null Marc Martel, PhD

Scientist, RI-MUHC

Surgical and Interventional Sciences Program

Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesia, Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences, McGill University



chronic pain • mental health • opioids • cannabinoids

Research Focus

My research focuses on the psychological and biological determinants of prescription opioid misuse and addiction among patients with pain.

Selected Publications

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  • Martel MO, Shir Y, Ware MA. Substance-related disorders: A review of prevalence and correlates among patients with chronic pain. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2018 Dec 20;87(Pt B):245-254. doi: 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2017.06.032. Epub 2017 Jun 29. PMID: 28669582.

  • Martel MO, Dolman AJ, Edwards RR, Jamison RN, Wasan AD. The association between negative affect and prescription opioid misuse in patients with chronic pain: the mediating role of opioid craving. J Pain. 2014 Jan;15(1):90-100. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2013.09.014. Epub 2013 Oct 12. PMID: 24295876.

  • Martel MO, Jamison RN, Wasan AD, Edwards RR. The association between catastrophizing and craving in patients with chronic pain prescribed opioid therapy: a preliminary analysis. Pain Med. 2014 Oct;15(10):1757-64. doi: 10.1111/pme.12416. Epub 2014 Mar 10. PMID: 24612286.

  • Martel MO, Wasan AD, Jamison RN, Edwards RR. Drug Alcohol Depend. Catastrophic thinking and increased risk for prescription opioid misuse in patients with chronic pain. 2013 Sep 1;132(1-2):335-41. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2013.02.034. Epub 2013 Apr 22. PMID: 23618767.