MA - 1980 Dalhousie University Halifax, NS, Canada
PhD - 1989 McGill University Montreal, QC, Canada
Azam, M.A., Katz, J., Mohabir, V., & Ritvo, P. (2016). Individuals with tension and migraine headaches exhibit increased heart rate variability during post-stress mindfulness meditation practice but not during a post-stress control condition – A randomized, controlled experiment. International Journal of Psychophysiology, Dec., 110, 66-74.
Curtis, K., Kuluski, K., Bechsgaard, G., Ridgway, J., & Katz, J. (2016). Evaluation of a specialized yoga program for persons admitted to a complex continuing care hospital: A pilot study. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2016, 1-16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/6267879
Fashler, S.R., Cooper, L., Oosenbrug, E.D., Burns, L.C., Razavi, S., Goldberg, L., & Katz, J. (2016). Systematic review of multidisciplinary chronic pain treatment facilities. Pain Research and Management, Volume 2016, 1-19, Article ID 5960987.
Fashler, S.R., & Katz, J. (2016). Keeping an eye on pain: Investigating visual attention biases in individuals with chronic pain using eye-tracking methodology. Journal of Pain Research, 9, 551–561. http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JPR.S104268.
Pagé, M.G., Katz, J., Curtis, K., Lutzky-Cohen, N., Romero Escobar, M., Clarke, H.A. (2016). Acute pain trajectories and the persistence of post-surgical pain: A Longitudinal study after total hip arthroplasty. Journal of Anaesthesia, 30(4), 568-577. doi: 10.1007/s00540-016-2183-4.
Burns, L.C., Ritvo, S.E., Ferguson, M.K., Clarke, H., & Seltzer, Z., Katz, J. (2015). Pain catastrophizing as a risk factor for chronic pain after total knee arthroplasty: A systematic review. Journal of Pain Research, 8, 21-23
Curtis, K., Hitzig, S.L., Leong, K., Wicks, C., Ditor, D.S., & Katz, J. (2015). Evaluation of a modified yoga program for persons with spinal cord injury: A pilot study. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 49 (2), 97-117
Katz, J., & Rosenbloom, B.R. (2015). The Golden Anniversary of Melzack and Wall’s Gate Control Theory of Pain: Celebrating fifty years of pain research and management. Pain Research and Management 20(6), 285-286
Katz, J., Weinrib, A., Fashler, S.R., Katznelzon, R., Shah, B.R., Ladak, S.J.S., Jiang, J., Li, Q., McMillan, K., Santa Mina, D., Wentlandt, K., McRae, K., Tamir, D., Lyn, S., de Perrot, M., Rao, V., Grant, D., Roche-Nagle, G., Cleary, S.P., Hofer, S.O.P., Wijeysundera, D., Ritvo, P., Janmohamed, T., O’Leary, G., & Clarke, H. (2015). The Toronto General Hospital Transitional Pain Service: Development and implementation of a multidisciplinary program to prevent chronic postsurgical pain. Journal of Pain Research, 8,695-706
Katz, J., Rosenbloom, B.N., & Fashler, S. (2015). Chronic pain, psychopathology, and DSM-5 somatic symptom disorder. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 60(4), 160-167
Katz, J., & Fashler, S. (2015). Phantom limbs. In J.D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International encyclopedia of social & behavioral sciences (2nd edition), Vol. 18 (pp. 1-5), Oxford: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.54016-1
Katz, J., & Melzack, R. (2014). McGill Pain Questionnaire. In A. C. Michalos (ed.), Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research (pp. 3881-3883). Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5
Katz, J., Pagé, M.G., Fashler, S., Rosenbloom, B.N., & Asmundson, G.J.G. (2014). Chronic pain and the anxiety disorders: Epidemiology, mechanisms and models of comorbidity, and treatment. In I. Gaumond, D. Saravane, & S. Marchand (eds.), Mental health and pain.
Melzack, R. & Katz, J. (2014). The Neuromatrix in behavioral medicine. In Mostofsky, D.I. (ed.) The handbook of behavioral medicine (pp. 759-774). Hoboken: NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. DOI: 10.1002/9781118453940.ch35
Seltzer, Z., Diehl, S.R., Clarke, H., & Katz, J. (2014). The human chronic pain phenome: Mapping non-genetic modifiers of the heritable risk. In L. Diatchenko and I. Belfer (eds.), The genetics of pain: Science medicine and drug development (pp. 161-182). Seattle: WA: IASP Press. DOI: 10.1002/9781118398890.ch11
Canadian Pain Coalition 2012-present - Director, Board of Directors, Canadian Pain Coalition
2013-present - Chair, Research Committee, Canadian Pain Coalition
Fellow, American Psychological Association - 2010
CIHR Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Health Psychology - 2010
Faculty Recognition Award, Dept. Anesthesia, U of T - 2011
Faculty of Graduate Studies' Teaching Award, York University - 2011
Distinguished Career Award, Canadian Pain Society - 2013
York U Research Leaders Award, York University - 2014
Outstanding Pain Mentorship Award, Canadian Pain Society - 2016
CPA Donald O Hebb Award - 2016
Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes
Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: Not Indicated
Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: Not Indicated
Psychological, emotional, and biomedical factors involved in acute and chronic pain with a particular emphasis on:
understanding the processes involved in the transition of acute, time-limited pain to chronic, pathological pain;
pre-emptive analgesia and other preventive pharmacological interventions designed to minimize acute postoperative pain
pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions to minimize pain and stress in hospitalized infants
gender differences in acute postoperative pain and analgesic consumption
comorbidity of posttraumatic stress disorder and chronic pain