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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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

Benjamin Evans-Durán, Tripp DA, Campbell J, Doiron RC, & Nickel JC. (In Press). CP/CPPS Related Pain Symptoms and Their Impact on Sexual Functioning. Can Urol Assoc J.

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):Exxx-xxx. Open this publication:

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 (DOI: 10.1177/1359105321999085/ ID: JHP-20-0840.R2).

Sunavsky A, Moreau J, & Tripp DA. (2021). Understanding Perceived Stress in Adolescent, Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Journal of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, XX(XX), 1–7 Open this publication:

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. June 22; Epub ahead of print. Open this publication:

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. Open this publication: 10.1080/07448481.2021.1920596

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.1: 1.

Tripp DA, Gierc M, Verrault P, Fretz K, Ropeleski M, Beyak M. (2020). Sexual Difficulties in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Results of a Two-Year Longitudinal Study. Gastrointestinal Nursing. Gastrointestinal Nursing. Jul 21: 1.

Tripp DA, Mihajlovic V, Fretz K, Fervaha, G, Izard, J, Corby, R, Siemens, DR. Quality of life, depression, and psychosocial mechanisms of suicide risk in prostate cancer. Can Urol Assoc J 2020;14(10):E487-92. Open this publication:

Mihajlovic V, Tripp DA, Jacobson J. (2020). Modelling Symptoms to Suicide Risk in Individuals with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Journal of Health Psychology.

Fervaha G, Izard JP, Tripp DA, Aghel N, Shayegan B, Klotz L, Niazi T, Fradet V, Taussky D, Lavallée LT, Hamilton RJ, Brown I, Chin J, Gopaul D, Violette PD, Davis MK, Karampatos S, Pinthus JH, Leong DP, Siemens DR.  (2020) Psychological morbidity associated with prostate cancer: rates and predictors of depression in the RADICAL PC study. Can Urol Assoc J Nov 17 ONLINE. doi: 10.5489/cuaj.6912.

Bonafiglia JT, Islam H, Preobrazenski N, Drouin P, Ma A, Gerhart A, Quadrilatero J, Tschakovsky ME, Tripp DA, Perry CGR, Simpson CA, Gurd BJ. (2020). A comparison of pain responses, hemodynamic reactivity and fibre type composition between Bergström and microbiopsy skeletal muscle biopsies. Current Research in Physiology 3, 1–10 Open this publication: