Dean Tripp

Dean Tripp


Department of Psychology

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

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I will not be accepting graduate students for the 2024-2028 cycles.

We do not require volunteers in the lab until further notice. Thank you.


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 - Last 3 Years

Kelly A, Jones K, Pineau O, Nickel CJ, Rose J, Moldwin R, Doiron C, Riedl C, Cervigni M, Tripp DA. (In Press). Understanding the Sleep-Pain Relationship in Patients with Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome. CUAJ.

Fretz KM, Hunker KE, Tripp DA. (In Press). The impact of inflammatory bowel disease on intimacy: A multimethod examination of patients’ sexual lives and associated healthcare experiences. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.

Sullivan MJ & Tripp DA. (2023). Pain Catastrophizing: Controversies, Misconceptions and Future Directions. The Journal of Pain.

Hanna QEB, Tripp DA, Geirc M et al. Psychosocial factors associated with j-pouch surgery for patients with IBD: a scoping review. Qual Life Res (2023).

Burrows AG, Linton S, Thiele J, Sheth PM, Evans GA, Archer S, Doliszny KM, Finlayson M, Flynn L, Huang Y, Kasmani A, Guan TH, Maier A, Hansen-Taugher A, Moore K, Sanfilippo A, Snelgrove-Clarke E, Tripp DA, Walker DMC; Vanner S, Ellis AK. Asymptomatic Surveillance Testing for COVID-19 in Health Care, Professional Students: Lessons Learned from a Low Prevalence Setting. Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology (2023) 19:25

Oana - Irina Nistor, Wilson R, Tripp DA, Camargo Plazas, P (2023). The Lived Experiences of Discomfort in Women with Crohn’s Disease: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study. Gastrointestinal Nursing Vol. 21, No. 1

Vader, K., Donnelly, C., Newman, G., Lane, T., Tripp, D.A., Miller, J. (2023). Delivering team-based primary care for the management of chronic low back pain: an interpretive description qualitative study of healthcare provider perspectives. Canadian Journal of Pain.

Ford, M.K., & Tripp, D.A. (2023). Addressing health disparities in hospital-based interventions for adolescents and their caregivers. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Advanced online publication.

Tripp DA, Walker S, Moreau J, Jones K, Ropeleski MJ, Beyak M. Patient-Reported Pain Distributions in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Impact on Patient Psychosocial Outcomes. Gastroenterology Nursing. 2022 Nov-Dec;45(6):440-448. PMID 36103431

Vader, K., Donnelly, C., French, S.D., Grady, C., Hill, J.C., Tripp, D.A., Williams, A., Miller, J. (2022). Implementing a new physiotherapist-led primary care model for low back pain: a qualitative study of patient and primary care team perspectives. BMC Primary Care.

Kayley Xu, Sophia Linton, Adam Sunavsky, Sarah Garvey, Hannah Botting, Lisa M Steacy, Wilma M Hopman, Dean A Tripp, Anne K Ellis. Anxiety in Adults with Allergic Rhinitis During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic: A Canadian Perspective, Annals of Allergy, Asthma Immunology (2022)

Evans-Durán, B., Tripp, D. A., Campbell, J., Doiron, R. C., & Nickel, J. C. (2022). Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome-related pain symptoms and their impact on sexual functioning. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 16(6), 222–7.

Tripp DA, Dueck J, Holden RR, Moreau J, Doiron RC, Nickel JC. Biopsychosocial Predictors of Suicide Risk in Patients with Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome. Can Urol Assoc J 2021; 15(12).

Tripp DA, Jones K, Mihajlovic V, Westcott S., MacQueen G. (2021). Childhood Trauma, Depression, Resilience and Suicide Risk in Individuals with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Journal of Health Psychology. March 15: 1.

Mihajlovic V, Tripp DA, Jacobson J. Modelling Symptoms to Suicide Risk in Individuals with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Journal of Health Psychology 2021, Vol. 26(12) 2143–2152.

Sunavsky A, Moreau J, & Tripp DA. (2021). Understanding Perceived Stress in Adolescent Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Journal of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2022, Pages 79–85.

Rodrigues DM, Motomura DI, Tripp DA, Beyak MJ. (2021). Are psychological interventions effective in treating functional dyspepsia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Vol 36, issue 8. 2047-2057.

Crawford A, Tripp DA, Gierc M & Scott S. (2021). The influence of mental toughness and self-regulation on post-season perceptions in varsity athletes. Journal of American College Health.

Crawford A, Muere A, Tripp DA, Nickel JC, Doiron RC, Moldwin R & Katz L. (2021). The chicken or the egg: Longitudinal changes in pain and catastrophizing in women with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome. CUAJ.