Tim Salomons

Tim Salomons

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology

M.Sc., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009

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Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

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"Tim Sahlohmons"

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Research Intersts

My work aims to understand how the brain and body interact to create the experience of pain, and why some people might be prone to develop pain while others are relatively resilient. I am especially interested  in the biological mechanisms that underlie cognitive and affective responses to pain and how this knowledge might help us treat pain.

Selected Publications

Maunder L, Pavlova M, Beveridge JK, Katz J, Salomons TV, Noel M (In Press) Sensitivity to Pain Traumatization and its Relationship to the Anxiety-Pain Connection in Youth with Chronic Pain: Implications for Treatment Children
Yessick LR, Jackowitch RA, Coyle SM, Salomons TV, Pukall CF (In Press) Investigation of the Relationships among Self-Efficacy, Stress, and Dyspareunia during the COVID-19 Pandemic Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Harrison R, Gandhi W, van Reekum CM, Salomons TV (In Press) Conditioned Pain Modulation (CPM) is associated with heightened connectivity between the periaqueductal grey (PAG) and cortical regions Pain Reports 7(2):e991
Yessick L, Salomons TV (2022) The Chronic Disease Helplessness Survey: developing and validating a better measure of helplessness for chronic conditions Pain Reports 7(2):e991 LINK: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8923572/

Adams G, Gandhi W, Harrison R, , Van Reekum C, Gilron I, Salomons TV (2021) Do “Central Sensitisation” questionnaires Reflect Measures of Nociceptive Sensitisation or Psychological Constructs? Protocol for a Systematic Review Pain Reports 6(4): e962 LINK: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8547908/

Stephenson C, Malakouti N, Nashed JY, Salomons TV, Cook DJ, Milev R (2021) Using electronically delivered therapy and brain imaging to understand OCD pathophysiology: Pilot protocol JMIR Research Protocols 10(9):e30726  LINK: https://www.researchprotocols.org/2021/9/e30726
Harrrison R, Kuteesa W, van Reekum CM, Gandhi W, Salomons TV (2021) Regarding Mahmud et al., 2021, Benchmarking services in outpatient hysteroscopy (OPH): A quality improvement project. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology (Letter to the Editor) 263: 231-232
Moayedi M, Noroozbahari N, Hadjis G, Themelis K, Salomons TV, Newport R, Lewis J (2021) The structural and functional connectivity neural underpinnings of body image. Human Brain Mapping 42(11), 3608-3619 LINK
Borg E, Fisher SA, Hansen N, Harrison R, Ravindran D, Salomons TV, Wilkinson H (2021) Pain Priors, Polyeidism, and Predictive Power: A preliminary investigation into individual differences in our ordinary thought about pain. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 42(3-4), 113-135
Rizvi S*, Gandhi W*, Salomons TV* (2021) Reward processing as a common diathesis for chronic pain and depression. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 127:749-760
Adams G, Salomons TV (2021) Attending Work with Chronic Pain is Associated with Higher Levels of Psychosocial Stress. The Canadian Journal of Pain 5(1): 107-116 LINK
Adams G, Harrison R, Gandhi W, Van Reekum C, Salomons TV (2021) Intrinsic attention to pain is associated with a pro-nociceptive phenotype. Pain Reports 6(2): e934 LINK
Salomons TV, Harrison R, Hansen N, Stazicker J, Grith Sorensen A, Thomas P, Borg E (2021) Is pain “all in your mind”? Examining the general public’s view of pain. Review of Philosophy and Psychology https://doi.org/10.1007/s13164-021-00553-6 LINK: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13164-021-00553-6
Park R, Mohiuddin M, Poulin P, Salomons TV, Edwards R, Nathan H, Haley C, Gilron G (2020) Systematic scoping review of interactions between analgesic drug therapy and mindfulness-based interventions for chronic pain in adults: Current evidence and future directions. Pain Reports 5(6) e868 LINK: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7690768/
Harrison R, Kuteesa B, Kapila A, Little M, Gandhi W, Ravindran D, van Reekum C, Salomons TV (2020) “Pain Free Day Surgery?”: Evaluating pain and pain assessment during hysteroscopy. British Journal of Anaesthesia 125(6), e468-e470. LINK: https://www.bjanaesthesia.org.uk/article/S0007-0912(20)30662-0/fulltext

Gandhi W, Rosenek N, Harrison R, Salomons TV (2020) Functional connectivity of the amygdala is linked to individual differences in emotional pain facilitation. Pain 161(2), 300-307 LINK

Park R, Mohiuddin M, Poulin P, Salomons TV, Edwards R, Nathan H, Haley C, Gilron G (2020) Interactions between analgesic drug therapy and mindfulness-based interventions for chronic pain in adults: Protocol for a systematic scoping review. Pain Reports 4(6):e793 LINK: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6903347/

Borg E, Harrison R, Stazicker J, Salomons TV (2020) Is the folk concept of pain polyeidic? Mind and Language 35(1), 29-47. LINK
Harrison R, Zeidan F, Kitsaras G, Ozcelik D, Salomons TV, (2019) Trait mindfulness is associated with lower pain reactivity and connectivity of the default mode network. The Journal of Pain S1526-5900(18)30910-6

Zeidan F, Salomons TV, Farris S, Emerson N, Adler-Neal A, Jung Y, Coghill R, (2018) Neural mechanisms supporting the relationship between dispositional mindfulness and pain. Pain 159(12):2477-2485