Jeffrey M. Lackner PsyD

Jeffrey Lackner

Jeffrey M. Lackner
PsyD

Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of Behavioral Medicine

Department of Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Behavioral Medicine

Contact Information
Erie County Medical Center
Behavioral Medicine Clinic
DK Miller Bldg, 462 Grider Street
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: (716) 898-5671
Fax: (716) 898-3040
lackner@buffalo.edu


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Professional Summary:

I am Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Behavioral Medicine whose clinical, research, and educational activities focus on the interplay of health and behavior. Since its founding in 1994, the division’s clinical arm provide brief, state-of-the-art treatment for patients with painful medical disorders. These disorders include irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), low back pain, pelvic pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, non-cardiac chest pain, temporomandibular disorder (TMD) and benign headaches such as migraine and tension headaches. A unique feature of our clinical services is the use of evidence-based treatment protocols that help patients gain control of symptoms that have not adequately responded to standard medical therapies. Because our clinicians are active researchers, patients receive cutting-edge treatments often times before they are more broadly disseminated. Our clinical work emphasizes a collaborative approach that recognizes that each patient is unique and presents with specific problems and not simply a diagnosis or set of symptoms.

My research focuses on developing and testing novel and safe treatments for chronic pain disorders, understanding their “active ingredients”, identifying patients for whom they are most effective, and their real world value. With NIH support since 1999, my research has influenced clinical practice guidelines and established me as an internationally recognized authority in the behavioral treatment of chronic pain disorders particularly IBS.
Division research provides valuable scholarly experiences for trainees in the UB medical school, school of public health, and the College of Arts and Sciences. We are pleased to offer these educational opportunities to qualified students at other local and international educational institutions as well. Trainees learn to design, write, conduct and analyze quality research projects with the goal of co-authoring at least one empirical study for publication. The academic skills students learn during research rotation support their professional development whether they progress to careers as independent researchers or academically-oriented clinicians who depend on critical thinking and a scholarly approach to healthcare delivery.
As part of the division’s Clinical Research Consulting Lab, I routinely assist faculty and mentor residents and fellows in research design and methods and consult with industry partners seeking ways to harness the science of behavior change to gain a competitive edge for product development, strategy, and evaluation.

I lecture in several UB departments such as internal medicine, family medicine, psychiatry, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery and psychology with the aim of familiarizing trainees with the psychosocial aspects of chronic diseases and behavioral change strategies critical for managing their day-to-day burden.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Behavioral Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine (1994)
  • PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Rutgers University (1992)
  • Residency, Clinical Psychology, University of Texas School of Medicine (1991)
  • MA, Experimental Psychology, College of William and Mary (1987)
  • Dipl, Social Psychology, London School of Economics (1985)
  • BA, Political Science, Emory University (1984)

Employment:

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Biomedical Informatics, University at Buffalo (2014-present)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology, University at Buffalo (2014-present)
  • Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, University at Buffalo, School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2014-present)
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, Psychology, University at Buffalo School of Arts and Sciences (2012-present)
  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, University at Buffalo, School of Medical & Biomedical Sciences (1995-present)
  • Visiting Instructor, Psychology, Princeton University (1991-present)
  • Research Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology, University at Buffalo, School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2011–2014)
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, University at Buffalo (2009–2014)
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medicine, University at Buffalo (2002–2008)
  • Research Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medicine, University at Buffalo (2001–2002)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology, University at Buffalo (1994–2001)
  • Instructor, Division of Behavioral and Psychosocial Medicine, Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester (1992–1994)
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Awards and Honors:

  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activity (2016)
  • Outstanding Research Mentor, University at Buffalo Department of Medicine (2014)
  • ABCT Meritorious Book Award (2011)
  • Peterson Prize for Rutgers Outstanding Alumni (2009)
  • Dean's Award, Rutger's University (1989)
  • Merit Scholar, London School of Economics and Political Science (1985)
  • Pi Sigma Alpha Academic Honorary, Emory University (1984)
  • Dean‘s List, Emory University (1980-1984)

