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Joseph W. Ditre, Ph.D.

Dr. Joseph Ditre is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Advancing Health Equity in Pain and Addiction at Syracuse University. He has published over 100 scholarly works, and the National Institutes of Health have continuously funded his program of research since 2007. Dr. Ditre’s clinical translational research applies a multi-method approach to address complex interplay between the experience of acute/chronic pain, use/misuse of addictive substances (prescription opioids, nicotine/tobacco, alcohol, cannabis, benzodiazepines), comorbid psychopathology (anxiety, depression), and social determinants of health (driving factors for health disparities in racial/ethnic and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations).