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Christopher France

Dr. Christopher France

Distinguished Professor

Psychology
Porter Hall 251
france@ohio.edu
740-593-1079

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Education

Ph.D. (1991) McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Work-Related Experience

Courses Taught

Committees Served

Research

Dr. France is currently accepting new graduate students.

Publications and Presentations

Lab

Research Areas

  • Pain
  • Cardiovascular Psychophysiology
  • Blood Donor Motivation
  • Health Interventions

Specializations

  • Adult
  • Health

Research Interests

Pain Research
Our pain research ranges from basic biopsychosocial influences on experimental pain to interventions for chronic low back pain.  We are particularly interested in the role of both vulnerability factors (e.g., pain-related fear, kinesiophobia, catastrophizing) and resilience factors (e.g., pain resilience, self-efficacy, positive affect) and how they influence perception of acute pain in the laboratory as well as chronic pain and related disability in the real world. Recent and ongoing studies include:

  • The effect of pain-related fear on pain perception, behavior, and psychosocial adjustment.
  • The relationship between pain-related fear and patterns of movement.
  • The use of virtual reality technology to restore normal spinal motion.

Blood Donation Research
Given the growing demand for blood products, attracting and retaining blood donors has become a national priority. The ultimate aim of our work in this area is to enhance the donation experience in order to sustain an adequate blood supply for individuals in need of blood products. Recent and ongoing studies include:

  • Coping strategies to attenuate donation reactions (e.g., nausea, dizziness, lightheadedness)
  • Psychosocial and physiological predictors of donor return behavior (e.g., physical reactions, self-efficacy, satisfaction)
  • Post-donation interventions to enhance donor return (e.g., motivational interviewing)

At A Glance

France, C.R. & France, J.L. (in press). Fear of blood draw is associated with inflated expectations of faint and pre-faint reactions to blood donation. Transfusion.

Heffner, K.L., France, C.R., Ashrafioun, L., Quiñones, M., Walsh, P., Maloney, M.D., Giordano, B.D., & Pigeon, W.R. (in press). Clinical pain-related outcomes and inflammatory cytokine response to pain following insomnia improvement in adults with knee osteoarthritis. Clinical Journal of Pain.

France, C.R. & France, J.L. (in press). Online responses to motivational interview questions enhance blood donation intention. Transfusion.

Kowalsky, J.M., Conatser, R., Ritz, T., & France, C.R. (in press). Effects of respiratory and applied muscle tensing interventions on responses to a simulated blood draw among individuals with high needle fear. Journal of Behavioral Medicine.

Applegate, M.E., France, C.R., Russ, D.W., Leitkam, S.T., & Thomas, J.S. (2018). Physiological and psychological predictors of time to task failure on a virtual reality Sørenson test in participants with and without recurrent low back pain. JMIR Serious Games, 6(3), e10522.

Fox, K.R., Himawan, L.K., & France, C.R. (2018). The Blood Donation Ambivalence Survey: Measuring conflicting attitudes about giving blood. Transfusion Medicine, 28, 193-199. PMID: 28516464.

France, C.R. & Thomas, J.S. (2018). Virtual immersive gaming to optimize recovery (VIGOR) in low back pain: A phase II randomized controlled trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 69, 83-91.

Clark, B.C., Russ, D.W., Nakazawa, M, France, C.R., Walkowski, S., Law, T.D., Applegate, M., Mahato, N., Lietkam, S., Odenthal, J., Corcos, D., Hain, S., Sindelara, B., Ploutz-Snyder, R.J., & Thomas, J.S. (2018). A randomized control trial to determine the effectiveness and physiological effects of spinal manipulation and spinal mobilization compared to each other and a sham condition in patients with chronic low back pain: Study protocol for The RELIEF Study. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 70, 41-52.

Frye, V., Duffy, L., France, J.L., Kessler, D.A., Rebosa, M., Shaz, B.H., Carlson, B.W., France, C.R. (2018). The development of a mobile social networking-based relatedness intervention among young, first-time blood donors. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, 4(2), e44. DOI: 10.2196/publichealth.8972

France, C.R. & France, J.L. (2018). Fear of donation-related stimuli is reported across different levels of donation experience. Transfusion, 58, 113-120. PMID: 29076173 DOI: 10.1111/trf.14382

Slepian, P.M., & France, C.R. (2017). The effect of resilience on task persistence and performance during repeated exposure to heat pain. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 40, 894-901. PMID: 28434173 DOI: 10.1007/s10865-017-9854-y

France, C.R., France, J.L., Carlson, B.W., Himawan, L.K., Kessler, D.A., Rebosa, M., Shaz, B.H., Madden, K., Carey, P.M., Slepian, P.M., Ankawi, B., Livitz, I.E., & Fox, K.R. (2017). A motivational interview promotes retention of blood donors with high internal motivation. Transfusion, 57, 2433-2439.

Trost, Z., Jones, A., Guck, A., Vervoort, T., Kowalsky, J., France, C.R. (2017) Initial validation of a virtual blood draw exposure paradigm for fear of blood and needles. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 51, 65-71.

Burns, J.W., Bruehl, S., France, C.R., Schuster, E., Orlowska, D., Chont, M., Gupta, R., & Buvanendran, A. (2017). Endogenous opioid function and responses to morphine: the moderating effects of anger expressiveness. Journal of Pain, 18, 923-932.

Ankawi, B., Slepian, P.M., Himawan, L.K., & France, C.R. (2017). Validation of the pain resilience scale in a chronic pain sample. Journal of Pain, 18, 984-993.

Livitz, I., Fox, K., Himawan, L.K., France, C.R. (2017). A brief motivational interview promotes internal motivation to donate blood among young adults with and without a prior donation history. Transfusion, 57, 1527-1535.

Bachegowda, L.S., Timm, B., Dasgupta, P., Hillyer, C.D., Kessler, D., Rebosa, M., France, C.R., Shaz, B.H. (2017). Impact of predictive scoring model and email messages on African American blood donors. Transfusion, 57, 1515-1521.

France, C.R., France, J.L., Himawan, L.K., Kessler, D.A., Rebosa, M., Shaz, B.H. (2017). Donating blood on a regular basis appears to reduce blood pressure, but appearances can be deceiving. Transfusion, 57, 933-937.

Slepian, P.M., France, C.R., Rhudy, J.L., Himawan, L.K., Güerecab, Y.M., Kuhn, B.L., & Palit, S. (2017). Behavioral inhibition and behavioral activation are related to habituation of nociceptive flexion reflex, but not pain ratings. Journal of Pain, 18, 349-358. PMID: 27919775.

Burns, J.W., Bruehl, S., France, C.R., Schuster, E., Orlowska, D., Buvanendran, A., Chont, M., & Gupta, R. (2017). Psychosocial factors predict opioid analgesia via endogenous opioid function. Pain, 158, 391-399. PMID: 27898491.

Bruehl, S., Burns, J.W., Gupta, R., Buvanendran, A., Chont, M., Orlowska, D., Schuster, E., & France, C.R. (2017). Do resting plasma beta-endorphin levels predict responses to opioid analgesics? Clinical Journal of Pain, 33, 12-20 PMID: 27183154; PMCID: PMC5107361.

France, C.R., France, J.L., Carlson, B.W., Frye, V., Duffy, L., Kessler, D.A., Rebosa, M., & Shaz, B. (2017). Applying self-determination theory to the blood donation context: The blood donor competence, autonomy, and relatedness enhancement (Blood Donor CARE) trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 53, 44-51. PMID: 27979752.

More publications, grants and presentations below.

Courses Taught

Graduate

    Applied Psychophysiology
    Health Psychology
    Interventions in Health Psychology
    Individual Psychotherapy

Undergraduate

    Psychology of Health and Illness
    Abnormal Psychology

Graduate Students and Dissertations Chaired

Current Graduate Students

Brett Ankawi
Kristen Fox
Max Slepian
Dominic Ysidron

Dissertations Chaired

Irina Livitz (2018). Using a web-based motivational interview to enhance donor motivation, intention, and behavior.

Kristen Fox (2018). Ambivalence as a moderator of motivational interview effects among blood donors.

Applegate, Megan (2018). The physiological and psychological predictors of performance on the Sørenson test and a virtual reality Sørenson test in individual with and without recurrent low back pain. (Co-directed with James Thomas)

Kowalsky, Jennifer (2016). The effects of applied muscle tension and respiratory interventions on self-reported syncopal symptoms and cerebral oxygenation in healthy adults with high needle fear.

Sinclair-Miracle, Kadian (2015). A post-donation motivational interview with implementation intentions enhances blood donor identity.

Lewis, Kristen (2014). Pain modulation in tension-type and migraine headaches: The offset analgesia effect.

Tansill, Erin (2014). Pain and nociceptive flexion reflex threshold in interpersonal violence survivors.

Huckins-Barker, Jamie (2013). Using multimedia blood donation education materials to enhance readiness to donate blood and increase donation behavior.

Warfel, R.M. (2013). An examination of the use of implicit blood donation attitude and social-identity measures among current nondonors.

Hockman, Erin (2010). Cardiopulmonary baroreflex stimulation: A physiological mechanism of decreased pain perception in risk for hypertension?

Trost, Zina (2009). Pain-related fear, pain and harm expectancy, and kinematic avoidance among healthy participants following delayed onset muscle soreness.

Hanson, Sarah (2008). Social support and subjective reactions to blood donation.

Wilkinson, Daniel (2005). Attenuation of negative affect in those at increased risk for hypertension as a function of endogenous baroreceptor stimulation.  

Stewart, Kendra (2004). Phlebotomist interpersonal skills as a predictor of blood donor reactions and retention.

Mrykalo, Marci (2003). Menstrual cycle phase, gender, and catastrophizing influences on pain perception.