Research Expertise:

  • Behavioral medicine: My research is focused on showing how psychosocial factors (emotion, patient beliefs, relationships, coping style) influence the risk of onset, maintenance, and long term outcome of painful medical disorders, with a functional GI disease
  • Brain-gut interactions
  • Functional gastroenterology disorders
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Neurogastroenterology

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • August 2015–August 2019
    Buffalo Clinical and Translational Research Center Clinical and Translational Science Award(CTSA)
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)/National Institutes of Health
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $20,000,000
  • May 2018–April 2019
    Focus on Afib
    Independent Health
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $74,867
  • June 2017–October 2018
    Cutting the Risk of Colorectal Cancer by Developing Novel, Evidence Based, Community Based Program or Increasing Screening Uptake in Black Males
    CTSI-Pilot Studies Program, University at Buffalo
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $45,000
  • April 2017–March 2018
    Cutting the risk of Colorectal Cancer by developing a novel, evidence-based, community based program for increasing screening uptake in Black males.
    CTSA
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • October 2016–September 2017
    A Referral Toolkit for Behavioral Health Management of IBS
    South Central Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers (MIRECC) Pilot Study Program, Dept of Veteran Affairs
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $38,320
  • August 2012–August 2017
    Neurobiological mechanisms underlying effectiveness of CBT in IBS patients
    NIDDK
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    $2,667,031
  • May 2008–August 2017
    Self Administered CBT for IBS: A Multisite Trial (IBS Outcome Study; IBSOS)
    National Institutes of Health – NIDDK
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $8,900,000
  • April 2016–June 2017
    Modulating the gut microbiome through Cognitive Behavior Therapy for IBS:A pilot study
    University of Buffalo (VPR)
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • July 2012–June 2017
    Anesthesiology Research Training Program
    NIH
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $1,183,053
  • January 2005–December 2011
    A pilot study for the evaluation of treatments for severe obesity for BCBS of WNY members; 2: A pragmatic clinical evaluation of treatments for severe obesity for BCBS of WNY members
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $5,034,791
  • January 2007–December 2008
    Procurement of fasting blood samples for use in the development of a gastrointestinal disease test panel.
    Prometheus Laboratories
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $12,750
  • January 2007–December 2008
    A Multicenter, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blinded Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Lubiprostone in Patients with Opioid-Induced Bowel Dysfunction,
    Sucampo/Takeda Pharmaceuticals
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $30,000
  • January 2006–December 2007
    A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, multicenter study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of DNK333 25 mg b.i.d. given orally for 4 weeks in female patients with Diarrhea-predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS-D)
    Novartis Pharmaceutical
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $45,000
  • January 2004–December 2007
    Development of limited contact CBT for IBS.
    National Institutes of Health – NIDDK
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $357,000
  • January 2004–December 2007
    Smartpill Development Project
    New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $500,000
  • June 2007–June 2007
    The development and manufacture of miniature electronics and related sensor technologies used in capsule-based gastrointestinal diagnostic products.
    New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $60,000
  • January 1999–December 2005
    Cognitive therapy for IBS: Outcome, Process, and Prediction(R0154211)
    National Institutes of Health - NIDDK
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,800,000
  • June 2003–May 2004
    SmartPill: Device for Portable Noninvasive Motility Recording
    New York State Center for Advanced Technology in Biomedical and Bioengineering University at Buffalo
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $85,000
  • February 2002–October 2003
    Functional neuroanatomy of visceral pain in patients with irritable bowel syndrome, A controlled prospective study of self management training.
    University at Buffalo Interdisciplinary Research and Creative Funds
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $50,000
  • January 2002–December 2002
    Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of medical management of irritable bowel syndrome.
    Novartis Pharmaceuticals
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $32,000
  • January 1990–December 1990
    A two-year study of dieting, stress, social resources and coping among adolescents.
    Walter S. Rosenberry III Charitable Fund
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $10,000
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Journal Articles:

