Mari A. Griffioen, MS, RN


Mari A. Griffioen, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor


Research Interests

My research interest is in chronic pain following traumatic injuries. My dissertation focuses on identifying high versus low pain phenotypes in lower extremity trauma inpatients from the Shock Trauma Center and then conduct neurophysiological testing to further characterize the mechanisms underlying the transition from acute to chronic pain.

Research approaches

Pain phenotyping using quantitative sensory testing, conditioned pain modulation, current perception threshold, temporal summation and pressure pain thresholds.

Growth curve modeling to examine pain trajectories.

Lab or individual page


  1. Halsey, N. A., Griffioen, M. A., Dreskin, S. C., Dekker, C. L., Wood, R., Sharma, D., … Vellozzi, C. and the Hypersensitivity Working Group of the Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment Network. (2013). Immediate Hypersensitivity Reactions Following Monovalent 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccines: Reports to VAERS. Vaccine, 31(51), 6107-6112.
  2. Postal, S. & Griffioen, M. A. (2013). The Value of Increasing the Number of DNP and PhD in Nursing. The Maryland Nurse News and Journal. 3(14), 11-13.
  3. Griffioen, M.A. & Halsey, N.A. (2014). Gender differences in immediate hypersensitivity reactions to vaccines. Public Health Nursing, 31(3), 206-214.
  4. Griffioen, M. A., Dernetz,V. H., Yang, G. S., Griffith, K. A., Dorsey, S. G. & Renn, C. L. (In press). Evaluation of Dynamic Weight Bearing for Measuring Non-Evoked Inflammatory Hyperalgesia in Mice. Nursing Research.