Stewart, Jesse C. (2003). Neuropsychological performance during endogenous baroreceptor stimulation in individuals at varying risk for hypertension.

Suchowiecki, Shannon (2001). Descending pain modulation in individuals at varying risk for hypertension.

Wilhelm, Laura (2000). The effects of caffeine and applied muscle tension on vasovagal reactions in first-time blood donors.

Henninger, Michelle (1999). Defensiveness and hostility as predictors of cardiovascular reactivity during an anger-recall interview.

Bonk, Valerie A. (1999). Interventions to reduce syncopal reactions in first-time blood donors.

Bonesteel, Kyle R. (1998). Pain perception and risk for hypertension: A signal detection analysis.

Stewart, Kathryn M. (1998). Gender, exercise reactivity, and parental history of hypertension as predictors of pain ratings.

Sauer, Lori A. (1997). Caffeine’s effects on anxiety, cardiovascular functioning, and vasovagal reactions in blood donors.

Page, Gary D. (1996). The nociceptive flexion (RIII) reflex in offspring of hypertensives: An objective measure of pain sensitivity.

Kvaal, Steven A. (1994). Exteroceptive suppression periods of the temporalis and masseter muscles in depression, nonclinical panic, and controls.

Rokicki, Lori A. (1993). Possible change mechanisms underlying combined relaxation and EMG biofeedback training for chronic tension headache.

Totten, Georgina L. (1993). Physiological and psychological responses to caffeine and stress in untreated panic disorder.

Grants

2017-22 Virtual Immersive Gaming to Optimize Recovery in Low Back Pain (VIGOR). NIH/NICHD (R01HD088417), (co-PI with James S. Thomas).

2016-18 Development of a virtual reality graded exposure intervention for low back pain. NIH/NIDA (R34DA040954), (co-PI with Zina Trost and Marge Zielke)

2016-20 Blood Donor Competence, Autonomy, and Relatedness Enhancement (Blood Donor CARE). NIH/NHLBI (R01HL127766) (PI).

2016-20 Immersive Media Initiative, Ohio University, (co-I with John Bowditch as PI)

2014-15 Motivating type O- blood donors to return. NIH/NHLBI (R56HL119180), (PI).

2014-18 Neural mechanisms of dynapenia. NIH/NIA (R01AG044424), (co-I with Brian C. Clark as PI).

2014-18 Respiration and applied tension strategies to reduce vasovagal reactions to blood donation. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) MOP-133459, (co-I with Blaine Ditto as PI).

2014-16 Using an interactive game to reduce fear & increase spine motion in low back pain. NIH/NIAMS (R21AR064430), (co-PI with James S. Thomas).

2012-16 The RELIEF Study: Neuromuscular mechanisms underlying spinal manipulation treatments. NIH/NCCAM (R01AT006978), (co-I, with James Thomas and Brian Clark as PIs).

2012-14 Slow wave sleep and inflammatory processes in pain. NIH/NIA (R21 AG041942), (co-I, with Kathi Heffner and Wilfred Pigeon as PIs).

2012-13 Overcoming the impact of situationally-induced anxiety on would‐be donors. Australian Red Cross Blood Service, (co-I, with Barbara Masser as PI).

2006-12 Preventing adverse reactions in novice blood donors.  NIH/NHLBI (R01 HL077438), (PI).

2007-11 Supplemental Award, Preventing adverse reactions in novice blood donors.  NIH/NHLBI (R01HL077438), (PI).

2009-11 Identifying Barriers and Enhancing Confidence in Young Adults Contemplating Blood Donation, Canadian Blood Services/Canadian Institutes of Health Research, (co-I, with Blaine Ditto as PI).

2007-09 Menstrual cycle influences on supraspinal modulation of pain and nociception.  American Pain Society, (co-I, with Jamie Rhudy as PI).  

2005-08 Using applied muscle tension in the blood donation clinic: Effects on vasovagal symptoms, anxiety, and donor return. Canadian Blood Services/Canadian Institutes of Health Research, (co-PI with Blaine Ditto).

2004-08 Altered motor coordination in recurrent low back pain. NIH/NICHHD (R01 HD045512), (co-PI with James S. Thomas).

2002-05 Psychophysiological mechanisms of blood donation-related fainting and a treatment to reduce fainting. Canadian Blood Services/Canadian Institutes for Health Research Partnership in Transfusion Science, (co-PI with Blaine Ditto).

2000-05 Hypertension, risk for hypertension, and hypoalgesia. NIH/NHLBI (R01 HL64794), (PI).

2000-04 Gender, coping and the arthritis pain experience. NIH/NIAMS (R01 AR46305), (PI at Ohio University, with Francis J. Keefe as primary PI).

2003-05 Psychological and physiological predictors of functional restoration outcome following low back injury. Medical Research Fund of New Brunswick, (co- PI with Douglas French).

2000-02 Reducing vasovagal reactions to blood donation with applied muscle tension: A controlled outcome study. Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec, (co-PI with Blaine Ditto and Pauline Lavoie).

1999-00 Behavioral Treatment of Fibromyalgia.  NIH/NIAMS (R01AR44064), (PI).

1997-99 A potential index of central nervous system dysfunction in individuals at risk for hypertension. American Heart Association (CO-97-13-S), (PI).

1998-99 Reducing vasovagal syncope during blood donation. Medical Research Fund of New Brunswick, (co-PI with Douglas French).

1995-97 Pain sensitivity and risk for hypertension. American Heart Association (95006630), (PI).

1991-92 Caffeine and bioflavonoids: Pathogenic and protective effects. American Heart Association (C-91-13), (PI).

1991-92 Pain sensitivity in offspring of hypertensives. Ohio University Research Committee, (PI).

1991-92 Caffeine effects on physiological and psychological responses to stress in individuals with panic disorder. Ohio Department of Mental Health, (co-PI with Georgina Totten)

Journal Publications

France, C.R. & France, J.L. (in press). Fear of blood draw is associated with inflated expectations of faint and pre-faint reactions to blood donation. Transfusion.

Heffner, K.L., France, C.R., Ashrafioun, L., Quiñones, M., Walsh, P., Maloney, M.D., Giordano, B.D., & Pigeon, W.R. (in press). Clinical pain-related outcomes and inflammatory cytokine response to pain following insomnia improvement in adults with knee osteoarthritis. Clinical Journal of Pain.

France, C.R. & France, J.L. (in press). Online responses to motivational interview questions enhance blood donation intention. Transfusion.

Kowalsky, J.M., Conatser, R., Ritz, T., & France, C.R. (in press). Effects of respiratory and applied muscle tensing interventions on responses to a simulated blood draw among individuals with high needle fear. Journal of Behavioral Medicine.

Applegate, M.E., France, C.R., Russ, D.W., Leitkam, S.T., & Thomas, J.S. (2018). Physiological and psychological predictors of time to task failure on a virtual reality Sørenson test in participants with and without recurrent low back pain. JMIR Serious Games, 6(3), e10522.

Fox, K.R., Himawan, L.K., & France, C.R. (2018). The Blood Donation Ambivalence Survey: Measuring conflicting attitudes about giving blood. Transfusion Medicine, 28, 193-199. PMID: 28516464.

France, C.R. & Thomas, J.S. (2018). Virtual immersive gaming to optimize recovery (VIGOR) in low back pain: A phase II randomized controlled trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 69, 83-91.

Clark, B.C., Russ, D.W., Nakazawa, M, France, C.R., Walkowski, S., Law, T.D., Applegate, M., Mahato, N., Lietkam, S., Odenthal, J., Corcos, D., Hain, S., Sindelara, B., Ploutz-Snyder, R.J., & Thomas, J.S. (2018). A randomized control trial to determine the effectiveness and physiological effects of spinal manipulation and spinal mobilization compared to each other and a sham condition in patients with chronic low back pain: Study protocol for The RELIEF Study. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 70, 41-52.

Frye, V., Duffy, L., France, J.L., Kessler, D.A., Rebosa, M., Shaz, B.H., Carlson, B.W., France, C.R. (2018). The development of a mobile social networking-based relatedness intervention among young, first-time blood donors. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, 4(2), e44. DOI: 10.2196/publichealth.8972

France, C.R. & France, J.L. (2018). Fear of donation-related stimuli is reported across different levels of donation experience. Transfusion, 58, 113-120. PMID: 29076173 DOI: 10.1111/trf.14382

Slepian, P.M., & France, C.R. (2017). The effect of resilience on task persistence and performance during repeated exposure to heat pain. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 40, 894-901. PMID: 28434173 DOI: 10.1007/s10865-017-9854-y

France, C.R., France, J.L., Carlson, B.W., Himawan, L.K., Kessler, D.A., Rebosa, M., Shaz, B.H., Madden, K., Carey, P.M., Slepian, P.M., Ankawi, B., Livitz, I.E., & Fox, K.R. (2017). A motivational interview promotes retention of blood donors with high internal motivation. Transfusion, 57, 2433-2439.

Trost, Z., Jones, A., Guck, A., Vervoort, T., Kowalsky, J., France, C.R. (2017) Initial validation of a virtual blood draw exposure paradigm for fear of blood and needles. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 51, 65-71.

Burns, J.W., Bruehl, S., France, C.R., Schuster, E., Orlowska, D., Chont, M., Gupta, R., & Buvanendran, A. (2017). Endogenous opioid function and responses to morphine: the moderating effects of anger expressiveness. Journal of Pain, 18, 923-932.

Ankawi, B., Slepian, P.M., Himawan, L.K., & France, C.R. (2017). Validation of the pain resilience scale in a chronic pain sample. Journal of Pain, 18, 984-993.

Livitz, I., Fox, K., Himawan, L.K., France, C.R. (2017). A brief motivational interview promotes internal motivation to donate blood among young adults with and without a prior donation history. Transfusion, 57, 1527-1535.

