Jeff Boissoneault, Ph.D.

Jeff Boissoneault, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2012, University of Florida

Office:  (352) 273-6147

Full CV

Dr. Jeff Boissoneault is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology. He received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Science with a concentration in Cognitive/Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Florida in 2012. He worked from 2012-2013 as a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florida and then from 2013-2015 as an NINDS T332-funded Postdoctoral Fellow in the Comprehensive Center for Pain Research in the University of Florida Department of Orthodontics. Following his postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Boissoneault joined the faculty of the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology.

Research Focus

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 use; and c) their interaction. For instance, he 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.

External Support

Completed Research Support

Boissoneault, J. (PI). Neurophysiological Correlates of Moderate Alcohol Use in Older Adults. F31 National Research Service Award, Individual Fellowship (08/18/2010-07/28/2012).

Boissoneault, J. (Fellow; R. Yezierski, PI). Integrative and Translational Training in Pain Research. Institutional National Research Service Award (6/2013-6/2015).

Selected Publications

Boissoneault, J., Gilbertson, R.J., Prather, R.A. & Nixon, S.J. (2011). Contrasting Behavioral Effects of Acute Nicotine and Chronic Smoking in Detoxified Alcoholics. Addictive Behaviors 36(12):1344-1348. PMID: 21855223

Lewis, B., Boissoneault, J., Gilbertson, R.J., & Nixon, S.J. (2013). EEG Correlates Of Moderate Alcohol Consumption In Older And Younger Social Drinkers. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 37(6):941-51. PMID: 23278355.

Sklar, A., Boissoneault, J., Fillmore, M.T., & Nixon, S.J. (2014). Interactions Between Age And Moderate Alcohol Effects On Simulated Driving Performance. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 231(3):557-566. PMID: 24030469.

Squeglia, L., Boissoneault, J., Van Skike, C., Nixon, S.J., & Matthews, D. (2014). Differential Effects Of Alcohol Across The Lifespan: Recent Insights From Adolescent, Adult And Aged Populations Using Human And Animal Models. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 38(10):2509-2016. PMID: 24030469.

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.

Bartley, E.J., Boissoneault, J., Vargovich, A.M., Wandner, L.D., Lok, B.C., Heft, M.W., & Robinson, M.E. (2015). The Influence of Healthcare Professional Characteristics on Pain Management Decisions. Pain Medicine 16(1):99-111. PMID: 25339248.

Boissoneault, J., Bunch, J., & Robinson, M. (2015). The Roles of Race, Sex, and Parental Pain Modeling in Rating of Prior Pain Experiences. Journal of Behavioral Medicine 35(5):809-816. PMID: 26085306

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., Mundt, J., Bartley, E.J., Wandner, L., Hirsh, A, & Robinson, M.E. (2016). Assessment of the Influence of Demographic and Professional Characteristics on Providers’ Pain Management Decisions Using Virtual Humans. Journal of Dental Education 80(5):578-587. PMID: 27139209.

Boissoneault, J., Vatthauer, K., O’Shea, A., Craggs, J., Robinson, M., Staud, R., Berry, R.B., Perlstein, W., Waxenberg, L., & McCrae, C.S. (2016). Low-To-Moderate Alcohol Consumption Is Associated with Hippocampal Volume In Fibromyalgia and Insomnia. Behavioral Sleep Medicine (epub ahead of print). PMID: 27144807.

Boissoneault, J., Frazier, I., Lewis, B., & Nixon, S.J. (2016). Effects of Age and Acute Moderate Alcohol Administration on Electrophysiological Correlates of Working Memory Maintenance. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 40(9):1874-1883. PMID: 27419803.

Boissoneault, J., Letzen, J., Lai, S., Robinson, M, & Staud, R. (2016). Abnormal Static and Dynamic Functional Connectivity in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Using Arterial Spin Labeling fMRI. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging (epub ahead of print). PMID: 27678090.

Lewis, B., Boissoneault, J., Frazier, I., & Nixon, S.J. (2016). Effects of Age and Acute Moderate Alcohol Administration on Electrophysiology During Simulated Driving. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 40(12):2519-2527. PMID: 27739091.

Boissoneault, J., Letzen, J., Sevel., L., Robinson, M.E., & Staud, R. (in press). Brain Imaging Results as Biomarkers for Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions. Current Rheumatology Reports.

Honors and Awards

  • Grinter Fellowship, University of Florida College of Medicine, 2007-2009
  • Student Merit Travel Award, Research Society on Alcoholism, 2008-2012
  • Young Investigator Travel Award, Research Society on Alcoholism, 2013
  • Building Bridges Award, National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), 2015
  • Most Outstanding Research Award, University of Florida Department of Medicine, 2016

Professional Memberships

  • Research Society on Alcoholism
  • International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Psychological Association Division 50: Society of Addiction Psychology
  • Association for Psychological Science
  • American Pain Society