John T. Farrar

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Associate Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Member, University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center
Attending Staff, Penn Pain Medicine Center, Department of Anesthesia, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia PA
Clinical Associate, Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, University of Pennsylvania
Co-Director, Biostatistics Analysis Center, Biostatistical and Epidemiology Consulting Center, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Co-Director, Biostatistics Analysis Center/Biostatistical and Epidemiology Consulting Center, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine,(2004-Interim Director), University of Pennsylvania
Director, Undergraduate Medical Education in Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Deputy Director, Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology Program, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine Philadelphia, PA
Department: Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Contact information
Room 816, Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
Office: 215-898-5802
Fax: 215-573-5315
Graduate Group Affiliations
ScB. (Biology, Computer Science minor)
Brown University, 1976.
The University of Rochester School of Medicine, 1981.
M.S.C.E. (Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics)
The University of Pennsylvania, 2000.
Ph.D. (Graduate Group - Biostatistics and Epidemiology)
The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2004.
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Description of Research Expertise

Research related to pain including the use of new pain medications, brain function in people with pain, complementary and alternative therapies, and new methodologies for understanding how patients report their pain in clinical trials. Current research includes ongoing studies of acupuncture for the treatment of pain in osteo-arthritis patients and chronic fatigue in cancer patients, brain imaging of patients with pain, and studies of cancer treatment related pain.

Description of Itmat Expertise

Dr. Farrar studies pain and symptom management (with a focus on measurement, analysis and interpretation methodology) and pharmacoepidemiological studies using large databases, functional neuroimaging studies in pain related disease, and novel methodology in the design and execution of clinical trials.

Selected Publications

Lee I, Garland SN, DeMichele A, Farrar JT, Im EO, Mao JJ: A cross-sectional survey of pain catastrophising and acupuncture use among breast cancer survivors. Acupuncture in Medicine 35(1): 38-43, Mar 2017.

Roy CN, Snyder PJ, Stephens-Shields AJ, Artz AS, Bhasin S, Cohen HJ, Farrar JT, Gill TM, Zeldow B, Cella D, Barrett-Connor E, Cauley JA, Crandall JP, Cunningham GR, Ensrud KE, Lewis CE, Matsumoto AM, Molitch ME, Pahor M, Swerdloff RS, Cifelli D, Hou X, Resnick SM, Walston JD, Anton S, Basaria S, Diem SJ, Wang C, Schrier SL, Ellenberg SS: Association of Testosterone Levels With Anemia In Older Men: A Controlled Clinical Trial. JAMA Internal Medicine Feb 2017 Notes: doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9540. [Epub ahead of print]

Resnick SM, Matsumoto AM, Stephens-Shields AJ, Ellenberg SS, Gill TM, Shumaker SA, Pleasants DD, Barrett-Connor E, Bhasin S, Cauley JA, Cella D, Crandall JP, Cunningham GR, Ensrud KE, Farrar JT, Lewis CE, Molitch ME, Pahor M, Swerdloff RS, Cifelli D, Anton S, Basaria S, Diem SJ, Wang C, Hou X, Snyder PJ: Testosterone Treatment and Cognitive Function in Older Men with Low Testosterone and Age-Associated Memory Impairment. JAMA Internal Medicine 317(7): 717-727, Feb 2017.

Johnston JM, Wilson JM, Smith AL, Farrar JT, Kallan MJ, Veeder C: Using a Cageside Device for Testing Glycosylated Hemoglobin in Cynomolgus Macaques (Macaca fascicularis), Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Science 56(1): 90-94, Jan 2017.

Stephens-Shields AJ, Clemens JQ, Jemielita T, Farrar J, Sutcliffe S, Hou X, Landis JR; MAPP Research Network: Symptom Variability and Early Symptom Regression in the MAPP Study, a Prospective Study of Urological Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome. The Journal of Urology 196(5): 1450-1455, Nov 2016.

Umscheid CA, Maenner MJ, Mull N, Veesenmeyer AF, Farrar JT, Goldfarb S, Morrison G, Albanese MA, Frohna JG, Feldstein DA.: Using educational prescriptions to teach medical students evidence-based medicine. Medical Teacher 38(11): 1112-1117, Nov 2016.

Paice JA, Mulvey M, Bennett M, Dougherty PM, Farrar JT, Mantyh PW, Miaskowski C, Schmidt B, Smith TJ: AAPT Diagnostic Criteria for Chronic Cancer Pain Conditions. The Journal of Pain Nov 2016 Notes: [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2016.10.020.

Neylan CJ, Damrauer SM, Kelz RR, Farrar JT, Dempsey DT, Lee MK 4th, Karakousis GC, Tewksbury CM, Pickett-Blakely OE, Williams NN1, Dumon KR: The role of body mass index class in cholecystectomy after acute cholecystitis: An American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program analysis. Surgery 160(3): 699-707, Sept 2016.

Cunningham GR, Stephens-Shields AJ, Rosen RC, Wang C, Bhasin S, Matsumoto AM, Parsons JK, Gill TM, Molitch ME, Farrar JT, Cella D, Barrett-Connor E, Cauley JA, Cifelli D, Crandall JP, Ensrud KE, Gallagher L, Zeldow B, Lewis CE, Pahor M, Swerdloff RS, Hou X, Anton S, Basaria S, Diem SJ, Tabatabaie V, Ellenberg SS, Snyder PJ: Testosterone Treatment and Sexual Function in Older Men With Low Testosterone Levels. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 101(8): 3096-104, Aug 2016.

Snyder PJ, Ellenberg SS, Farrar JT: Testosterone Treatment in Older Men. The New England Journal of Medicine 375(1): 90, July 2016.

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Last updated: 03/09/2017
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