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Kirti Thummala PhD

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Assistant Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Psychiatry
Program: Behavioral Health and Sub-Specialty Clinics


I am willing to collaborate on research projects.


Research Experience

  • Adult
  • Chronic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Psychotherapy, Multiple
  • Resilience, Psychological
  • Social Support
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Clinical Expertise

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Adult
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache Disorders
  • Migraine Disorders
  • Mindfulness
  • Psycho-Oncology
  • Psychology, Medical
  • Publications (5)

  • The nature and adaptive implications of pain- affect dynamics (Davis MC, Mun CJ, Kothari D, Moore S, Rivers C, Thummala K, Weyrich G) Motivational Perspectives on Chronic Pain: Theory, Research, and Practice 23 August 2018:479-510 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85058544254 08/23/2018       2 Citations
  • Predictors and social consequences of daily pain expectancy among adults with chronic pain. (Mun CJ, Thummala K, Davis MC, Karoly P, Tennen H, Zautra AJ) Pain 2017 07;158(7):1224-1233 PMID: 28328575 PMCID: PMC5540441 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85021408947 03/23/2017       18 Citations
  • Stress in arthritis (Kothari DJ, Davis MC, Thummala K) Psychosocial Factors in Arthritis: Perspectives on Adjustment and Management 1 January 2016:79-95 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85089039767 01/01/2016    
  • Evidence against mood-congruent attentional bias in Major Depressive Disorder. (Cheng P, Preston SD, Jonides J, Mohr AH, Thummala K, Casement M, Hsing C, Deldin PJ) Psychiatry Res 2015 Dec 15;230(2):496-505 PMID: 26477954 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84947054388 10/20/2015       14 Citations
  • Stress-related clinical pain and mood in women with chronic pain: moderating effects of depression and positive mood induction. (Davis MC, Thummala K, Zautra AJ) Ann Behav Med 2014 Aug;48(1):61-70 PMID: 24532393 PMCID: PMC4104254 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84893668270 02/18/2014       18 Citations
  • Last update: 12/01/2021