Faculty Profile: Justin Nash, PHD

Justin Nash
Justin Nash, PHD
Family Medicine and Psychiatry and Human Behavior
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Justin Nash, PhD, is Professor of Family Medicine and also of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from Ohio University. He interned at the VA Medical Center in West Haven, CT and completed postdoctoral work in the Pain Evaluation and Treatment Institute at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is the Director of Behavioral Health in Family Medicine at Memorial Hospital. His academic and professional pursuits are interprofessional in nature and focus on integrating psychology into medicine. He has held leadership positions in the Brown Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, the Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Consortium, and different NIH grants (T32, R25T, P50) that funded training of researchers to use different disciplinary approaches. His leadership includes a past Board position for the Society of Behavioral Medicine and present Board positions for the Council of Clinical Health Psychology Training Programs (currently Chair) and the Health Psychology Division (Division 38) of the American Psychological Association. He is past Associate Editor of Journal of Behavioral Medicine and current Associate Editor of Annals of Behavioral Medicine. In the Department of Family Medicine, he is based in a NCQA designated Level 3 PCMH where his academic activities are in integrating psychology services and training into primary care.



Selected Publications

  • Nash, JM, Williams, DM, Nicholson, RA, Trask, PC (2006). The contribution of pain-related anxiety to disability in headache. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 29, 61-67. (2006)
  • Nash, J., McCrory, D., Nicholson, R., Andrasik, F. (2005) Efficacy and effectiveness approaches in behavioral treatment trials. Headache 45(5): 507-12 (2005)
  • Nash, J. M., Park, E. R, Walker, B. B, Gordon, N. G., & Nicholson, R. A. (2004). Behavioral group treatment for disabling headache. Pain Medicine, 5, 178-186. (2004)
  • Nash, J.M. (2003) Psychologic and behavioral management of tension-type headache: Treatment procedures. Current Pain and Headache Reports, 7, 475-481. (2003)
  • Nash, J.M., Collins, B.N., Loughlin, S.E., Solbrig, M., Harvey, R., Krishnan-Sarin, S., Unger, J., Miner, C., rukstalis, M., Shenassa, E., Dube, C., Spirito, A. (2003) Training the transdisciplinary scientist: a general framework applied to tobacco use behavior. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, Suppl 1:S41-53. (2003)
  • Nash, J. G., & Nash, J. M. (2003). A structural representation of migraine diagnostic criteria: The experts' view. Headache, 43(4), 322-329. (2003)
  • Nash, J. M, Lipchik, G. L., Holroyd, K. A., McCool, H., & Stensland, M. (2003). American Headache Society members' assessment of headache diagnostic criteria. Headache, 43(1), 2-13. (2003)
  • Nash, J. M., Holroyd, K. A., Rokicki, L. A., Kvaal, S., & Penzien, D. B. (2002). The influence of placebo awareness on stimulant drug response in a double-blind trial. Psychopharmacology, 161, 213-221. (2002)
  • Holroyd, K. A., Nash, J. M., Pingel, J. D., Cordingley, G. E., & Jerome, A. (1991). A comparison of pharmacological (Amitriptyline HCL) and nonpharmacological (Cognitive Behavioral) therapies for chronic tension headaches. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 59, 387-393. (1991)