Dean Tripp


Department of Psychology

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

Lab Site

Curriculum Vitae (PDF, 1.3 MB)

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Research Interests

  • Our lab is focused on examining models of Self-Regulation in regard to appraisals and coping in patients suffering from Visceral Pain.
  • Our research examines Pain and its associated disability, relationship distress, and emotional distress.
  • Our major patient samples include those suffering from Chronic Prostatitis Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis / Bladder Pain Syndrome, and Irritable Bowel Disease.

Selected Publications

Tripp DA, Nickel JC. Psychosocial aspects of chronic pelvic pain. IASP Pain: Clin Updates 2013;XXI(1):1-7.

Tripp DA, Nickel JC, Shoskes D, Koljuskov A. A 2-year follow-up of Quality of Life, Pain, and Psychosocial Factors in Patients with Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome and their Spouses. World J Urol (2013) 31:733–739.

Katz L, Tripp DA, Nickel JC, Mayer R, Reimann M, & van Ophoven A. Disability in women suffering from interstitial cystitis / bladder pain syndrome. The British Journal of Urology International 2013;111(1):114-121.

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); 62(6),1188-1194.

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.