Martin D. Cheatle, PhD

Additional Information & Contact: Dept. of Psychiatry link

Selected Publications

Cheatle, M.D., Comer, D., Wunsch, M., Skoufalos, A., Reddy, Y. Treating pain in addicted patients: Recommendations from an expert panel. Population Health Management 2014; 17 (2):79-89. PMCID:PMC399699

Cheatle, M.D. Prescription opioid misuse, abuse, morbidity and mortality: balancing effective pain management and safety. Pain Medicine 16 Suppl 1: S 3-8, 2015.

Dhingra, L., Perlman, D.C., Masson, C., Chen, J., McKnight, C., Jordan, A.E., Wasser, T., Portenoy, R.K., Cheatle, M.D. Longitudinal Analysis of Pain and Illicit Drug Use Behaviors in Outpatients on Methadone Maintenance. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 149: 285-289, 2015. PMCID: PMC4391061


Dr. Cheatle is Director of Behavioral Medicine at the PENN Pain Medicine Center and Director, Pain and Chemical Dependency Research at the Center for Studies of Addiction, University of Pennsylvania. He is an Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Cheatle specializes in the evaluation and treatment of chronic pain disorders from a biopsychosocial perspective and has been involved in extensive research including a NIH funded 5-year longitudinal study of the development of addiction in patients initiating prescription opioid therapy for chronic pain and as PI of a currently funded NIH/NIDA grant assessing phenotypic and genotypic markers of prescription opioid abuse. His main focus of research is pain management and addiction in vulnerable populations (HIV/AIDS, psychiatric patients) and pain and suicidal ideation and behavior.

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