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Queen's University

Dean Tripp


Associate Professor

B.A., Saint Mary's University, 1991
M.A., Saint Mary's University, 1993
Ph.D., Dalhousie University, 2001



» Curriculum Vitae

T: 613.533.6955


205 Craine

Psychology Department

Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6


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Research Interests

  • Pain, disability, and relationship distress in men suffering from chronic prostatitis (Chronic pelvic pain)

  • Disability prevention in injured workers with low back pain

  • Acute pain following knee replacement surgery in older patients with Osteoarthritis

  • Postoperative pain in an athletic population following ACL surgery. I am exploring pain from both an intensity and descriptive focus

Selected Publications

Walker S, Hopman W, Harrison MB, Tripp DA, VanDenKerkhof E. Pain and Psychological Characteristics in Women Waiting for Gynaecological Surgery. J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2012;34(6):543–551.

Tripp DA, Nickel JC, Wong J, Pontari M, Moldwin R, Mayer R, Carr LK, Doggweiler R, Yang CC, Mishra N, Nordling J. Mapping of Pain Phenotypes in Female Patients with Bladder Pain Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis and Controls. Eur Urol (2012),

Tripp DA, Nickel JC, Pikard JL, Katz L. Chronic Prostatitis-like Symptoms in African Males Aged 16-19 Years. Canadian Journal of Urology 2012; 19(1): 5343-5349.

Ginting JV, Tripp DA and Nickel JC: Self-Reported Spousal Support Modifies the Negative Impact of Pain on Disability in Men with Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome. Urology 2011; 78(5): 1136-1141.

Nickel JC, Tripp DA, Pontari M, Moldwin R, Mayer R, Carr LK, Doggweiler R, Yang CC, Mishra N, Nordling J. Childhood sexual trauma in women with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome: a case control study. Can Urol Assoc J 2011; 5(6): 49-54.

Tripp DA, Nickel JC. The Psychology of Urologic Chronic Pelvic Pain: A Primer for Urologists who want to know how to better manage Chronic Prostatitis and Interstitial Cystitis. American Urological Association Update Series, Vol 30, Lesson 30, Dec 2011.

Tripp DA, Nickel JC, Katz L. A Feasibility Trial of A Cognitive-Behavioural Symptom Management Program For Chronic Pelvic Pain For Men With Refractory Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome. Can Urol Assoc J 2011; 5(5): 328-32.

Hsieh AY, Tripp DA, Ji Li-Jun. The Influence of Ethnic Concordance and Discordance on Verbal Reports and Nonverbal Behaviours of Pain. PAIN 2011; 152: 2016–2022.

Nickel JC, Gordon A, Pontari M, Shoskes D, Peters K, Doggweiler R, Bararowski A, Tripp D. Update on Urologic Pelvic Pain Syndromes:  Report from the 2010 International Chronic Pelvic Pain Symposium and Workshop. Rev in Urol. 2011; 13(1): 39-49.

Ginting JV, Tripp DA, Nickel JC, et al: Spousal support decreases the negative impact of pain on mental quality of life in women with interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome. BJUI 2010; 31: 1-5.

Nickel JC, Tripp DA, Pontari M et al: Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome and Associated Medical Conditions With an Emphasis on Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. J Urol 2010; 184: 1358-1362.

Hsieh AY, Tripp DA, Ji LJ, Sullivan MJL. (2010). Comparisons of catastrophizing, pain attitudes, and cold pressor pain experience between Chinese and European Canadian young adults. Journal of Pain, 11, 1187-1194.

Nickel JC, Tripp DA, Pontari M, Moldwin R, Mayer R, Carr LK, Doggweiler R, Yang CC, Mishra N, Nordling J. (2010). Psychosocial Phenotyping of Women with IC/PBS:  A Case Control Study. Journal of Urology, 183, 167-172.

