Jeff Boissoneault, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Jeff Boissoneault, Ph.D.
Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions
Phone: (352) 273-6147


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

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.


2012: Ph.D. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (Biomedical Science with concentration in Cognitive/Behavioral Neuroscience)
2013-2015: NINDS T332-funded Postdoctoral Fellow in the Comprehensive Center for Pain Research in the University of Florida Department of Orthodontics

2012-2013: Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florida

Recent Publications

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