Bachegowda, L.S., Timm, B., Dasgupta, P., Hillyer, C.D., Kessler, D., Rebosa, M., France, C.R., Shaz, B.H. (2017). Impact of predictive scoring model and email messages on African American blood donors. Transfusion, 57, 1515-1521.

France, C.R., France, J.L., Himawan, L.K., Kessler, D.A., Rebosa, M., Shaz, B.H. (2017). Donating blood on a regular basis appears to reduce blood pressure, but appearances can be deceiving. Transfusion, 57, 933-937.

Slepian, P.M., France, C.R., Rhudy, J.L., Himawan, L.K., Güerecab, Y.M., Kuhn, B.L., & Palit, S. (2017). Behavioral inhibition and behavioral activation are related to habituation of nociceptive flexion reflex, but not pain ratings. Journal of Pain, 18, 349-358. PMID: 27919775.

Burns, J.W., Bruehl, S., France, C.R., Schuster, E., Orlowska, D., Buvanendran, A., Chont, M., & Gupta, R. (2017). Psychosocial factors predict opioid analgesia via endogenous opioid function. Pain, 158, 391-399. PMID: 27898491.

Bruehl, S., Burns, J.W., Gupta, R., Buvanendran, A., Chont, M., Orlowska, D., Schuster, E., & France, C.R. (2017). Do resting plasma beta-endorphin levels predict responses to opioid analgesics? Clinical Journal of Pain, 33, 12-20 PMID: 27183154; PMCID: PMC5107361.

France, C.R., France, J.L., Carlson, B.W., Frye, V., Duffy, L., Kessler, D.A., Rebosa, M., & Shaz, B. (2017). Applying self-determination theory to the blood donation context: The blood donor competence, autonomy, and relatedness enhancement (Blood Donor CARE) trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 53, 44-51. PMID: 27979752.

Masser, B.M, France, C.R., Himawan, L.K., Hyde, M.K., & Smith, G. (2016). The impact of the context and recruitment materials on non-donors’ willingness to donate blood. Transfusion, 56, 2995-3003. PMID: 27667318.

Thomas, J.S., France, C.R., Leitkam, S.T., Applegate, M.E., Pidcoe, P.E., Walkowski, S. (2016). Effects of real-world versus virtual environments on joint excursions in full-body reaching tasks. Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, 4, 2100608. PMID: 27957404; PMCID: PMC5127706.

Thomas, J.S., France, C.R., Applegate, M.E., Leitkam, S.T., Pidcoe, P.E., Walkowski, S. (2016). Effects of visual display on joint excursions used to play virtual dodgeball. Journal of Medical Internet Research - Serious Games, 42, e16. PMID: 27634561; PMCID: PMC5043121.

Thomas, J.S., France, C.R., Applegate, M.E., Leitkam, S.T., Walkowski, S. (2016). Feasibility and safety of a virtual reality dodgeball intervention for chronic low back pain: a randomized clinical trial. Journal of Pain, 17, 1302-1317. PMID: 27616607; PMCID: PMC5125833.

Oki, K., Mahato, N.K., Nakazawa, M., Amano, S., France, C.R., Russ, D.W., Clark, B.C. (2016). Preliminary evidence that excitatory transcranial direct current stimulation enhances the time to task failure of a sustained, submaximal muscular contraction in older adults. Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, 71, 1109-1112. PMID: 26912478; PMCID: PMC4945887.

France, C.R., Burns, J.W., Gupta, R., Buvanendran, A., Chont, M., Schuster, E., Orlowska, D., & Bruehl, S. (2016). Expectancy effects on conditioned pain modulation are not influenced by naloxone or morphine. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 50, 497-505. PMID: 26809850; PMCID: PMC4935576.

France, C.R., France, J.L., Carlson, B.W., Kessler, D.A., Rebosa, M., Shaz, B.H., Madden, K., Carey, P.M., Fox, K.R., Livitz, I.E., Ankawi, B., & Slepian, P.M. (2016). A brief motivational interview with action and coping planning components enhances motivational autonomy among volunteer blood donors. Transfusion, 56, 1636-1644. PMID: 26826054.

Masser, B., France, C.R., Foot, J., Rozsa, A., Hayman, J., Waller, D., & Hunder, E. (2016). Improving first-time donor attendance rates through the use of enhanced donor preparation materials. Transfusion, 56, 1628-1635. PMID: 26830372.

Slepian, P.M., Ankawi, B., Himawan, L.K., & France, C.R. (2016). Development and initial validation of the Pain Resilience Scale. Journal of Pain, 17, 462-472 PMID: 26748044.

France, C.R., France, J.L., Stephens, K.Y., Frame-Brown, T.A., Venable, G.A., & Menitove, J.E. (2016). Fear of blood draw and total draw time combine to predict vasovagal reactions among whole blood donors. Transfusion, 56, 179-185. PMID: 26264764.

Balegh, S., B., Marcus, N., Dubuc, S., Godin, G., France, C.R., & Ditto, B. (2016). Increasing non-donors’ intention to give blood: addressing common barriers. Transfusion, 56, 433-439. PMID: 26536385.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations

France, C.R., Livitz, I., Fox, K., Himawan, L., & France, J. (July, 2016). A brief motivational interview enhances internal motivation to donate blood among donors and non-donors: Results of a latent profile analysis. Paper presented at the 2016 European Conference on Donor Health and Management, Cambridge, England.

Harrison, J.M, France, C.R., Robillard, P., Ritz, T. & Ditto, B., (July, 2016). Initial examination of effects of an anti-hyperventilation technique on blood donation outcome. Poster presented at the 2016 European Conference on Donor Health and Management, Cambridge, England.

France, J.L. & France, C.R. (July, 2016). Ambivalence about blood donation among young adults: An anonymous open-ended question reveals a prominent mix of positive attitudes and fear. Poster presented at the 2016 European Conference on Donor Health and Management, Cambridge, England.

Bruehl, S., Burns, J., Gupta, R., Buvanendran, A., Orlowska, D., Chont, M., Koltyn, K., & France, C. (2016). Gender differences in associations between fitness and endogenous opioid analgesic function. The Journal of Pain, 17, S95.

Slepian, P., & France, C. (2016). The effect of resilience-focused guided imagery on repeated heat pain threshold assessment: an exploratory examination. The Journal of Pain, 17, S104.  

Slepian, P.M. & France, C.R. (2016). Pain resilience is associated with task behavior during heat pain threshold assessment. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 50, S316, D114.

Fox, K.R., Livitz, I.E., & France, C.R. (2016). The effect of brief interventions on blood donor identity. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 50, S312, D099.

Livitz, I.E., Fox, K.R., & France, C.R. (2016). The effect of a brief in-person interview on donation intention and blood donor identity among non-donors. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 50, S312, D098.

Bachegowda, L., Kessler, D., France, C., Dasgupta, P., Timm, B., & Shaz, B. (May, 2016). Impact of predictive scoring model and email messaging on African American blood donors. Paper presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists.

Scanlin, M.C., Kowalsky, J.M., Wilkinson, M., Wilson, T.E., France, C.R., & Patterson, S.M. (March 2016). Cardiovascular and cerebral oxygenation reactivity to applied muscle tension among presyncopal reactors and non-reactors to a phlebotomy procedure. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Denver, CO.

France, C.R., France, J.L., Carlson, B.W., Kessler, D.A., Rebosa, M., Shaz, B.H., Madden, K., & Carey, P.M. (March 2016). A brief motivational interview with action and coping planning components enhances motivational autonomy among volunteer blood donors. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Denver, CO.

Cost, J., Applegate, M. E., Proctor, R. J., Leitkam, S. T., France, C. R., Thomas, J. S. (February 2016). Subjective experience of virtual reality gameplay. Poster presented at the combined sections meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Anaheim, CA.

Proctor, R. J., Applegate, M. E., Cost, J., Leitkam, S. T., France, C. R., Thomas, J. S. (February 2016). Using immersive gaming to shape lumbar motion. Poster presented at the combined sections meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Anaheim, CA.

Leitkam, S.T., Proctor, R., Cost, J., Applegate, M.E., France, C.R., & Thomas, J.S. (2015). Virtual reality display influences dynamic movement patterns in gaming-based research. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL.

Cost, J., Proctor, R., Leitkam, S.T., Applegate, M.E., France, C.R., & Thomas, J.S. (2015). Movement strategies used in full body reaching tasks to target in real-world versus virtual environments. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL

Applegate, M.E., Leitkam, S.T., Cost, J., Proctor, R., France, C.R., & Thomas, J.S. (2015). Effects of avatar presentation and display environment on game perception and lumbar motion in virtual dodgeball. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL

Masser, B., Hunder, E., Foot, J., Rozsa, A., Hayman, J., France, C., & Waller, D. (2015). Improving first time donor attendance rates through the use of tailored donor preparation materials. Paper presented at the 25th Regional Congress of the ISBT, London, United Kingdom.

Slepian, P., France, C., Hall, O., Hain, S., Walkowski, S., & Chappell, C (2015). Pain resilience is positively correlated with nociceptive flexion reflex threshold. The Journal of Pain, 16(4), S2.

Ankawi, B., Slepian, P., & France, C. (2015). The relationship between pain resilience and heat pain tolerance.  The Journal of Pain, 16(4), S1.

Bruehl, S., Burns, J., Gupta, R., Buvanendran, A., Schuster, E., Orlowska, D., Chont, M., & France, C. (2015). Negative affect and functional status predict opioid analgesic effects on chronic pain: evidence for endogenous opioid mediation.  The Journal of Pain, 16(4), S82

Ang, D., France, C.R., Slaven, J. (2015). Nociceptive Flexion Reflex Threshold: Possible Surrogate Marker of Symptom Severity in Fibromyalgia. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015; 67 (suppl 10).