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Books and Book Chapters:

  • Lackner JM. Controlling IBS the drug free way: A 10 step program for symptom relief. 2007.
  • Lackner JM. The role of psychosocial factors in functional gastrointestinal disorders (chapter in Functional and GI Motility Disorders). 2014; 33.
  • Radziwon CD, Lackner JM. What Is Behavioral Therapy and Will it Help My Patients With IBS?. 2011.
  • Lackner JM. Psychosocial aspects of functional GI disorders. (Book chapter in Textbook of Gastroenterology, 3rd ed.). 2008.
  • Lackner JM. Irritable bowel syndrome: case formulation from the perspective of a behavioral functional analytical mode. (Book chapter in Formulation and Treatment in Clinical Health Psychology.). 2006.
  • Lackner JM. Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders - book chapter in Encyclopedia of Health Psychology. 2004.
  • Lackner JM. Chronic Pain (book chapter in Adult Psychopathology Case Studies). 2004.
  • Granger, C.V., Lackner JM. Outpatients with low back pain: An analysis of the rate per day of pain and factors affecting improvement (book chapter - Advances in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. 2003.
  • Lackner JM. Irritable bowel syndrome (book chapter - Handbook of health psychology). 2003.

Abstracts:

  • Quigley BM, Curtis AB, Chaskes MJ, Firth, R, White KL, Lackner JM. Fears of the unknown and bodily sensations predicted patient reported cardiac symptoms in an atrial fibrillation patient.. Society of Behavioral Medicine 2018 Annual Meeting; New Orleans, LA. 2018.
  • Dunlap, L.J., Lackner, J., Jaccard, J., Radziwon, C., Brenner, D., Firth, R., Gudleski, G., Katz, L., Keefer, L., Krasner, S., Ma, CX., Sitrin, M., Tahiliani, V., Hamilton, F.. Clinical and Cost Effectiveness of Minimal-Contact Versus Standard Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Results of the IBS Outcome Study (IBSOS).. Gastroenterology. 2018; 154(6).
  • Ryu, H., Labus, J., Bhatt, R., Tillisch, K., Naliboff, B., Ashe-McNalley, C., Firth, R., Lackner, J., Mayer, E.. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is Associated with Symptom Improvement and Gray Matter Changes in Sensorimotor and Salience Network Regions in Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Gastroenterology. 2018; 154(6).
  • Labus, J.s., Tillisch, K., Gupta, A., Ashe-McNalley, C., Liu, C., Firth, R., Lackner, J., Naliboff, B., Mayer, E. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Alters Functional and Anatomical Brain Connectivity. Gastroenterology. 2018; 154(6).
  • Dunlap, L.J., Lackner, J., Jaccard, J., Radziwon, C., Brenner, D., Firth, R., Gudleski, G., Katz, L., Keefer, L., Krasner, S., Ma, CX., Sitrin, M., Tahiliani, V., Hamilton, F.. Clinical and Cost Effectiveness of Minimal-Contact Versus Standard Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Results of the IBS Outcome Study (IBSOS). Gastroenterology. 2018; 154(6).
  • Jacobs, J.P., Lackner ,J.,Lagishetty, V., Gudleski, G., Firth, R., Tillisch, K., Naliboff, B., Labus, J., Mayer, E. Intestinal Microbiota Predict Response to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Gastroenterology. 2018; 154(6).
