Joel Greenspan, PhD

  • Joel Greenspan, PhD

    Professor and Departmental Chair, Department of Neural and Pain Sciences

    SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY

Research interests

Neural mechanisms of analgesia and hyperalgesia


Predictors of clinical pain development and its relief


Non-invasive cerebral neuromodulation for pain relief

Research approaches

Neuroimaging – functional MRI (fMRI)


Psychophysics – Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST)


Clinical Pain Phenotyping


Neuromodulation

 

ORCID ID:   0000-0003-4062-9797

Publications

  1. Slade GD, Sanders AE, Ohrbach R, Fillingim RB, Dubner R, Gracely RH, Bair E, Maixner W, Greenspan JD.  Pressure Pain Thresholds Fluctuate With, But Do Not Usefully Predict, the Clinical Course of Painful Temporomandibular Disorder. Pain, 155:2134-2143, 2014.
  2. Quiton RL, Keaser ML, Zhou J, Gullapalli RP, Greenspan JD.  Intersession Reliability of MRI Activation for Heat Pain and Motor Tasks.  NeuroImage: Clinical, 5:309-321, 2014.
  3. Greenspan JD, Slade GD, Bair E, Dubner R, Fillingim RB, Ohrbach R, Knott C, Diatchenko L, Liu Q, Maixner W: Pain Sensitivity and Autonomic Factors Associated With Development of TMD: The OPPERA Prospective Cohort Study. J Pain 14:T63-T74, 2013.
  4. Veldhuijzen DS, Keaser ML, Traub DS, Zhuo J, Gullapalli RP, Greenspan JD.  The role of circulating sex hormones in menstrual cycle dependent modulation of pain-related brain activation.  Pain, 154:548-59, 2013.
  5. Garrett, PH, Sarlani E, Grace EG, Greenspan JD.   Chronic temporomandibular disorders are not necessarily associated with a compromised endogenous analgesic system. J. Orofac. Pain, 27(2):142-50, 2013.