Ankawi, B., Radice, H., France, A.A., Kowalsky, J.M., Trost, Z., France, C.R. (2014). Reducing negative affective reactions to needles using a coping statement.  Transfusion, 54 (S2), 118A

France, C.R., France, J.L., & France, A.A. (2014). Development and validation of a brief measure of blood donor identity. Transfusion, 54 (S2), 120A.

Masser, B., France, C.R., Hyde, M., Smith, G. (2014). A field evaluation of a modified recruitment brochure. Paper presented at the First European Conference on Donor Health & Management, The Hague, Netherlands, September 3, 2014.  

Flaten, M.A., Rhudy, J., al’Absi, M., & France, C.R. (2014). Relation of emotions to chronic and short lasting pain. Symposium presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

France, C.R., Kowalsky, J.M., France, J.L., Himawan, L.K., Kessler, D.A., Rebosa, M., & Shaz, B.H. (2014). Blood donor identity questionnaire: A multidimensional measure of donor motivation based on self-determination theory. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 47(S1), S32.

Guck, A.J., Niermann, A., Collier, L., Kowalsky, J.M., Parsons, T., France, C.R., & Trost, Z. (2014). Validation of a digital blood draw as a novel and noninvasive in-vivo exposure to blood donation. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 47(S1), S127.

Kowalsky, J.M., France, C.R., France, J.L., Whitehouse, E.A., & Himawan, L.K. (2014).  Evaluation of the blood donation fears inventory factor structure for donors versus nondonors. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 47(S1), S273.

Lewis, K.N., McGlone, S.T., Golden, S.L., Hamilton, K.R., Lavins, B.D., & France, C.R. (2014).  Headache diagnosis and frequency are not associated with offset analgesia. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 47(S1), S276.

Bruehl, S., Burns, J., Gupta, R., Buvanendran, A., Passik, S., France, C.R., Chont, M., Kinner, E., Schuster, E., & Vilardo, L. (2013). Individual differences in endogenous opioid function predict analgesic responses to morphine.  The Journal of Pain, 14, S75.

France, C.R., France, J.L., Wissel., M.E., Ditto, B., Dickert, T., & Himawan, L.K. (2013). Who comes back? A path analysis of repeat donation behavior among novice blood donors. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 45, S33.

Balegh, S., Marcus, N., Godin, G., France, C.R., & Ditto, B. (2013). The effects of simple interventions on vasovagal symptoms and intention to donate blood: The importance of perceived control. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 45, S34.

Warfel, R.M., Hamilton, K., Hess, A., Mushaben, M., Ruggeri, M., Jones, E., Mosher, J., Solano, J., France, J.L., & France, C.R. (2013). A novel measure of implicit attitudes predicts blood donation behavior. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 45, S290.

Hamilton, K., Warfel, R.M., Hess, A., Mushaben, M., Ruggeri, M., Jones, E., Mosher, J., Solano, J., France, J.L., & France, C.R. (2013). Exploring blood donation fears using a novel open-ended questionnaire. Poster presentation at the 34th annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, CA.

Kowalsky, J.M., France, C.R., France, J.L., Berlan, B., Ankawi, B., Beynon, A., & Ritz, T. (2013). Can an arm illusion paradigm serve as a laboratory-analogue for blood donation? Poster presentation at the 34th annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, CA.

French, J.A., French, D.J.,  Poulin, V., France, C.R., Evans, R.T., Rhudy, J.L., & Dumais, M.D. (2013). Emotional modulation of pain is preserved in individuals with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Poster presentation at the 34th annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, CA.

Gupta, R., Bruehl, S., Burns, J., Buvanendran, A., France, C.R., Chont, M., Kinner, E., Schuster, E., & Vilardo, L. (2013). Relationship between endogenous opioid function and opioid-related side effects.  Poster presentation at the 60th annual meeting of the Association of University Anesthesiologists, Miami, FL.

Ritz, T., Simon, E., Bassi Smith, N., Weitzman, M.L., Meuret, A.E., France, C.R., & France, J.L. (2013). A comparison of medical fears in blood-injection-injury phobia and volunteer blood donors. Psychosomatic Medicine, 75 (3), A-127.

Kessler, D.A., Rebosa, M., France, C.R., Shaz, B.L. (2012). Retention and donation rates by minority populations. Transfusion, 52 (3S), 88A.

France, C.R., France, J.L., Kowalsky, J., Copley, D., Lewis, K., Ellis, G., McGlone, S., Sinclair, K., Donovan, A., Beynon, A., & Strickland, H. (2012). A web-based approach to blood donor preparation. Poster presentation at the 33rd annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.

McGlone, S.T., Trost, Z., Weeks, J.W., France, C.R., Huckins-Barker, J.L., & Lewis, K.N. (2012). Using eye-tracking to examine pain attitudes and attention among individuals with and without chronic low back pain. Poster presentation at the 33rd annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.

Kowalsky, J., Strickland, H., Wissel, M.E., France, J.L., France, C.R. (2012). Applied muscle tension is associated with decreased whole blood donation time. Poster presentation at the 33rd annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.

Balegh, S., Marcus, N., Godin, G., France, C.R., & Ditto, B. (2012). Cognitive mechanisms underlying the effects of behavioral interventions on increasing intention to give blood. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 43, S266. Paper presented at the 33rd annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.

Holly, C.D., Gilchrist, P., Marcus, N., Dubuc, S., Delages, G., France, C.R., & Ditto, B. (2012). The effects of leg crossing and applied tension on vasovagal symptoms and blood donor return: A randomized trial. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 43, S267. Paper presented at the 33rd annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.

James, R.C., France, C.R., Custer, B., & Ditto, B. (2011). Needle-fear as independent predictor of syncope and presyncopal reactions in whole blood donors. Transfusion, 51, S33A.

Keenan, P., Menitove, J.E., France, C.R., & France, J.L. (2011). High school students not interested in their cholesterol screening results. Transfusion, 51, S102A.

France, J.L., Copley, D.M., Kowalsky, J.M., & France, C.R. (2011). Web-based education can enhance blood donor confidence. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Warfel, R.M., France, C.R., & France, J.L. (2011). Application of an implicit attitude measure to the blood donation context. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Copley, D.M., France, C.R., & Conatser, R.R. (2011). Median nerve function of individuals with and without a parental history of hypertension. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Bruehl, S, Tang, X., Thieme, K., & France, C.R. (2011). Baroreceptor sensitivity mechanisms and chronification of pain. Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the American Pain Society, Austin, Texas.

Kuhn, B., France, C.R., & Rhudy, J. (2011) Psychological variables do not compromise the validity of a brief method to assess the nociceptive flexion reflex (NFR) threshold. The Journal of Pain, 12(4), s2, p40.

MacGregor, K.L., Funderburk, J.S., Masters, K.S., Bruehl, S., France, C.R., & Maisto, S.A. (2011). The relationship between PTSD, Depression, and pain severity in male primary care patients. Poster presentation at the VA Health Services Research and Development Service National Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

Palit, S., Hoffman, R., Sheaff, R. J., McGlone, S., France, C.R., Potter, W., Harkness, A., McNulty, J., Bartley, E. J., Monda, J. K., & Rhudy, J. L. (2010). Associations between serotonin transporter gene (SLC6A4) polymorphism and emotional modulation of pain and nociception. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience.

France, C.R., France, J.L., Wissel, M.E., Kowalsky, J.M., Bolinger, E.M., & Huckins, J.L. (2010). Enhancing blood donation intentions using multimedia donor educational materials.  Transfusion, 50, 102A.

Kowalsky, J.M., France, C.R., France, J.L., Wissel, M.E. (2010). Changes in cerebral oxygenation during whole blood donation:  The effect of applied muscle tension. Transfusion, 50, 94A

Warfel, R. M., Heffner, K. L., France, C.R., Borchardt, A. R., Allison, A. A., Curcio, A. L., and Noble, B. A. (2010). Effects of priming family versus friend relationships on cardiovascular reactivity. Paper presented at the 22nd annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Warfel, R. M., France, C.R., Heffner, K. L, Borchardt, A. R., Carter, T. L., and Spanakis, M. S. (2010). Effects of Priming Supportive Versus Non-Supportive Relationships on Cardiovascular Reactivity. Paper presented at the 22nd annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Kowalsky, J.M., Cornett, T.L., France, J.L., France, C.R. (2009). Blood donor recruitment is enhanced by educational materials that address fears and provide coping strategies. Transfusion, 49, S62A.

Sinclair, K., Campbell, T., Carey, P.M., Langevin, E., Boser, B., Tricaso, J., & France, C.R. (2009). An adapted motivational interview enhances donation attitudes and increases retention. Transfusion, 49, S63A.

France, C.R. (2009). Evidence-based interactions to protect young donors.  Annual meeting of the AABB, Final Program, 9108-TC.

Palit, S., Hoffman, R., Monda, J. K., DelVentura, J. L., Bartley, E. J., Sheaff, R. J., Potter, W., France, C.R., Harkness, A., McNulty, J., & Rhudy, J. L. (2009). Do 5-HT Transporter Gene (SLC6A4) Polymorphisms Confer Risk for Situation-Specific Pain Catastrophizing? A Pilot Study. Society for Neuroscience Meeting Planner No. 779.2.

Geers, A.L., Helfer, S., Wellman, J.A., & France, C.R. (2009). Dispositional optimism predicts placebo analgesia. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 37, S28.

Hanson, S.A. & France, C.R. (2009). Subjective reactions to blood donations in donors with and without social support. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 37, S55.

Helfer, S., Wellman, J.A., Geers, A.L., & France, C.R. (2009). Priming the concept of pain reduces placebo analgesia. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 37, S28.