  • Lackner, J., Jaccard, J., Firth, R., Brenner, D., Gudleski, G., Katz, L., Keefer, L., Krasner, S., Radziwon, C., Ma, CX., Braun, A., Sitrin, M., Hamilton, F. Durability of the the Effects of Self-Administered Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Patients with Moderate-to-Severe Irritable Bowel Syndrome: 12-Month Follow-up from the IBSOS Trial. Gastroenterology. 2018; 154(6).
  • Lackner JM, Quigley BM, Radziwon CD, Sitrin MD, Krasner S, sova, c. (Can’t get no) Patient satisfaction: The predictive power of demographic, GI, and psychological factors in IBS patients. Gastroenterology. 2017; 152(5).
  • Lackner JM, Quigley BM, Braun, AC. Fear of the unknown as an unique source of stress for more severe IBS patients. Gastroenterology. 2017; 152(5).
  • Lackner JM, Quigley BM, Chaskes MJ, Curtis AB, Yedlapati SH, Gudleski GD, Firth, RS. Anxiety Sensitivity Impacts Decision to Seek Health Care Among Atrial Fibrillation Patients: Interactions with Gender. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.. 2017.
  • Lackner JM, Gudleski GD, Sodano, SM, Sova, CC. Interpersonal Examination of Gastrointestinal Symptoms, Anxiety, and Stress in Irritable Bowel Syndrome Patients. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Interpersonal Theory and Research Conference. 2017.
  • Thakur, E.R., Jarbrink-Sehgal, E., Martin, L., Helm, A., Kunik, M., Lackner, J., Dindo, L., Smith, T., Chan, J., El-Serag, H. Behavioral Medicine Services for Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Development of a Referral Toolkit for Gastroenterology Providers. Poster to be presented at the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG, Orlando, FL. 2017.
  • Lackner,J.M., Brenner, D., Firth, R., Gudleski,G., Hamilton, F., Katz,L.., Keefer, Laurie., Krasner, S., Ma, CX., Radziwon, C., Sitrin, M., Jaccard,J. Self-administered Cognitive Behavior Therapy for IBS: The IBS Outcome Study (IBSOS) Randomized Clinical Trial. Presented at the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG, Orlando, FL. 2017.
  • Weiss GA, Jaffe N, Ben Ami Shor D, Grotts J, Lackner JM, Esrailian E, Crowe SE, Chang I. Evaluation of the patient reported outcomes measurement information systems (PROMIS) in celiac disease. Am J Gastroenterology. 2016; 111(S1).
  • Quigley BM, Lackner JM, Gudleski GD, Sova CC, Mayer EA, Firth RS, Keefer L, Brenner DM, Sitrin MD, Naliboff BD. Beyond pain intensity: patient reported outcomes (PRO) based on pain quality profiles in irritable bowel syndrome patients. Gastroenterology. 2016; 150(4).
  • Gudleski GD, Goff S, Kimber JM, Sitrin MD, Baum C, Keefer L, Brenner DM, Firth RS, Lackner JM. Agreement on predominant bowel habit between gastroenterologists and patients with moderate to severe irritable bowel syndrome. Gastroenterology. 2016; 150(4).
  • Thakur ER, Holmes HJ, Lockhart NA, Carty JN, Ziadni MS, Doherty H, Lackner JM, Schubiner H, Lumley MA. Mediational analysis of emotional awareness and expression training for patients with irritable bowel syndrome: a randomized trial. Gastroenterology. 2016; 150(4).
  • Gupta A, Labus JS, Naliboff BD, Tillisch K, Love AD, Quigley BM, Firth RS, Liu C, Ashe-McNally C, Stains J, Lackner JM. Morphometric correlates of pain sensation and pain affect in irritable bowel syndrome. Gastroenterology. 2016; 150(4).
  • Lackner JM, Baum C, Brenner D, Keefer L, Sitrin M, Firth R, Gudleski G. Diagnostic accuracy of a brief IBS screener (4-IBS)for use in busy GI practices. Gastroenterology. 2015; 148(4).
