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Martin D. Cheattle, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

About Martin D. Cheattle, PhD

Dr. Cheatle is an associate professor of psychology in psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Dr. Cheatle earned his doctorate in psychology at Princeton University. He completed his clinical internship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and founded the Orthopaedic Pain Center at University of Pennsylvania (PENN). Currently, he is director of behavioral medicine at the PENN Pain Medicine Center and director, pain and chemical dependency research, at the Center for Studies of Addiction, University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Cheatle specializes in the evaluation and treatment of chronic pain disorders from a biopsychosocial perspective and has been involved in extensive research, including a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded 5-year longitudinal study of the development of addiction in patients initiating prescription opioid therapy for chronic pain and as principal investigator of a recently funded NIH study of phenotypic and genotypic markers of prescription opioid abuse. 

He is co-editor of Pain Medicine’s opioids, substance abuse, and addictions sections. His main focus of research is pain management and addiction in vulnerable populations (HIV/AIDS, psychiatric patients), and pain and suicidal ideation and behavior.

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