France, C.R., France, J.L., Kowalsky, J.M., & Cornett, T.L. (2009). Targeted efforts to address blood donor fears and provide coping suggestions may enhance donor recruitment. Psychosomatic Medicine, 71(3), A49.

Trost, Z., Degnovivo, D.M., & France, C.R. (2009).  The effect of weight lifting video primes on anticipated pain and harm ratings in participants with high and low pain-related fear. Psychosomatic Medicine, 71(3), A105.

Heffner, K.L., Suhr, J.A., Ng, H.M., France, C.R., & Marshall, G.D. (2009). Older adults’ aging attitudes predict autonomic, vascular, and inflammatory responses to a memory challenge. Psychosomatic Medicine, 71(3), A21.

McGlone, S.T., Rhudy, J.L., & France, C.R. (2009). Emotional modulation of pain in normotensive individuals with and without a parental history of hypertension. Psychosomatic Medicine, 71(3), A98.

Sinclair, K.S., Campbell, T.S., Carey, P., Langevin, E., Bowser, B., Tricaso, J., Trost, Z., & France, C.R. (2009). Post-donation motivational interviewing enhances identity as a blood donor and intention to provide a future donation. Psychosomatic Medicine, 71(3), A102.

Ang, D.C., Chakr, R., Mazzuca, S.A. & France, C.R. (October, 2009). Effects of Telephone-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) on clinical symptoms and nociceptive responding in fibromyalgia (FM) – A pilot study. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, Philadelphia, PA.

Ang, D.C., Chakr, R., Mazzuca, S.A. & France, C.R. (October, 2009). Severity of anger, and not clinical pain, correlated with nociceptive flexion reflex threshold in Fibromylagia: An exploratory analysis. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, Philadelphia, PA.

Lavender, S., Johnson, M., Thomas, J., & France, C.R. (February, 2009). Are 3-dimensional spine moments indicative of fear of movement by asymptomatic individuals following a LBP episode? Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Las Vegas, NV.

Sinclair, K., Taylor, L., Carey, P., Langevin, E., Bowser, B., & France, C.R. (2008).  The relationship between donor stage of change and factors related to actual donation behavior. Transfusion, 48S, 69A.

France, C.R., Wissel, M.E., Ditto, B., France, J., Dickert, T., Rader, A., Sinclair, K., McGlone, A., Trost, Z., & Hockman, E. (2008).  Pre-donation hydration and applied muscle tension combine to reduce vasovagal reactions and enhance donor return.  Transfusion, 48S, 68A.

Shipley, S., France, C.R., Menitove, J. (2008). Donor safety and documentation improved with environmental controls, physiological measures and initiatives at High School blood drives. 48S, 294A.

France, C.R., Wissel, M. E., Ditto, B., France, J., Rader, A., Sinclair, K., McGlone, S., Trost, Z., Hockman, E. & Hammers, D. (2008, August). Hydration and repeated leg lifting enhance the blood donation experience. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Trost, Z., France, C.R., Thomas, J.S., Lavender, S.A, & Johnson, M. (2008, May). Fear impacts movement at the chronic and subacute stages of back pain. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

Page, M.G., Taddio, A., Shah, V., France, C.R., Halket, E., & Katz, J. (2008). Parental family history of hypertension predicts pain intensity in neonatal offspring. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, Honolulu, Hawaii.

France, J.L., France, C.R., & Himawan, L.K. (2008). Comparing a predictive model of blood donation intention among donors and non-donors. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 35, S190.

Trost, Z., France, C.R., & Thomas, J.S. (2008). Examination of the photographic series of daily activities (PHODA) scale in chronic low back pain patients with high and low kinesiophobia.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Pain Society, Chicago, IL.

Trost, Z., & France, C.R. (2008). Validation of the photographic series of daily activities scale in a chronic low back pain sample. Society of Behavioral Medicine, Rapid Communications Abstracts, 22.

Thomas, J.S., France, C.R., Lavender, S.A., & Johnson, M. (2008). The effects of kinesiophobia on spinal motion parameters following recovery from an episode of low back pain.  APTA Combined Sections Meetings. Nashville, TN.

Herrere, D., Campbell, C., France, C.R., Bartoshuk, L., & Fillingim, R. (2008). Taste perception related to pain responses among African-Americans and non-Hispanic whites. The Journal of Clinical Pain, 9, P62.

France, C.R., Montalva, R., France, J.L., Trost, Z., Hammers, D., Sinclair, K., McGlone, S., & Fazenbaker, K. (2007). Validating donor recruitment materials: Education in coping strategies enhances attitudes and intentions. Transfusion, 47, S118A.

France, J.L., France, C.R., & Himawan, L.K. (2007). Do similar factors predict donation intention among men and women? Transfusion, 47, S115A.

Suchday, S., France, C.R., Masters, K.M. (2007). Open forum on graduate education and training in health psychology. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Campbell, C.M., France, C.R., Robinson, M.E., Logan, H.L., Geffken, G.R., Fillingim, R.B. (2007). Ethnic Differences in Diffuse Noxious Inhibitory Controls (DNIC). The Journal of Pain, 8, S63.

France, C.R., Thomas, J. (2007). Pain-related fear is associated with avoidance of spinal motion. The Journal of Pain, 8, S65.

Trost, Z., Thomas, J., France, C.R. (2007). Kinesiophobia and generalization following exposure to movement in chronic back pain. The Journal of Pain, 8, S54.

France, J.L., France, C.R., & Himawan, L.K. (2007). Predicting intention to provide a repeat donation among experienced blood donors. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 33, S194.

Trost, Z., France, C.R., & Thomas, J.S. (2007). Kinesiophobia predicts future disability in subacute low back pain. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 33, S183.

Heffner, K., France, C.R., Ng, M., Trost, Z., & Smart, M. (2007).  Sleep quality, perceived stress and inflammatory IL-6 levels in chronic low back pain. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 33, S017.

Vaschillo, E., Vaschillo, B., Bates, M., Lehrer, P., France, C.R., Trost, Z. (Feb, 2007). Rhythmical muscle tension mimics heart rate variability biofeedback. Paper presented at 38th annual meeting of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.

Thomas, J.S. & France, C.R. (2007). The relationship between pain-related fear and lumbar flexion during natural recovery from low back pain. Society for Neuroscience Meeting Planner, Program No. 291.2.

Vander Wiele, N.J., France, C.R., Dha, D. & Thomas, J.S. (2007). The influence of kinesiophobia on motor behavior in multi-joint reaching tasks. Society for Neuroscience Meeting Planner, Program No. 818.11.

Thomas, J.S., Sha, D., France, C.R. & Swank, K.A. (2007). The influence of self-reported levels of disability on trunk muscle activity in participants with chronic low back pain performing maximum effort isometric trunk exertions. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meetings. Boston, MA.

Thomas, J.S., Moenter, S.L., Vander Wiele, N.J., France, C.R., & Sha, D. (2007). The influence of chronic low back pain on the spine and hip joint excursions and joint torques during forward bending tasks. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meetings. Boston, MA.

Swank, K.A., Sha, D., France, C.R. & Thomas, J.S. (2007). The Influence of Load on Joint Excursion and Joint Torque during Bilateral Multi-Joint Reaching Tasks American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meetings. Boston, MA.

Koachman, C., Sha, D., France, C.R., Clagg, S. & Thomas, J.S. (2007) The effect of load and target height on EMG activation of the abdominals and paraspinals in multi-joint reaching American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meetings. Boston, MA.

Trost, Z., France, C.R., & Thomas, J.S. (May, 2006). Exposure to Movement in Chronic Back Pain: Fear Impacts Expectation and Experience. Paper presented at the 18th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.

Thomas, J.S., Sha, D., France, C.R., Swank, K.A., Kochman, C.E. (2006). The influence of chronic low back pain on joint kinematics in multi-joint reaching movements with various loads. Society for Neuroscience Meeting Planner, Program No. 451.7.

Vander Wiele, N.J., Moenter, S.L., Sha, D., France, C.R., Thomas, J.S. (2006). The influence of movement speed and handedness on the expenditure of potential and kinetic energy in full body reaching movements. Society for Neuroscience Meeting Planner, Program No. 742.16.

France, C.R., Rader, A., France, J., Hanson, S., Skeini, T. (July, 2006). Evaluation of a web-based approach to the prevention of vasovagal reactions in novice blood donors.  Paper presented at the 26th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Athens, Greece.

Patterson, S., Rochette, L., France, C.R., France, J., Rader, A. (July, 2006). A dose response study of water loading effects on vasovagal reactions to blood donation.  Paper presented at the 26th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Athens, Greece.

Ditto, B., Albert, M., France, C.R. (July, 2006). Mechanisms of the effects of applied tension on blood donation-related symptoms. Paper presented at the 26th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Athens, Greece.

France, C.R., al’Absi, M., France, J., Harju, A., & Wittmers, L. (2006). Nociceptive flexion reflex threshold and parental history of hypertension predict longitudinal changes in blood pressure. Pain Research and Management, 11, 109.

French, D.J., France, C.R., Vigneau, F., French, J.A., & Evans, R.T.  (2006). Fear avoidance beliefs in chronic pain patients: A psychometric assessment of the original Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia. Pain Research and Management, 11, 110.

Rashiq, S, Dick, B.D., & France, C.R. (2006). Hypertension and chronic pain are associated in the adult Canadian population. Pain Research and Management, 11, 122.

Campbell, C.L., France, C.R., Herrera, D.G., & Fillingim, R.B. (2006). Comparison of nociceptive flexion reflex (NFR) thresholds in a multi-ethnic sample. The Journal of Pain, 7, S76.

France, C.R. (May 4, 2006).  Hypertension, risk for hypertension, and pain.  Paper presented at the 25th annual meeting of the American Pain Society, San Antonio, TX.

France, C.R., France, J.L., & Shearer, A. (2006). Predicting intention to provide a repeat blood donation. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 31, S034.