  • Stewart T, Kimber J, Gudleski G, Keefer L, Brenner D, Perkins J, Firth R, Lackner JM. Non-traumatic stressful events at the time of abdominal pain onset is a marker of current psychological but not GI health in more severe IBS patients. Gastroenterology. 2015; 148(4).
  • Thakur E, Quigley B, Gudleski G, El-Serag HB, Keefer L, Brenner D, Lackner JM. Age moderates the relationship between medical comorbidities and distress in IBS patients. Gastroenterology. 2015; 148(4).
  • Lackner JM, Quigley B, Gudleski G, Labus J, Mayer E, Tillisch K, Naliboff B. Validating a brief screening questionnaire for IBS patients with symptoms aggravated by GI-specific anxiety. Am J Gastroenterology. 2014; 109.
  • Samrath S, Gudleski G, Brenner D, Keefer L, Sitrin M, Lackner JM. Comparison of generic to disease-specific quality of life measures in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Am J Gastroenterology. 2014; 109.
  • Thakur E, Gurtman M, Gudleski G, Keefer L, Brenner D, Mandava S, Lackner JM. Understanding gender differences in IBS: the role of stress from the social environment. Am J Gastroenterology. 2014; 109.
  • Gudleski GD, Li X, Ma C, Dunlap LJ, Baweja V, Satchidanand N, Keefer L, Lackner JM. Modeling healthcare utilization in irritable bowel syndrome patients: Distinguishing factors that influence the decision to consult a doctor from those that influence frequency of doctor visits. Gastroenterology. 2014; 146(5(1)).
  • Labus J, Mayer EA, Love A, Stains J, Liu C, Ashe-McNalley C, Keefer L, Lackner JM, Naliboff B, Tillish K. Grey matter alterations in medial prefrontal cortex show negative associations with subjective reports of worry in IBS patients. Gastroenterology. 2014; 146(5(1)).
  • Lackner JM, Gudleski GD, Ma C, Dewanwala A, Naliboff BD. The impact of fear of GI symptoms on quality of life impairment due to irritable bowel syndrome. Gastroenteroloogy. 2014; 146(5(1)).
  • Lackner, J. M., Ma, C., Gudleski, G. D., Keefer, L., Brenner, D. M., Satchidanand, N., Firth, R., Sitrin, M. D., Katz, L. A., Krasner, S. S., Radziwon, C., Ballou, S., Naliboff, B. D. Type, Not Number, of Mental-Physical Comorbidities Increases the Severity of GI Symptoms in Patients with More Severe Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Gastroenterology. 2013; 144(5).
  • Lackner, J. M., Gudleski, G. D., Guy, K., Firth, R., Keefer, L., Brenner, D. M., Garbarino, G., Iacobucci, G. Negative Aspects of Close Relationships are More Strongly Associated with Symptom Burden of IBS than Supportive Personal Relationships: Increasing the Precision of the Biopsychosocial Model. Gastroenterology. 2013; 144(5).
  • Lackner, J. M., Gudleski, G. D., Brenner, D. M., Keefer, L., Deqanwala, A., Sitrin, M. D., Baum, C., Radziwon, C., Krasner, S. S., Quinton, S., Iacobucci, G., Katz, L. A., Abbas, A. Testing the Relationship Between Psychological Factors and Post Prandial Symptoms in Moderate to Severe IBS Patients: Are We Approaching the Boundaries of the Biopsychosocial Model?. Gastroenterology. 2013; 144(5).
  • Lackner, J. M., DiMuro, J. M., Gudleski, G. D., Keefer, L., Brenner, D. M., Radziwon, C., Krasner, S. S., Sitrin, M. D., Katz, L. A., Quinton, S. Prevalence, Severity, and Predictors of Self-Reported Fatigue in Patients with Moderate to Severe IBS. Gastroenterology. 2013; 144(5).
