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

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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

Mao JJ, Bowman MA, Xie SX, Bruner D, DeMichele A, Farrar JT.: Electroacupuncture Versus Gabapentin for Hot Flashes Among Breast Cancer Survivors: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology November 2015.

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 November 2015.

Robson JC, Milman N, Tomasson G, Dawson J, Cronholm PF, Kellom K, Shea J, Ashdown S, Boers M, Boonen A, Casey GC, Farrar JT, Gebhart D, Krischer J, Lanier G, McAlear CA, Peck J, Sreih AG, Tugwell PS, Luqmani RA, Merkel PA.: Exploration, Development, and Validation of Patient-reported Outcomes in Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-associated Vasculitis Using the OMERACT Process. Journal of Rheumatology November 2015.

Segerdahl AR, Mezue M, Okell TW, Farrar JT, Tracey I: Corrigendum: The dorsal posterior insula subserves a fundamental role in human pain. Nature Neuroscience November 2015.

Markman JD, Gewandter JS, Frazer ME, Pittman C, Cai X, Patel KV, Jahromi BS, Dworkin RH, Burke LB, Farrar JT.: Evaluation of outcome measures for neurogenic claudication: A patient-centered approach. Neurology 85(14): 1250-6, October 2015.

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 [Epub ahead of print], September 2015.

BaĨkonja MM, Farrar JT: Are Pain Ratings Irrelevant? Pain Medicine July 2015.

Gewandter JS, Dworkin RH, Turk DC, Farrar JT, Fillingim RB, Gilron I, Markman JD, Oaklander AL, Polydefkis MJ, Raja SN, Robinson JP, Woolf CJ, Ziegler D, Ashburn MA, Burke LB, Cowan P, George SZ, Goli V, Graff OX, Iyengar S, Jay GW, Katz J, Kehlet H, Kitt RA, Kopecky EA, Malamut R, McDermott MP, Palmer P, Rappaport BA, Rauschkolb C, Steigerwald I, Tobias J, Walco GA.: Research design considerations for chronic pain prevention clinical trials: IMMPACT recommendations. Pain July 2015.

Farrar JT: Problem with defining headache etiology using patient symptomatology. Pain July 2015.

Segerdahl AR, Mezue M, Okell TW, Farrar JT, Tracey I.: The dorsal posterior insula subserves a fundamental role in human pain. Nature Neurosciences April 2015.

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