Emery, C.F., France, C.R., Keefe, F.J., Fondow, M.D., France, J.L., Waters, S., & McKee, D.C. (2006). Nociception among obese and non-obese older adults with osteoarthritis. Psychosomatic Medicine, 68, A111.

Patterson, S.M., Rochette, L.M., France, C.R., France, J.L., Rader, A.W. (2006). Effects of predonation water loading on self-reported and actual vasovagal reactions in novice blood donors. Psychosomatic Medicine, 68, A39.

Moenter, S.L.,VanderWiele, N.J., Sha, D., France, C.R., & Thomas, J.S. (2006).The influence of reaching hand on the postural joint excursions during full body reaching tasks. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meetings. San Diego, CA

Edwards, L., Ring, C., McIntyre, D., Carroll, D., France, C.R., al’Absi, M., & Martin, U. (2005). Opioid blockade lowers the nociceptive flexion reflex threshold in normotensives but not hypertensives. Psychophysiology, 42, S52.

French, D.J., Hébert, M.A., France, C.R., & Evans, R.T. (2005). Perceived disability and clinical pain in chronic pain sufferers are related to fear-avoidance beliefs but not to nociceptive responsiveness. Pain Research and Management, 10(2), 101.

France, C.R. (2005). Preventing vasovagal reactions in novice blood donors. Invited address at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

France, C.R., Rader, A., & Carlson, B. (2005). Donors who react may not come back: Analysis of repeat donation as a function of phlebotomist ratings of vasovagal reactions. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 29, S025.

Ditto, B., & France, C.R. (2005). Blood donor return following treatment with applied tension. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 29, S013.

French, D.J., Doucet, C., Evans, R.T., Vibert, K.A., & France, C.R. (2005). Subjective disability, but not fear-avoidance beliefs, predicts exercise testing performance in chronic back pain patients undergoing functional restoration. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting Rapid Communications, B155.

Patterson, S.M., France, J., & France, C.R. (2005). Acute hydration and applied muscle tension promote physiological changes that can attenuate vasovagal reactions to blood donation. Psychosomatic Medicine, 67, A64.

France, C.R., France, J., & Patterson, S.M. (2005). Applied muscle tension may attenuate vasovagal reactions to blood donation. Psychosomatic Medicine, 67, A55.  

al’Absi, M., France, C.R., Harju, A., & France, J. (2005). Adrenocortical and nociceptive responses to opioid blockade in hypertension-prone men and women. Psychosomatic Medicine, 67, A44

Stewart, K.R., France, C.R., Rader, A.W., & Stewart, J.C. (2005). Phlebotomist interpersonal skill predicts the experience of vasovagal reactions in volunteer blood donors. Psychosomatic Medicine, 67, A113.

French, D., France, C.R., France, J., & Arnott, L. (2004). State anxiety in repeated assessment of nociceptive flexion reflex thresholds in young men and women. Psychophysiology, 41, S95.

Hanson, S.A. & France, C.R. (2004). Water ingestion attenuates negative reactions in first time blood donors. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 27, S145.

al’Absi, M., France, C.R., France, J., Harju, A., Ring, C., McIntyre, D., & Wittmers, L. (2004). Effects of baroreflex stimulation on pain perception and nociceptive flexion reflex in men and women with a parental history of hypertension. Psychosomatic Medicine, 66, A23.

Ditto, B. & France, C.R. (2004). Cross-cultural generalization of the effects of applied muscle tension on blood donation-related symptoms. Psychosomatic Medicine, 66, A93.

Emery, C., Fondow, W., Stainbrook, D., Keefe, F., France, J., Affelck, G., Hackshaw, K., Caldwell, D., Waters, S., & France, C.R. (2004). Effects of relaxation on pain response among older men and women with osteoarthritis. Gerontologist, 44, 352.

France, C.R., al’Absi, M., France, J., Brose, J., Spaeth, D., Harju, A., Nordehn, G., Ring, C., & Wittmers, L (2003). Assessment of opiate modulation of nociception in men and women at risk for hypertension. Psychophysiology, 40, S41.

Suhr, J., Stewart, J., & France, C.R. (2003). Relationship between blood pressure and cognitive performance. Psychophysiology, 40, S84.

Mrykalo, M., & France, C.R. (Aug, 2003). Relationship of sex and menstrual cycle phase in pain perception. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Edwards, L., Ring, C., McIntyre, D., Carroll, D., Martin, U., al’Absi, M., & France, C.R. (2003). Effects of hypertension, genetic risk for hypertension and attention on nociception and pain. Psychosomatic Medicine,65, A28.

Thomas, J. & France, C.R. (2003). Performance of reaching tasks in individuals with and without a history of low back pain. Psychosomatic Medicine,65, A75.

France, C.R., Stewart, J., Fox, L., Clouse, S., France, J., & Suhr, J. (2003). Pulsatile changes in blood pressure are related to performance on cognitive tests.  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 9, 222.

Prause, L.M., Patterson, S.M., France, C.R., & Spinks, D. (2002). Effects of chronic fluid loading on posture and stress-induced cardiovascular reactivity. Psychophysiology, 39, S68.

Patterson, S.M., France, C.R., Prause, L.M., & Gill, M. (2002). Hydration status and cardiovascular psychophysiology. Psychophysiology, 39, S64.

Stewart, J.C., France, C.R., Fox, L.C., & Suhr, J. (2002). Baroreceptor stimulation is associated with impaired performance on simple cognitive tasks. Psychophysiology,39, S6.

France, C.R., France, J.L., al’Absi, M., & Ring, C.M. (2002). Catastrophizing predicts subjective pain ratings but not nociceptive flexion reflex (NFR) threshold. Psychosomatic Medicine,64, 111.

Edwards, L., McIntyre, D., Carroll, D., Ring, C., Martin, U., & France, C.R. (2002). Artificial carotid baroreceptor stimulation is associated with pain modulation. Psychosomatic Medicine,64, 124.

Ditto, B., France, C.R., Lavoie, P., Roussos, M., & Adler, P. (2002). Reducing vasovagal reactions to blood donation with applied muscle tension. Psychosomatic Medicine,64, 169.

France, C.R., France, J.L., Froese, S., & Stewart, J.C. (2001). Effects of gender and coping style on subjective pain and nociceptive reflex thresholds. Psychophysiology,38, S41.

French, D.J., France, C.R., Noel, M., Teed, M., Doucet, C., Austin, S., & Cormier, N. (2001). Vasovagal reactions during volunteer blood donation: The influence of applied muscle tension on donor reactions and retention. Psychophysiology, 38, S42.

Patterson, S.M., Simons, L., France, C.R., & Tulodzieski, B. (2001). Relationship between hydration status and cardiovascular reactivity: Physiological versus psychological challenge. Psychophysiology, 38, S75.

France, C.R., Simons, L., Patterson, S.M., & Tulodzieski, B. (2001). Vasovagal reactions to a surgery film: Physiological and psychological concomitants.  Psychophysiology, 38, S42.

Petersen, K.L., al’Absi, M., France, C.R., & Wittmers, L.E. (2001). Acute mental challenge reduces nociceptive flexion reflex in both men and women. Psychophysiology, 38, S76.

France, C.R., Suchowiecki, S., Stewart, J.C. & France, J. (2001). Temporal summation of the nociceptive flexion reflex in offspring of hypertensives. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 23, S168.

Stewart, J.C. & France, C.R. (2001). Awareness of hypertension status and self-reported pain: Data from NHANES III. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 23, S169.

Wilkins, J., Ditto, B., France, C.R., Adler, S.J., & Lavoie, P. (2001). On-site computer-based training in applied muscle tension to reduce vasodepressor reactions to blood donation: A pilot study. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 23, S105.

Sheffield, D., Stewart, J.C. & France, C.R. (March, 2001). Race-ethnicity and sex differences in pain: Data from NHANES III.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Seattle, Washington.

France, C.R., Suhr, J.A., Fox, L., Spitznagel, B., & Gunstad, J. (2000).  Neuropsychological impairments in persons at risk for hypertension. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 15, 704-705.

Mrykalo, M., France, C.R., & Page, G.D. (2000). Identifying hypertension using the Ohio Blood Pressure History Survey. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 22, S188.

Stewart, J.C. & France, C.R. (2000). Prediction of longitudinal changes in blood pressure using cardiovascular reactivity and recovery. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 22, S135.

al' Absi, M. & France, C.R. (March, 2000). Altered pain perception in hypertension.  Roundtable discussion at the 58th annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Savannah, Georgia.

France, C.R. & Suchowiecki, S. (October, 1999). Supraspinal pain modulation in individuals at risk for hypertension. Psychophysiology, 36, S20.

Nyklicek, I., Sheffield, D., McCubbin, J.A., France, C.R., & Ring, C. (October, 1999). Hypertension-related appraisal of aversive stimuli. Psychophysiology, 36, S19.

Taylor, B.K., France, C.R., & Labus, J. (June, 1999). The medical fears survey helps predict vasovagal reactions in volunteer blood donors.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, Denver, Colorado.

Bonk, V.A., France, C.R., & Taylor, B.K. (1999). Interventions to reduce negative reactions experienced at blood donation. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 21, S226.

Henninger, M.L., France, C.R., & Hilderbrand, A. (1999). Defensiveness and hostility as predictors of cardiovascular reactivity to an anger-recall interview. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 21, S144.

France, C.R., & Katz, J. (May, 1999). Post-operative pain is attenuated in men with elevated preoperative systolic blood pressure.  Annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, Canada.  

France, C.R. (May, 1999). Psychophysiological assessment of pain perception in humans: The nociceptive flexion reflex.  Annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, Canada.  

France, C.R. (1998). Pain perception in individuals at risk for hypertension. Invited address presented at the 38th annual meeting of the society for psychophysiological research, Denver, CO.

