Jeff Boissoneault, Ph.D.

Jeff Boissoneault, PhD, Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Dr. Jeff Boissoneault
Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Center for Pain Research and Behavioral Health
Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
University of Florida
PO Box 100165
Gainesville, FL 32610
Phone: (352) 273-6147
Website: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology Profile
Center Website: Center for Pain Research and Behavioral Health


Member, Executive Committee, University of Florida Center for Addiction Research & Education

Co-Director, Center for Pain Research and Behavioral Health, University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions

Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions

Research Area

Dr. Boissoneault’s research focuses on the application of behavioral, psychophysiological, and neuroimaging approaches to the study of a) pain and related constructs (e.g., fatigue); b) alcohol and substance abuse; and c) their interaction. Dr. Boissoneault is interested in improving understanding of how chronic pain may influence alcohol effects and use behavior, as well as how both acute and chronic alcohol use affects pain processing. He also has a strong interest in mechanisms underlying placebo efficacy, pain-related decision making, and the acute and chronic neurobehavioral effects of alcohol use.


Ph.D., University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (Biomedical Science with concentration in Cognitive/Behavioral Neuroscience)
NINDS T32-funded Postdoctoral Fellow, Comprehensive Center for Pain Research in the University of Florida Department of Orthodontics
Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida

Recent Publications

See all publications at Dr. Boissoneault’s Google Scholar Profile.

  • Boissoneault, J., Lewis, B., & Nixon, S.J. (2018). Characterizing Chronic Pain and Alcohol Use Trajectory Among Treatment-Seeking Alcoholics. Alcohol 75:47-54.
  • Boissoneault, J., Letzen, J., Sevel., L., Robinson, M.E., & Staud, R. (2017). Brain Imaging Results as Biomarkers for Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions. Current Rheumatology Reports 19(1):5. PMID: 28144827.
  • Boissoneault, J., Sevel, L., Robinson, M.E., & Staud, R. (2017). Functional Brain Connectivity of Remembered Fatigue or Happiness in Healthy Adults: Use of Arterial Spin Labeling. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology (epub ahead of print). PMID: 28553882.
  • Boissoneault, J., Mundt, J., Robinson, M.E., & George, S.Z. (2017). Predicting Low Back Pain Outcomes: Suggestions for Future Directions. Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy 47(9):588-892. PMID: 28859589.
  • Miller, M.B., Chan, W.S., Boissoneault, J., Robinson, M., Staud, R., Berry, R.B., & McCrae, C.S. (2017). Dynamic Daily Associations between Sleep and Alcohol Use in Adults with Chronic Pain. Journal of Sleep Research. PMID: 28940629.
  • Price, J., Lewis, B., Boissoneault, J., Frazier, I., & Nixon, S.J. (2017) Effects of Acute Alcohol and Driving Complexity in Older and Younger Adults. Psychopharmacology. PMID: 29214468
  • Boissoneault, J., Letzen, J., Lai, S., O’Shea, A., Craggs, J., Robinson, M., & Staud, R. (2016). Abnormal resting-state functional connectivity in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome: An arterial spin-labeling fMRI study. Magn Reson Imaging 34(4):603-608. PMID: 26708036.
  • Boissoneault, J., Sklar, A.L., Prather, R.A., & Nixon, S.J. (2014). Acute Effects Of Moderate Alcohol On Psychomotor, Set Shifting, And Working Memory Function In Older And Younger Social Drinkers. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 75(5):870-9. PMID: 25208205.