C, Verhoeven J. Consensus Paper: Cerebellum and Emotion. Cerebellum. 2017 04; 16(2):552-576. PMID: 27485952.
    Citations: 139     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  16. Rosenthal P, Borsook D, Moulton EA. Oculofacial Pain: Corneal Nerve Damage Leading to Pain Beyond the Eye. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016 Oct 01; 57(13):5285-5287. PMID: 27723896; PMCID: PMC5063054.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Severinsky B, Yahalom C, Florescu Sebok T, Tzur V, Dotan S, Moulton EA. Red-Tinted Contact Lenses May Improve Quality of Life in Retinal Diseases. Optom Vis Sci. 2016 Apr; 93(4):445-50. PMID: 26657696.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Maleki N, Barmettler G, Moulton EA, Scrivani S, Veggeberg R, Spierings ELH, Burstein R, Becerra L, Borsook D. Female migraineurs show lack of insular thinning with age. Pain. 2015 Jul; 156(7):1232-1239. PMID: 25775358; PMCID: PMC4474740.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Baumann O, Borra RJ, Bower JM, Cullen KE, Habas C, Ivry RB, Leggio M, Mattingley JB, Molinari M, Moulton EA, Paulin MG, Pavlova MA, Schmahmann JD, Sokolov AA. Consensus paper: the role of the cerebellum in perceptual processes. Cerebellum. 2015 Apr; 14(2):197-220. PMID: 25479821.
    Citations: 143     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  20. Simons LE, Pielech M, Erpelding N, Linnman C, Moulton E, Sava S, Lebel A, Serrano P, Sethna N, Berde C, Becerra L, Borsook D. The responsive amygdala: treatment-induced alterations in functional connectivity in pediatric complex regional pain syndrome. Pain. 2014 Sep; 155(9):1727-1742. PMID: 24861582.
    Citations: 46     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Moulton EA, Elman I, Becerra LR, Goldstein RZ, Borsook D. The cerebellum and addiction: insights gained from neuroimaging research. Addict Biol. 2014 May; 19(3):317-31. PMID: 24851284.
    Citations: 60     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Moulton EA, Becerra L, Johnson A, Burstein R, Borsook D. Altered hypothalamic functional connectivity with autonomic circuits and the locus coeruleus in migraine. PLoS One. 2014; 9(4):e95508. PMID: 24743801.
    Citations: 40     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Simons LE, Moulton EA, Linnman C, Carpino E, Becerra L, Borsook D. The human amygdala and pain: evidence from neuroimaging. Hum Brain Mapp. 2014 Feb; 35(2):527-38. PMID: 23097300.
    Citations: 90     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Moulton EA, Becerra L, Rosenthal P, Borsook D. An approach to localizing corneal pain representation in human primary somatosensory cortex. PLoS One. 2012; 7(9):e44643. PMID: 22973463.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Moulton EA, Pendse G, Becerra LR, Borsook D. BOLD responses in somatosensory cortices better reflect heat sensation than pain. J Neurosci. 2012 Apr 25; 32(17):6024-31. PMID: 22539862.
    Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Shelton L, Pendse G, Maleki N, Moulton EA, Lebel A, Becerra L, Borsook D. Mapping pain activation and connectivity of the human habenula. J Neurophysiol. 2012 May; 107(10):2633-48. PMID: 22323632.
    Citations: 46     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Moulton E. The Migraine Brain. Editors: Goadsby P, May A, Borsook D, Hargreaves R. Functional imaging of the migraine brain: new insights into brain dysfunction. 2012.
  28. Linnman C, Moulton EA, Barmettler G, Becerra L, Borsook D. Neuroimaging of the periaqueductal gray: state of the field. Neuroimage. 2012 Mar; 60(1):505-22. PMID: 22197740.
    Citations: 148     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  29. Moulton EA, Elman I, Pendse G, Schmahmann J, Becerra L, Borsook D. Aversion-related circuitry in the cerebellum: responses to noxious heat and unpleasant images. J Neurosci. 2011 Mar 09; 31(10):3795-804. PMID: 21389234.
    Citations: 91     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Moulton EA, Becerra L, Maleki N, Pendse G, Tully S, Hargreaves R, Burstein R, Borsook D. Painful heat reveals hyperexcitability of the temporal pole in interictal and ictal migraine States. Cereb Cortex. 2011 Feb; 21(2):435-48. PMID: 20562317.
    Citations: 93     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Moulton EA, Schmahmann JD, Becerra L, Borsook D. The cerebellum and pain: passive integrator or active participator? Brain Res Rev. 2010 Oct 05; 65(1):14-27. PMID: 20553761.