Suchowiecki, S., & France, C.R. (1998). Assessment of descending central modulation of pain responses in men and women. Psychophysiology, 35, S81.

France, C.R., Bonesteel, K.R., Massatti, R., Starcher, W.H., Smith, S.J., DiCarlo, L.M., & Rinker, J.L. (1998). Pain perception and risk for hypertension: Signal detection analysis. Psychophysiology, 35, S32.

French, D.J., France, C.R., & Henninger, M. (1998). Degree of exteroceptive suppression of temporalis activity is unrelated to subjective pain ratings. Psychophysiology, 35, S33.

France, C.R., & Henninger, M. (1998). Degree of family history affects blood pressure reactivity to stress. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 20, S81.

Kvaal, S.A., Holroyd, K.A., France, C.R., Lipchik, G.L., & French, D.J. (1998).  A marker of affective influences on central pain modulation.  Headache, 38, 388-389.

France, C.R., & Page, G.D. (1997). Assessing parental history of hypertension: Father (and mother) knows best! Psychophysiology, 34, S35.

Sauer, L.A., France, C.R., & Wilhelm, L. (1997). Caffeine effects on blood pressure and negative syncopal reactions in novice female blood donors. Psychophysiology, 34, S78.

Suchowiecki, S., & France, C.R. (1997). Risk for hypertension and hypoalgesia: paternal versus maternal history. Psychophysiology, 34, S88.

Ditto, B., France, J., & France, C.R. (1997). Is blood pressure related to hypoalgesia related to stress-induced analgesia? Psychophysiology, 34, S31.

Kvaal, S.A., Holroyd, K.A., France, C.R., French, D.J., & Lipchik, G.L. (1997). Response of a pain reflex to affective influences, Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Lipchik, G.L., Holroyd, K.A., & France, C.R. (1997). Fear of pain in recurrent headache sufferers and controls. Headache, 37, 320.

Page, G., France, C.R., Bonk, V., Meade, M.A., & Polewchak, J. (1997). Nociceptive flexion reflex threshold (RIII) is elevated in offspring of hypertensives. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 19, S151.

Henninger, M., France, C.R., Stewart, K., & Polewchak, J. (1997). Risk for hypertension and cardiovascular reactivity to stress in women. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 19, S155.

Bonk, V., France, C.R., Rench, M., & Eyen, V. (1997). Blood donation imagery as a predictor of syncopal reactions during blood donation. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 19, S174.

France, C.R., Page, G., Bonk, V., Henninger, M., Stewart, K., Scott, C., & Polewchak, J. (1996). Nociceptive flexion reflex (RIII) threshold is related to resting systolic blood pressure: Evidence of hypoalgesia in normotensive men and women. Psychophysiology, 33, S38.

Meade, M., France, C.R., Henninger, M., Bonk, V., Booher, A., & Scott, C. (September, 1996). Gender, fear, and subjective reactions to blood donation. Paper presented at American Psychological Association’s 1996 Women’s Health Conference, Washington, DC.

Greer, M.L., France, C.R., & Meade, M.A. (1996). Coping style as a predictor of negative reactions to blood donation. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 18, S149.

France, C.R., Marsico, E., Greer, M., Meade, M., Ditto, B., Adler, P., & France, J. (1995). Resting systolic blood pressure is inversely related to venipuncture pain ratings during blood donation. Psychophysiology, 32, S32.

French, D., France, C.R., Holroyd, K., Beare, D., McCool, H., & Lipchik, G. (1995). Temporal stability of exteroceptive suppression of masseter muscle activity. Psychophysiology, 32, S33.

Ditto, B., Adler, P., & France, C.R. (1995). Elevated preference for salt in young adults with a genetic risk for hypertension? Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 17, S202.

Meade, M.A., France, C.R., Peterson, L.M., & Greer, M.L. (1995). Predicting reactions to blood donation. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 17, S192.

Lipchik, G.L., Holroyd, K.A., France, C.R., & Cordingley, G. (1995). Central and peripheral mechanisms in chronic tension headache. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Association for the Study of Headache.

France, C.R., French, D.J., Meade, M., & Holroyd, K.A. (1994). Exteroceptive suppression in offspring of hypertensives. Psychophysiology, 31, S48.

Stewart, K.M., & France, C.R. (1994). Pain sensitivity and risk for hypertension. Psychophysiology, 31, S94.

Holroyd, K.A., France, C.R., Mehta, A.G., & French, D.J. (1994). A computer program for scoring of exteroceptive suppression periods. Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference of the European Headache Federation. Liège, Belgium.

France, C.R. (1994). Initial development of the blood donation reactions prediction scale. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 16, S163.

Lipchik, G.L., Holroyd, K.A., France, C.R., Kvaal, S.A., Segal, D., Rokicki, L.A., & McCool, H.R. (1994). Central and peripheral mechanisms in recurrent headache disorders. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association's Women's Health Conference, Washington, D.C.

Lipchik, G.L., Holroyd, K.A., France, C.R., Kvaal, S.A., Segal, D., Rokicki, L., & McCool, H.R. (1994). Central deficits in pain modulation and peripheral muscle abnormalities in chronic tension headache. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 16, S105.

Rokicki, L.A., Holroyd, K.A., France, C.R., France, J.L., Kvaal, S.A., Beare, D., & Lipchik, G. (1994). Change mechanisms underlying the effectiveness of EMG biofeedback training. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 16, S100.

France, C.R. (1993). Fainting symptoms during blood donation and baroreflex sensitivity.  Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

France, C.R., Adler, P.S.J., France, J., & Ditto, W.B. (1992). Subjective pain during venipuncture in offspring of hypertensives. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C., USA

France, C.R. (1992). Cardiovascular and emotional responses to caffeine and a competitive video game in high and low hostile individuals. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New York, USA

France, J. & France, C.R. (1992). Menstrual pain sensitivity in females with and without a parental history of hypertension. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New York, USA

Adler, P.S.J., Ditto, B., & France, C.R. (1992). The relation of hostility and parental history of hypertension to resting blood pressure. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New York, USA

France, C.R., Ditto, B., & Tsagarakis, C. (1991). Cardiovascular responses to stress and decaffeinated teas. Paper presented at the meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Calgary, Canada.

France, C.R., & Ditto, B. (1990). Cardiovascular responses to the combination of caffeine and active coping, passive coping, and exercise stressors. Psychophysiology, 27, S32.

Adler, P.S.J., Ditto, B., & France, C.R. (1990). Perceived risk for hypertension and cardiovascular responsivity in normotensives. Psychophysiology, 27, S13.

France, C.R., Ditto, B. & Adler, P. (1990). Pain sensitivity in offspring of hypertensives at rest and during baroreflex stimulation. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Chicago, USA.

France, C.R., Ditto, B. & LeBlanc, H. (1989). Carotid baroreflex sensitivity at rest and during mental arithmetic in male sibling pairs. Psychophysiology, 26, S26.

France, C.R. & Ditto, B. (1989). Assortative mating with regards to cardiovascular reactivity to stress. Canadian Psychology, 30, 451.

France, C.R. & Ditto, B. (1988). Cardiovascular responses to occupational stress and caffeine. Psychophysiology, 25, 447.

France, C.R. & Ditto, B. (1988). Individual difference characteristics and cardiovascular responses to stress and caffeine. Canadian Psychology, 29, 260.

France, C.R., Ditto, B. & Kraut, M. (1987). Caffeine effects on several indices of cardiovascular activity at rest and during stress. Psychophysiology, 24, 589.

Invited Addresses & Workshops

Strategies to promote blood donor recruitment and retention, Blood and Transplant Research Unit in Donor Health and Genomics at University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, July 18, 2018.

Enhancing blood donor recruitment and retention. Institute of Blood Transfusion, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College, Chengdu, China, April 18, 2018.

Predicting and preventing syncopal reactions among young blood donors. America’s Blood Centers Summer Meeting, Providence, RI, August 1, 2017.

Using VR gaming technology to promote recovery from chronic back pain. Annual meeting of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, Santa Fe, NM, June 24, 2017.

Promoting recruitment and retention of blood donors. University of Arizona, Department of Psychology. Tucson, AZ, February 8, 2017.

Predicting and preventing faint and pre-faint reactions among young blood donors. FDA Blood Products Advisory Committee, Bethesda, Maryland, November 17, 2016.

Promoting recruitment and retention of blood donors. Ohio University Translational Biomedical Sciences Seminar Series. Athens, OH, June 1, 2016

Promoting blood donor recruitment and retention. Indiana Blood Center. Indianapolis, Indiana, March 7, 2016

Using behavioral interventions to promote a sustainable donor pool. American Red Cross, Central Ohio Region, Lancaster, OH, December 7, 2015

Using behavioral interventions to promote a sustainable donor pool. Ohio University Red Cross Club, Athens, OH, October 28, 2015

Promoting blood donor recruitment and retention using empirically-supported interventions. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Department of Psychology Invited Lecture Series, Milwaukee, WI, September 25, 2015

Promoting blood donor recruitment and retention using empirically-supported interventions. America’s Blood Centers Fund Development, Communications and Donor Management Workshop, Chattanooga, TN, June 19, 2015.

How can we enhance the blood donation experience and promote donor recruitment? Invited Address to the Ohio University Emeritus Professors Association, May 21, 2015.

I'd like to give blood, but... Science Café Series, Ohio University, March 18, 2015.  

Rolling up our sleeves: Working to prepare blood donors for a lifetime of giving. Distinguished Professor Lecture, Ohio University, March 10, 2015.

Evidence-based behavioral strategies to enhance coping with blood donation. Department of Psychology, University of Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, October 10, 2014.

How can we enhance blood donor recruitment and retention? First European Conference on Donor Health & Management, The Hague, Netherlands, September 4, 2014.  

