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Hadlandsmyth Lab

Katherine Hadlandsmyth

Katherine Hadlandsmyth, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesia - Chronic Pain Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry - Psychology

Research interests

The overall goal of our research is to prevent or minimize the sequela of high impact chronic pain. We are specifically interested in:

  • Trialing behavioral pain self-management interventions during the acute pain phase to prevent the development of chronic pain and long-term opioid use.
  • Examining epidemiological opioid prescribing patterns in the VA to identify optimal points for early behavioral interventions.
  • Tailoring behavioral pain self-management interventions to under-served populations.



Hadlandsmyth K, Lund BC, Mosher HJ. Associations between initial opioid exposure and the likelihood for long-term use, J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2019 January 1;59(1):17-22. 

Lund BC, Ohl ME, Hadlandsmyth K, Mosher HJ. Regional and rural–urban variation in opioid prescribing in the Veterans Health Administration, Mil Med. 2019 May 21. 

Hadlandsmyth K, Stewart KR, Paez MB, Steffen M, Meth M, Reisinger HS, Mosher HJ. Patient perspectives on opioids: views of inpatient veterans with chronic pain, Pain Med. 2019 June 1;20(6):1141-1147. 

Hadlandsmyth K, Dindo LN, St Marie BJ, Wajid R, Embree JL, Noiseux NO, Tripp-Reimer T, Zimmerman MB, Rakel BA. Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) instruments: reliability and validity in veterans following orthopedic surgery, Eval Health Prof. 2019 June 13. 

Hadlandsmyth K, Dindo LN, Wajid R, Sugg SL, Zimmerman MB, Rakel BA. A single-session acceptance and commitment therapy intervention among women undergoing surgery for breast cancer: a randomized pilot trial to reduce persistent postsurgical pain, Psycho-Oncology. 2019 August 20. 

Hadlandsmyth K, Mosher H, Vander Weg MW, O’Shea, A., McCoy, K., Lund BC. (2020). Utility of opioid supply days and individual factors in predicting probability of transitioning to long-term opioid use: An observational study in the Veterans Health Administration. Pharmacology Research and Perspectives, 8(2).

Hadlandsmyth K, Mosher H, Bayman, E., Wikle, J., Lund BC. (2020). A Typology of New Long-Term Opioid Prescribing in the Veteran’s Health Administration. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 35(9), 2607-2613.

Dexter, F., Hadlandsmyth, K., Pearson, A., Hindman, B. (2020). Reliability and Validity of Performance Evaluations of Pain Medicine Clinical Faculty by Residents and Fellows Using a Supervision Scale. Anesthesia and Analgesia, 131 (3), 909-916.

Bishop, M., Bayman, E., Hadlandsmyth, K., Lund, B., Kang, S. (2020). Opioid Trajectories after Thoracic Surgeries among Veterans in the United States. European Journal of Pain, 24(8), 1569-1584.

Roddy MK, Boykin DM, Hadlandsmyth K, Marchman JN, Green DM, Buckwalter IV JA, Garvin L, Zimmerman MB, Bae J, Cortesi J, Rodrigues M, Embree J, Rakel BA, Dindo L. (2020). One-day Acceptance and Commitment Therapy workshop for preventing persistent post-surgical pain and dysfunction in at-risk veterans: a randomized controlled trial protocol. Journal of Psychosomatic Research; 138:110250.

Hadlandsmyth, K., Conrad, M., Steffensmeier, K., Van Tiem, J., Obrecht, A., Vander Weg, M. (In Press) Enhancing the Biopsychosocial Approach to Perioperative Care: A Randomized Pilot Trial of the Perioperative Pain Self-management (PePS) program among Rural-Dwelling Veterans. Annals of Surgery.