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.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Focuses on all aspects of pain and symptom therapy in cancer patients as a member of the Symptom and Palliative Care Team and as a collaborator in the development of a multi-disciplinary program for the evaluation and treatment of patients with pain.

Selected Publications

Theken KN, Hersh EV, Lahens NF, Lee HM, Li X, Granquist EJ, Giannakopoulos HE, Levin LM, Secreto SA, Grant GR, Detre JA, FitzGerald GA, Grosser T, Farrar JT: Variability in the Analgesic Response to Ibuprofen Is Associated With Cyclooxygenase Activation in Inflammatory Pain. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 106(3): 632-641, Sept 2019.

Tomasson G, Farrar JT, Cuthbertson D, McAlear CA, Ashdown S, Cronholm PF, Dawson J, Gebhart D, Lanier G, Luqmani RA, Milman N, Peck J, Robson JC, Shea JA, Carette S, Khalidi N, Koening CL, Langford CA, Monach PA, Moreland L, Pagnoux C, Specks U, Sreih AG, Ytterberg SR, Merkel PA, Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium: Feasibility and Construct Validation of the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System in Systemic Vasculitis. Journal of Rheumatology 46(8): 928-934, Aug 2019.

Harte SE, Schrepf A, Gallop R, Kruger GH Lai HHH, Sutcliffe S, Halvorson M, Ichesco E, Naliboff BD, Afari N, Harris RE, Farrar JT, Tu F, Landis JR, Clauw DJ, MAPP Research Network: Quantitative assessment of nonpelvic pressure pain sensitivity in urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome: a MAPP Research Network study. Pain 160(6): 1270-1280, Jun 2019.

Kohli AA, Vossough A, Mallery RM, Woo JH, Sheldon CA, Paley GL, Digre KB, Friedman DI, Farrar JT, McCormack SE, Liu GT, Szperka CL: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings in Pediatric Pseudotumor Cerebri Syndrome. Pediatric Neurology May 2019 Notes: [Epub ahead of print]doi.org/10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2019.04.010.

Heath JK, Weissman GE, Clancy CB, Shou H, Farrar JT, Dine CJ: Assessment of Gender-Based Linguistic Differences in Physician Trainee Evaluations of Medical Faculty Using Automated Text Mining. JAMA Network Open May 2019.

Gewandter JS, McDermott MP, He H, Gao S, Cai X, Farrar JT, Katz NP Markman JD, Senn S, Turk DC, Dworkin RH: Demonstrating heterogeneity of treatment effects among patients: an overlooked but important step toward precision medicine. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Jan 2019 Notes: [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1002/cpt.1372.

Hersh EV, Secreto S, Wang S, Giannakopoulos H, Mousavian M, Lesavoy B, Hutcheson MC, Farrar JT, Wang P, Doyle G, Cooper SA: A Proof-of-Concept Study Using Quantitative Sensory Threshold Analysis to Compare 2 Intraoral Topical Anesthetics. Clinical Therapeutics Jan 2019 Notes: [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1016/j.clinthera.2018.12.009.

Kudel I, Hopps M, Cappelleri JC, Sadosky A, King-Concialdi K, Liebert R, Parsons B, Hlavacek P, Alexander AH, DiBonaventura MD, Markman JD, Farrar JT, Stacey BR: Characteristics of patients with neuropathic pain syndromes screened by the painDETECT questionnaire and diagnosed by physician exam. Journal of Pain Research 12: 255-268, Jan 2019.

Hwang J, Koo GK, De Palm SE, Sigafus K, Farrar JT, Clapp JT, Lane-Fall MB, Nazarian SM: Inpatient Pain Medication Administration: Understanding the Process and Its Delays. The Journal of Surgical Research 232: 49-55, Dec 2018.

Forsmark CE, Andersen DK, Farrar JT, Golden M, Habtezion A, Husain SZ, Li L, Mayerle J, Pandol SJ, Uc A, Zhu Z, Yadav D: Accelerating the Drug Delivery Pipeline for Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis: Summary of the Working Group on Drug Development and Trials in Chronic Pancreatitis at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Workshop. Pancreas 47(10), Dec 2018.

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Last updated: 09/11/2019
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