    Citations: 122     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  32. Scrivani S, Wallin D, Moulton EA, Cole S, Wasan AD, Lockerman L, Bajwa Z, Upadhyay J, Becerra L, Borsook D. A fMRI evaluation of lamotrigine for the treatment of trigeminal neuropathic pain: pilot study. Pain Med. 2010 Jun; 11(6):920-41. PMID: 20492571.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Moulton EA, Becerra L, Borsook D. An fMRI case report of photophobia: activation of the trigeminal nociceptive pathway. Pain. 2009 Oct; 145(3):358-363. PMID: 19674842.
    Citations: 38     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Moulton EA, Pendse G, Morris S, Aiello-Lammens M, Becerra L, Borsook D. Segmentally arranged somatotopy within the face representation of human primary somatosensory cortex. Hum Brain Mapp. 2009 Mar; 30(3):757-65. PMID: 18266215.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Becerra L, Schwartzman RJ, Kiefer RT, Rohr P, Moulton EA, Wallin D, Pendse G, Morris S, Borsook D. CNS Measures of Pain Responses Pre- and Post-Anesthetic Ketamine in a Patient with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Pain Med. 2009 Feb 25. PMID: 19254342.
  36. Borsook D, Moulton E, Scrivani SJ, DaSilva AFM, Becerra L. Head, Face, and Neck Pain: Science, Evaluation, and Management. Editors: Mehta N, Maloney GE, Bana DS, Scrivani SJ. Structural and functional imaging of the trigeminal system. 2009.
  37. Moulton EA, Burstein R, Tully S, Hargreaves R, Becerra L, Borsook D. Interictal dysfunction of a brainstem descending modulatory center in migraine patients. PLoS One. 2008; 3(11):e3799. PMID: 19030105.
    Citations: 78     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  38. Lebel A, Becerra L, Wallin D, Moulton EA, Morris S, Pendse G, Jasciewicz J, Stein M, Aiello-Lammens M, Grant E, Berde C, Borsook D. fMRI reveals distinct CNS processing during symptomatic and recovered complex regional pain syndrome in children. Brain. 2008 Jul; 131(Pt 7):1854-79. PMID: 18567621.
    Citations: 58     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Borsook D, Moulton EA, Tully S, Schmahmann JD, Becerra L. Human cerebellar responses to brush and heat stimuli in healthy and neuropathic pain subjects. Cerebellum. 2008; 7(3):252-72. PMID: 18418691.
    Citations: 39     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. Borsook D, Moulton EA, Pendse G, Morris S, Cole SH, Aiello-Lammens M, Scrivani S, Becerra LR. Comparison of evoked vs. spontaneous tics in a patient with trigeminal neuralgia (tic doloureux). Mol Pain. 2007 Nov 06; 3:34. PMID: 17983481.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  41. Borsook D, Moulton EA, Schmidt KF, Becerra LR. Neuroimaging revolutionizes therapeutic approaches to chronic pain. Mol Pain. 2007 Sep 11; 3:25. PMID: 17848191.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  42. Moulton EA, Pendse G, Morris S, Strassman A, Aiello-Lammens M, Becerra L, Borsook D. Capsaicin-induced thermal hyperalgesia and sensitization in the human trigeminal nociceptive pathway: an fMRI study. Neuroimage. 2007 May 01; 35(4):1586-600. PMID: 17407825.
    Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  43. Moulton EA, Greenspan JD. Encyclopedic Reference of Pain. Editors: Schmidt RF, Willis WD. Secondary somatosensory cortex (S2) and insula; effect of lesions and stimulation on pain related behavior in animals and humans. 2007.
  44. Becerra L, Morris S, Bazes S, Gostic R, Sherman S, Gostic J, Pendse G, Moulton E, Scrivani S, Keith D, Chizh B, Borsook D. Trigeminal neuropathic pain alters responses in CNS circuits to mechanical (brush) and thermal (cold and heat) stimuli. J Neurosci. 2006 Oct 18; 26(42):10646-57. PMID: 17050704; PMCID: PMC6674763.
    Citations: 78     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  45. Borsook D, Burstein R, Moulton E, Becerra L. Functional imaging of the trigeminal system: applications to migraine pathophysiology. Headache. 2006 Jun; 46 Suppl 1:S32-8. PMID: 16927962.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  46. Moulton EA, Keaser ML, Gullapalli RP, Maitra R, Greenspan JD. Sex differences in the cerebral BOLD signal response to painful heat stimuli. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2006 Aug; 291(2):R257-67. PMID: 16601264.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  47. Moulton EA, Keaser ML, Gullapalli RP, Greenspan JD. Regional intensive and temporal patterns of functional MRI activation distinguishing noxious and innocuous contact heat. J Neurophysiol. 2005 Apr; 93(4):2183-93. PMID: 15601733.
    Citations: 48     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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