- Pediatric Health Psychology
- Menstrual Pain
- Mental Health Literacy
- Knowledge Translation
- Women's Health
- Emotion Regulation
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Published Refereed Papers (Last 5 years only)
Note: Bold denotes student/trainee
Trépanier, L. C. M., Lamoureux, É., Bjornson, S. E., Mackie, C., Alberts, N. M., & Gagnon, M. M. (accepted). Smartphone apps for menstrual pain and symptom management: A scoping review. Internet Interventions.
Eskowich, S., Mackie, C., Wall, K. M., & Gagnon, M. M. (accepted). Is all validation equal? Evaluating sensory- and emotion-focused validation in the context of experimentally induced pain. Journal of Health Psychology.
Gagnon, M. M., Moussaoui, D., Gordon, J. L., Alberts, N. M., & Grover, S. R. (2022). Dysmenorrhea across the lifespan: A biopsychosocial perspective to understanding the dysmenorrhea trajectory and association with comorbid pain experiences. Pain, 163(11), 2069-2075. doi:10.1097/j.pain.0000000000002649
Gagnon. M. M. & Elgendy, R. (2020). Comorbid pain experience in young women with dysmenorrhea. Women & Health, 60(8), 946-957. doi:10.1080/03630242.2020.1781741
Digal, J. J., & Gagnon, M. M. (2020). Parental influences on university students’ mental help-seeking intentions. Journal of Counseling & Development, 98(2), 136-146. doi: 10.1002/jcad.12308
Gagnon, M. M., Hadjistavropoulos, T., McAleer, L. M., & Stopyn, R. J. N. (2020). Increasing parental access to pediatric pain-related knowledge: A systematic review of knowledge translation research among parents. The Clinical Journal of Pain, 36, 47-60. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000770
Gagnon, M. M., & Hadjistavropoulos, T. (2019). Chronic health problems, risk factors, adjustment, and management. In Hadjistavropoulos, T. & Hadjistavropoulos, H.D. Fundamentals of Health Psychology (2nd Edition), pp 162-187. New York: Oxford University Press.
Alberts, N. M., Gagnon, M. M., & Stinson, J. N. (2018). Chronic pain in survivors of childhood cancer: A developmental model of pain across the cancer trajectory. Pain, 159(10), 1916-1927. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001261
Hampton, A. J. D., Hadjistavropoulos, T., & Gagnon, M.M. (2018). Contextual influences in decoding pain expressions: Effects of patient age, informational priming and observer characteristics. Pain, 159(11), 2363–2374. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001345
Teaching & Supervision
PSY 121: Social, Clinical, Cultural, and Developmental Bases of Psychology
PSY 213: Child Development
PSY 260: Health Psychology
PSY 841: Psychopathology and Individual Differences II (Advanced Child Psychopathology and Assessment)
Emotion Regulation Family Health Psychology Knowledge Translation Menstrual Pain Mental Health Literacy Pain Pediatric
Over the past several years, my primary line of research has been focused on social and psychological influences in the pain experience across the lifespan. My research has involved interdisciplinary collaborations within the health care system to improve pain assessment and management. Additionally, I have employed laboratory-based experimental research methodologies to gain a better understanding of pain expression and factors that influence pain responses. My current research is focused in the area of pediatric pain. Current research is focused in the area of pediatric pain, emotion regulation in pain, and menstrual pain in adolescents and young adults.
My secondary line of research focuses on how health-related knowledge is acquired and implemented by families and health care providers. I have conducted research on how knowledge about pain practices is translated into clinical practice. I have also examined the role of mental health literacy in awareness and use of mental health services. Currently, I am conducting projects aimed at improving our understanding of mental health literacy among parents of adolescents.
Education & Training
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (2016), University of Regina
M.A. in Clinical Psychology (2012), University of Regina
B.A. Honours with Specialization in Psychology (2010), University of Ottawa
Pre-Doctoral Internship in Pediatric Health Psychology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto (2015-2016)