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Elizabeth A. Thomas, PhD, LCSW

Assistant Professor

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Thomas, E. A., & Garland, E. L. (2017). Mindfulness is associated with increased hedonic capacity among chronic pain patients receiving extended opioid pharmacotherapy. The Clinical Journal of Pain, 33, 166-173.

Garland, E. L., Bryan, C. J., Finan, P., Thomas, E. A., Priddy, S. E., Riquino, M., & Howard, M. O. (2017). Pain, hedonic regulation, and opioid misuse: Modulation of momentary experience by Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement in opioid-treated chronic pain patients. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 173, S65-S72.

Garland, E.L., Thielking, P., Thomas E. A., Coombs, M., White, S., Lombardi, J., & Beck, A. (2017). Linking dispositional mindfulness and positive psychological processes in cancer survivorship: A multivariate path analytic test of the Mindfulness-to-Meaning Theory. Psycho-Oncology, 26, 686-692.

Garland, E. L., Baker, A. K., Larsen, P., Riquino, M. R., Priddy, S. E., Thomas, E. A., Hanley, A. W., Galbraith, P., Wanner, N., Nakamura, Y. (2017). Randomized controlled trial of brief mindfulness training and hypnotic suggestion for acute pain relief in the hospital setting. Journal of General Internal Medicine. Advance online publication.

Garland, E.L., Hanley, A., Thomas, E.A., Knoll, P., & Ferraro, J. (2015). Low dispositional mindfulness predicts self-medication of negative emotion with prescription opioids. Journal of Addiction Medicine, 9, 61-67.

Garland, E.L., Thomas, E.A., & Howard, M.O. (2014). Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement ameliorates the impact of pain on self-reported psychological and physical function among opioid-using chronic pain patients. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 48, 1091-1099.

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