Diana M. Higgins, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry
General Psychiatry

PhD, University of Maine
MA, University of Maine




Dr. Higgins is the Director of Pain Psychology in the VA Boston Healthcare System Pain Clinic where she provides evidence-based psychological interventions to treat chronic pain conditions in Veterans. She remains involved with pain management policy at the local, regional, and national levels within VHA. Dr. Higgins has conducted clinical research focused on chronic pain and overweight/obesity. Her current research involves clinical trials of non-pharmacological interventions using technology (e.g., IVR, smartphone applications, Internet) to increase access to evidence-based chronic pain care. Dr. Higgins also conducts health services research on disparities in chronic pain, including gender disparities and the impact of overweight/obesity on access to and outcomes of pain care.

VA Boston Healthcare System




Cooperative Pain Education and Self-management: Expanding Treatment for Real-world Access (COPES ExTRA)
09/01/2019 - 08/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
Yale University NIH NCCIH
4UH3AT009767-03

Engaging Veterans Seeking Service-Connection Payments in Pain Treatment
08/16/2019 - 08/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
Yale University NIH NCCIH
4UH3AT009758-03

Cooperative Pain Education and Self-Management: Expanding Treatment for Real World Access (COPES ExTRA)
09/20/2017 - 08/31/2019 (Subcontract PI)
Yale University NIH NCCIH
5UG3AT009767-02

Engaging Veterans Seeking Service-Connection Payments in Pain Treatment
09/20/2017 - 08/15/2019 (Subcontract PI)
Yale University NIH NCCIH
5UG3AT009758-02



Title
Cooperative Pain Education and Self-Management: Expanding Treatment for Real World Access (COPES ExTRA)
Engaging Veterans Seeking Service-Connection Payments in Pain Treatment
Predictors and Correlates of Clinical Outcomes Among Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain Receiving Specialty Pain Care
VA Pain Coach: Enhancing use with OEF/OIF/OND Veterans in Clinical Settings


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  1. Wandner LD, Fenton BT, Goulet JL, Carroll CM, Heapy A, Higgins DM, Bair MJ, Sandbrink F, Kerns RD. Treatment of a Large Cohort of Veterans Experiencing Musculoskeletal Disorders with Spinal Cord Stimulation in the Veterans Health Administration: Veteran Characteristics and Outcomes. J Pain Res. 2020; 13:1687-1697. PMID: 32753944
     
  2. Mattocks K, Rosen MI, Sellinger J, Ngo T, Brummett B, Higgins DM, Reznik TE, Holtzheimer P, Semiatin AM, Stapley T, Martino S. Pain Care in the Department of Veterans Affairs: Understanding How a Cultural Shift in Pain Care Impacts Provider Decisions and Collaboration. Pain Med. 2020 05 01; 21(5):970-977. PMID: 31886869
     
  3. Higgins DM, Buta E, Heapy AA, Driscoll MA, Kerns RD, Masheb R, Becker WC, Hausmann LRM, Bair MJ, Wandner L, Janke EA, Brandt CA, Goulet JL. The Relationship Between Body Mass Index and Pain Intensity Among Veterans with Musculoskeletal Disorders: Findings from the MSD Cohort Study. Pain Med. 2020 Mar 18. PMID: 32186722
     
  4. Higgins DM, Buta E, Williams DA, Halat A, Bair MJ, Heapy AA, Krein SL, Rajeevan H, Rosen MI, Kerns RD. Internet-Based Pain Self-Management for Veterans: Feasibility and Preliminary Efficacy of the Pain EASE Program. Pain Pract. 2020 04; 20(4):357-370. PMID: 31778281
     
  5. Driscoll MA, Knobf MT, Higgins DM, Heapy A, Lee A, Haskell S. Patient Experiences Navigating Chronic Pain Management in an Integrated Health Care System: A Qualitative Investigation of Women and Men. Pain Med. 2018 09 01; 19(suppl_1):S19-S29. PMID: 30203009
     
  6. Lisi AJ, Corcoran KL, DeRycke EC, Bastian LA, Becker WC, Edmond SN, Goertz CM, Goulet JL, Haskell SG, Higgins DM, Kawecki T, Kerns RD, Mattocks K, Ramsey C, Ruser CB, Brandt CA. Opioid Use Among Veterans of Recent Wars Receiving Veterans Affairs Chiropractic Care. Pain Med. 2018 09 01; 19(suppl_1):S54-S60. PMID: 30203014
     
  7. Higgins DM, LaChappelle KM, Serowik KL, Driscoll MA, Lee A, Heapy AA. Predictors of Participation in a Nonpharmacological Intervention for Chronic Back Pain. Pain Med. 2018 09 01; 19(suppl_1):S76-S83. PMID: 30753730
     
  8. Becker WC, DeBar LL, Heapy AA, Higgins D, Krein SL, Lisi A, Makris UE, Allen KD. A Research Agenda for Advancing Non-pharmacological Management of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: Findings from a VHA State-of-the-art Conference. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 05; 33(Suppl 1):11-15. PMID: 29633136
     
  9. Edmond SN, Becker WC, Driscoll MA, Decker SE, Higgins DM, Mattocks KM, Kerns RD, Haskell SG. Use of Non-Pharmacological Pain Treatment Modalities Among Veterans with Chronic Pain: Results from a Cross-Sectional Survey. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 05; 33(Suppl 1):54-60. PMID: 29633141
     
  10. Higgins DM, Martin AM, Baker DG, Vasterling JJ, Risbrough V. The Relationship Between Chronic Pain and Neurocognitive Function: A Systematic Review. Clin J Pain. 2018 03; 34(3):262-275.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28719507
     
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Chronic Pain
Obesity
Veterans Health
Health Services Research
Clinical Trials
Public Health
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