John T. Farrar, M.D., Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
Room 816, Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
Office: 215-898-5802
Fax: 215-573-5315
Education:
ScB. (Biology, Computer Science minor)
Brown University, 1976.
M.D.
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.

Selected Publications

Taylor AM, Phillips K, Patel KV, Turk DC, Dworkin RH, Beaton D, Clauw DJ, Gignac M, Markman JD, Williams DA, Bujanover S, Burke LB, Carr DB, Choy EH, Conaghan PG, Cowan P, Farrar JT, Freeman R, Gewandter J, Gilron I, Goli V, Gover TD, Haddox JD, Kerns RD, Kopecky EA, Lee DA, Malamut R, Mease P, Rappaport BA, Simon LS, Singh JA, Smith SM, Strand V, Tugwell P, Vanhove GF, Veasley C, Walco GA, Wasan AD, Witter J: Assessment of physical function and participation in chronic pain clinical trials: IMMPACT/OMERACT recommendations. Pain 157(9): 1836-50, Sept 2016.

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.

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 May 2016 Notes: [Epub ahead of print]

Smith SM, Amtmann D, Askew RL, Gewandter JS, Hunsinger M, Jensen MP, McDermott MP, Patel KV, Williams M, Bacci ED, Burke LB, Chambers CT, Cooper SA, Cowan P, Desjardins P, Etropolski M, Farrar JT, Gilron I, Huang IZ, Katz M, Kerns RD, Kopecky EA, Rappaport BA, Resnick M, Strand V, Vanhove GF, Veasley C, Versavel M, Wasan AD, Turk DC, Dworkin RH: Pain intensity rating training: results from an exploratory study of the ACTTION PROTECCT system. Pain 157(5): 1056-64, May 2016.

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 April 2016 Notes: In press.

Rosen RC, Stephens-Shields AJ, Cunningham GR, Cifelli D, Cella D, Farrar JT, Barrett-Connor E5, Lewis CE6, Pahor M, Hou X, Snyder P: Comparison of interactive voice response (IVR) with paper administration of instruments to assess functional status, sexual function, and quality of life in elderly men. Quality of Life Research 25(4): 811-21, Apr 2016.

Dworkin JD, McKeown A, Farrar JT, Gilron I, Hunsinger M, Kerns RD, McDermott MP, Rappaport BA, Turk DC, Dworkin RH, Gewandter JS: Deficiencies in reporting of statistical methodology in recent randomized trials of nonpharmacologic pain treatments: ACTTION systematic review. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 72: 56-65, Apr 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 Page: 1-6, April 2016.

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Last updated: 08/23/2016
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