Tracey C. Kniffin, M.S.

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  • Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Candidate, Advisor: Dr. Charles Carlson
  • Clinical Psychology Intern at VA Northern California Health Care System
  • Psychology

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Kentucky, anticipated 2016
M.S. in Clinical Psychology, University of Kentucky, 2012
B.S. in Psychology, Texas A&M University, 2010
-- Minor in Neuroscience
B.A. in English, Texas A&M University, 2010
-- Rhetoric Track
Professional Writing Certificate, Texas A&M University, 2009

Selected Publications: 


Lyons, D. N., Kniffin, T. C., Zhang, L., Danaher, R. J., Miller, C. S., Bocanegra, J. L., Carlson, C. R., and Westlund, K. N. (2015, June). Trigeminal inflammatory compression (TIC) injury induces chronic facial pain and susceptibility to anxiety-related behaviors. Neuroscience, 295: 126-138. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2015.03.051.

Kniffin, T. C., Danaher, R. J., Westlund, K. N., Ma, F., Miller, C. S., and Carlson, C. R. (2015, April). Persistent neuropathic pain influences persistence behavior in rats. Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache, 29(2): 183-192. doi:10.11607/ofph.1300.

Boggero, I. A., Smart, L. M., Kniffin, T. C., and Walker, R. L. (2014, October). Neuroticism and resting mean arterial pressure interact to predict pain tolerance in pain-free adults. Personality and Individual Differences, 69:140-143. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2014.05.028

Kniffin, T. C., Carlson, C. R., Ellzey, A., Eisenlohr-Moul, T., Battle Beck, K., McDonald, R., and Jouriles, E. N. (2014, October). Using virtual reality to explore self-regulation in high risk settings. Trauma, Violence, and Abuse, 15(4): 310-321. doi:10.1177/1524838014521501

Boggero, I. A., Kniffin, T. C., de Leeuw, R., and Carlson, C. R. (2014, May). Fatigue mediates the relationship between pain interference and distress in persistent orofacial pain patients. Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache, 28(1): 38-45. doi: 10.11607/jop.1204

Clifford, P. S., Rodriguez, J., Schul, D., Hughes, S., Kniffin, T., Hart, N., Eitan, S., Brunel, L., Fehrentz, J. A., Martinez, J. and Wellman, P. J. (2012, November). Attenuation of cocaine-induced locomotor sensitization in rats sustaining genetic or pharmacologic antagonism of ghrelin receptors. Addiction Biology, 17(6): 956–963. doi: 10.1111/j.1369-1600.2011.00339.x


Lyons, D. N., Kniffin, T. C., Zhang, L., Ma, F., Danaher, R. J., Miller, C. S., Carlson, C. R., and Westlund, K. N. (in preparation). Low-dose combination of Pioglitazone and D-cycloserine alleviates orofacial pain.

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