Enhancing donor recruitment and retention using empirically-supported approaches to donor education. Annual Meeting of the Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals, Columbus, Ohio, May 15, 2014.  

Rolling up our sleeves: Working toward better recruitment and retention of volunteer blood donors.  Clinical Colloquium Series, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, March 21, 2014.

Grant writing for new investigators: An insider’s view on the grant review process.  Invited presentation at the 33rd annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA. April 12, 2012.

Hypoalgesia in hypertensive and hypertension-prone samples: Evidence and implications. Ohio University Heritage College of Medicine, Athens, OH, Dec 13, 2011.

Evidence-based strategies to enhance donor recruitment and retention. Division 38 Presidential Address at Annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC, August 6, 2011.

Navigating the funding maze: NIH opportunities. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC, August 5, 2011.

Publication 101: Mastering the manuscript review process. APA Division 38 Conference Call Series on Topics in Health Psychology, April 7, 2011.

Evidence-based strategies to enhance donor recruitment and retention. Transfusion Medicine Grand Rounds, New York Blood Center, New York, NY, November 19, 2010.

Evidence-based strategies to enhance donor recruitment and retention. Annual Conference of the Florida Association of Blood Banks, Miami, Florida, June 4, 2010.

Mitigating adverse reactions in blood donors.  FDA Blood Products Advisory Committee, Bethesda, Maryland, November 17, 2009.

Evidence-based interactions to protect young donors: Opportunities for intervention. Annual meeting of the AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks), New Orleans, Louisiana, October 24, 2009.

Preparing for better donations and fewer reactions. Annual meeting of the Portuguese Blood Institute (Instituto Português do Sangue), Tomar, Portugal, October 8, 2009.

Attracting and Retaining Blood Donors: Bench to Donor Bedside Applications of Health Psychology. Annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Montreal, Canada, June 12, 2009.

Publishing 101 – Developing and publishing behavioral medicine research manuscripts. Annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, April 24, 2009.

Preparing for better donations and fewer reactions. Annual meeting of America’s Blood Centers, Arlington, VA, March 15, 2009.

Reduced pain in individuals at risk for hypertension: Evidence and implications. Frontiers in Pain Research Lecture Series, co-hosted by The Montreal General Hospital Clinical Pain Centre and The Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, December 10, 2008.

Attracting and Retaining Blood Donors: Bench to (Donor) Bedside Applications of Health Psychology. University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, 2008.

Attracting and Retaining Blood Donors: Bench to (Donor) Bedside Applications of Health Psychology. Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, 2008.

Attenuating Adverse Reactions in Blood Donors. Brown University Medical School/Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI, 2008.

Interventions to Prevent Reactions and Strategies to Motivate the Novice Donor. Blood Centers of America Quick Time Conference – Managing the High School Donor, Providence, RI, 2008.

From Tempe to San Antonio: Application of the competency model to clinical health psychology. Annual meeting of the Council of Clinical Health Psychology Training Directors, San Antonio, TX, 2008.

Reduced pain in individuals at risk for hypertension: Evidence and implications. The Ohio State University, Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series, Columbus, OH, 2008.

Hypoalgesia in Hypertensive and Hypertension-Prone Samples: Evidence and Implications. Blaustein Pain Lecture Series, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2006.

Stiffen the Sinews, Summon Up the blood: Avoiding Adverse Events in Blood Donors.  University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth, MN, 2006.

Pain Coping Skills Training: Understanding Treatment Mechanisms. Duke University/UNC Brain Imaging and Analysis Center, Durham, NC, 2006.

Evaluation of a web-based approach to the prevention of vasovagal reactions in novice blood donors. International Congress of Applied Psychology, Athens, Greece, 2006.

Hypertension, risk for hypertension, and pain.  Annual meeting of the American Pain Society, San Antonio, TX, 2006.

Preventing vasovagal reactions in novice blood donors. Annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC, 2005.

Kinesiophobia, Altered Motor Coordination, and Recurrent Low Back Pain.  Presented to the Ohio University Emeritus Professors, 2005.

Interventions in Clinical Health Psychology.  Department of Psychology, Universidad Catolica del Norte, Antofagasta, Chile, 2001.

Acute and Chronic Stress Effects on Blood Pressure. Department of Psychology, Universidad Catolica del Norte, Antofagasta, Chile, 2001.

Biofeedback and Coping Skills Training for Pain Management. Ohio University College of Medicine, Athens, Ohio, 2001  

Altered pain perception in hypertension. Annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Savannah, Georgia, 2000.

Professional Activities and Associations

Journal Editorial Service
Editor-in-Chief, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 2009-2014
Editorial Board, Journal of Caffeine Research, 2010-
Editor Emeritus, Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 2011-
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 2005-10
Associate Editor, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 2005-09
Action Editor, International Journal of Psychophysiology, 2003-09
Associate Editor, Pain, 2001-09
Associate Editor, Psychophysiology, 2003-05

AABB (formerly American Association of Blood Banks)
Young Donor Adverse Reaction Task Force, 2008-09
National Blood Foundation Grant Review Committee, 2013

American Psychological Association (APA)
Advanced Training Institute for fMRI, 2000
Council of Representatives, 2008-09
Annual Convention Central Program Committee, 2008-09
APA Division Leadership Conference, 01/29-31/10
APA Science Leadership Conference, 11/11-13/10

American Psychological Association, Division 38 (Health Psychology)
President-elect, 2009-10
President, 2010-11
Past-President, 2011-12
Executive Committee, 2008-12
Organizer/Co-Chair, Tempe Summit on Curriculum & Training, 2007
Co-Chair, Presidential Task Force on Clinical Health Psychology, 2005-07
Chair, Membership Council, 2005-07
Chair, Program Committee, 2002-03
Member, Health Psychology Institutes Steering Committee, 2003-05
Reviewer, Program Committee, 1997-12
Member, Nominations & Elections Committee, 2012-15
Chair, Nominations & Elections Committee, 2013-14

National Institutes of Health Grant Reviews
Ad hoc, NIH/NHLBI K99/R00 Special Emphasis Panel, 11/2006
Ad hoc, NIH/NHLBI K99/R00 Special Emphasis Panel, 6/2007
Ad hoc, NIH Study Section (Community Influences on Health Behavior), 6/2008
Ad hoc, NIH Study Section (Behav. Med. Interventions & Outcomes), 2/2010
Ad hoc, NIH RC4 Special Emphasis Panel, 2/2010
Ad hoc, NIH Study Section (Behav. Med. Interventions & Outcomes), 10/2010
Ad hoc, NIH Study Section (Behav. Med. Interventions & Outcomes), 2/2011
Member, NIH Study Section (Behav. Med. Interventions & Outcomes), 2011-15
Chair, NIH Study Section (Behav. Med. Interventions & Outcomes), 2013-15

Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR)
Program Committee Member, 1997-02
Tursky Awards Committee, 2002-03
Nominations Committee, 2006-07

Society of Behavioral Medicine
Distinguished Mentor Award Committee, 2002-03
Publications and Communications Council, 2009-
Board of Directors, 2009-
Investment Committee, 2011-12

Memberships in Professional Societies
Fellow, American Psychological Association (Division 38)                
Fellow, International Organization of Psychophysiology            
Fellow, Society of Behavioral Medicine    
Member, Society for Psychophysiological Research
Member, International Association for the Study of Pain            
Member, American Psychosomatic Society
Member, American Pain Society
Member, AABB (formerly American Association of Blood Banks)
Elected Member, Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research

Committees Served

University Service
Ohio University Distinguished Professor Selection Committee, 2014-16
Executive Cmte, Ohio Musculoskeletal & Neurological Institute, 2012-16
Academic Priorities for Graduate Education Committee, 2005    
Institutional Review Board, 1994-00
College of Arts & Sciences, Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2000-05
College of Arts & Sciences, Research Advisory Committee, 2002-05
College of Arts & Sciences, Staffing Committee, 2003-05
Honors Tutorial College, Research Apprenticeships Selection, 2000
Doctoral Investment Proposal Review Committee, 2000
Appalachian Rural Health Institute Steering Committee, 1999
Director, Honors Tutorial College Program in Psychology, 1997-99

Departmental Service
Director, Clinical Training Program, 2002-04
Director, Clinical and Experimental Health Psychology Program, 2001-03
Psychology and Social Work Clinic Advisory Committee, Chair, 2002-04, Member, 2000-04
Chair, Health Psychology Doctoral Enhancement Committee, 99-00
Chair, Health Psychology Faculty Search Committees, 97-00; 08-09; 10-11; 13-16
Chair, Promotion and Tenure Subcommittee, 99-00; 07-09
Chair, Psychophysiology Faculty Search Committee, 1998-99
Faculty Advisor to Psi Chi (national psychology honor society), 1994-1997
Eminent Scholar Proposal Committee                
Faculty Evaluation Committee                        
Clinical Internship Committee                    
Judicial Committee                                
Clinical Admissions Committee

Work-Related Experience

Ohio University, Department of Psychology

Distinguished Professor, 2014-
Professor, 2001-14
Associate Professor, 1996-01    
Assistant Professor, 1990-96    
Director, Clinical Training Program 2002-04
Director, Clinical and Experimental Health Psychology Program 2001-03

American Psychological Association, Division 38 (Health Psychology)

President-elect, President, Past-President, 2009-12

Journal Editorships

Editor-in-Chief, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 2009-14
Editor Emeritus, Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 2010-
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 2005-10
Associate Editor, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 2005-09
Action Editor, International Journal of Psychophysiology, 2003-09
Associate Editor, Psychophysiology, 2003-05
Associate Editor, Pain, 2001-09

NIH Behavioral Medicine, Interventions, and Outcomes (BMIO) Study Section

Member, 2011-15
Chair, 2013-15


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College of Arts & Sciences