Tripp DA, Nickel JC, FitzGerald MP, Mayer R, Stechyson N, Hsieh A. (2009). Sexual Functioning, Catastrophizing, Depression and Pain, as Predictors of Quality of Life in women suffering from Interstitial Cystitis / Painful Bladder Syndrome (IC/PBS). Urology, 73(5), 987-992.

Green A, Tripp DA, Sullivan MJL, Davidson M. (2009). The relation between empathy and estimates of others’ pain. Pain Medicine, 10, 381-392.

Egan R, Stockley D, Brouwer B, Tripp DA, Stechyson N. (2009). Relationship between area of academic concentration, supervisory style, student needs, and best practices. Studies in Higher Education, 34, 337-345.

Tripp DA, Nickel JC, Ross S, Mullins C, Stechyson N. (2008). Prevalence, Symptom Impact and Predictors of Prostatitis-like Symptoms in North American Males aged 16-19 years. British Journal of Urology. 103, 1080-1084.

Davidson MA, Tripp DA, Fabrigar LR, Davidson PR. (2008). Chronic pain assessment: A seven factor model. Pain Research & Management, 13, 299-308.

Nickel JC, Mullins C, Tripp DA.  (2008). Development of an Evidence-Based Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Program for Men with Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome. World Journal of Urology, 26, 167-172.

Waxman SE, Tripp DA, Flamenbaum R. (2008). The mediating role of depression and negative partner responses in chronic low back pain and relationship satisfaction. Journal of Pain, 9, 434-442.

Sullivan MJL, Adams H, Tripp DA, Stanish WD. (2008). Stage of chronicity and treatment response in patients with musculoskeletal injuries and concurrent symptoms of depression. Pain, 135, 151-159.

Tripp, D.A., Stanish, W.D., Ebel-Lam, A., Brewer, B. & Birchard, J. (2007). Predicting return to sport activity at one-year ACL post-op for amateur athletes. Rehabilitation Psychology. Rehabilitation Psychology, 52(1) 74-81.

Tripp, D.A., Nickel, C., Wang, Y., Litwin, S., McNaughton-Collins, M., Landis, J.R., Alexander, R.B., Schaeffer, A., O'Leary, M., Pontari, M., Fowler, Jr. J., Nyberg, L., Kusek, J., and the National Institutes of Health -Chronic Prostatitis Collaborative Research Network (NIH-CPCRN) Study Group. (2006). Catastrophizing and Pain-Contingent Rest as Predictors Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome. The Journal of Pain, 7, 697-708.

Sullivan, M.J.L., Martel, M., Tripp, D.A., Savard, A., Crombez, G. (2006). Catastrophic Thinking and Heightened Perception of Pain in Others. Pain, 123, 37-44.

Baker, J., Tripp, D.A., Boland, F. (2005). The relative contributions of waist-to-hip ratio and body mass index. Sexualities, Evolution & Gender, 7, 245-267.

Sullivan, M.J.L., Ward, C.L., Tripp, D.A., French, D., Adams, H., Stanish, W. (2005).Secondary Prevention of Work Disability:Community-Based Psychosocial Intervention for Musculoskeletal Disorders. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 5, 377-392.

Baker, J., Tripp, D.A., Boland, F. (2005). The relative contributions of subjective and objective measures of body shape and size to body image and disordered eating. Body Image, 2, 233-247.

Paparizos, A.L., Tripp, D.A., Sullivan, M.J.L., & Rubenstein, M. (2005). Catastrophizing & Pain Perception in Recreational Ballet Dancers. Journal of Sport Behaviour, 28(1), 35-50.

Tripp, D.A., Nickel, C., Landis, R., Wang, Y., Knauss, J.L., & the CPCRN Study Group. (2004). Predictors of Quality Of Life and Pain in CP/CPPS: Findings from the NIH Chronic Prostatitis Cohort Study. British Journal of Urology, 94, 1279-1282.

Tripp, D.A., Stanish, W., Coady, C., & Reardon, G. (2004). The subjective pain experience of athletes following anterior cruciate ligament surgery. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 5, 339-354.

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000