  • Lackner, J. M., Jaccard, J., Baum, C., Keefer, L., Brenner, D. M. IBS Symptom Severity Subtypes and Their Relationships with Psychosocial Factors: Improving the Sensitivity and Meaning of Patient Reported Outcomes. Gastroenterology. 2013; 144(5).
  • Lackner, J. M., Gudleski, G. D., Keefer, L., Brenner, D. M., Stewart, T. J., Iacobucci, G., Firth, R., Simonetti, C., Radziwon, C., Krasner, S. S., Sitrin, M. D., Katz, L. A., Quinton, S., Sklar, E. Psychosocial Predictors of Self Ratings of Health in Moderate to Severe IBS Patients: What’s Involved in Feeling Healthy Besides the Severity of GI Symptoms?. Gastroenterology. 2013; 144(5).
  • Weiss, G., Lackner, J.M., Keller, C, Gudleski, G. D., Hauck, C, Sitrin, M.D. Barriers to Compliance to Gluten-free Diet in Celiac Disease: The Role of Depression and Motivation. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2013; 108.
  • Lackner, J. M., Jaccard, J., Firth, R., Schneggenburger, M., Gudleski, G. D., Keefer, L.,Bratten, J. R.. How Accurate Do IBS Patients Recall Past Abdominal Pain Intensity, Stool Frequency, and Stool Consistency?: A Comparison of Real Time Versus End-of-Week Symptom Ratings. Gastroenterology. 2012; 142(5).
  • Lackner, J. M., Ma, C., Gudleski, G. D., Keefer, L., Smith, E. T., Radziwon, C., Booth, A. Additive and Interaction Effects of Medical and Mental Comorbidities on Health Outcomes in a Sample of Severely Affected IBS Patients From Two Tertiary Care Clinics. Gastroenterology. 2012; 142(5).
  • Lackner JM. Accuracy of Physician‘s Assessment of IBS Disease Severity. Gastroenterology. 2011; 140(S).
  • Haroon M, Smith A, Sapaleva T, Gudleski G. D, Krasner S. S, Katz L. A, Wurl A, Powell C, Booth A, Radziwon C, Sampath P. K, Lackner J. M. Do ROME Foundation Psychosocial Alarm Factors Predict IBS Symptom Severity?: A Validation Study From an NIH Clinical Trial. Gastroenterology. 2011; 140(S).
  • Hasler WL, Kuo B, Gudleski GD, Lackner JM, Baker J. Relation of Wireless Motility Capsule Gastric Emptying Times and Gastrointestinal Pressure Parameters to Symptom Reports in Gastroparesis: The Search for a Motor Cause of Symptoms. Gastroenterology. 2011; 140(S).
  • Lackner, J. M., Ma, C., Baum, C., Brasel, A. M., Smith, A., Sapaleva, T., Radziwon, C., Krasner, S. S., Katz, L., Powell, C., Sampath, P., Sitrin, M. D. What do IBS symptom severity scales measure?: GI symptoms, emotions, cognitions – Or something else?. Gastroenterology. 2010; 138(5).
  • Lackner JM, Krasner S, Quigley BM, Gudleski GD, Katz LA, Powel C, Sampath P. K, Sitrin MD. Who drops out from cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) for IBS?:Results of an NIH randomized clinical trial.. Gastroenterology. 2009; 136(A).
  • Mreyoud A, Rozov, I., Moore, J., Wilding, G.E., Khawam, E., Lackner, J.M., Semler, J.R., Sitrin, M.D. Assessment of drug effects of gastric emptying and contractility using wireless capsule manometry. Gastroenterology. 2009; 136(A).
  • Saad RJ, Chey, W.D., Rao, S.S., Hasler, W.L., Katz, L.A., Koch, K.A., Kuo, B., Lackner, J.M., Parkman, H.P., McCallum, R., Miller, C., Sarosiek, I., Semler, J., Sitrin, M.D., Wilding, G.E.. Reduced stool frequency does not predict colonic and whole gut transitin constipated patients. Gastroenterology. 2009; 136(A).
  • Sapaleva, T. P., Quigley, B., Brasel., A., Smith, A., Krasner, S. S., Katz, L., Lackner, J. M.. Stress buffering role of social support on pain in severely affected IBS patients. Gastroenterology. 2009; 138(5).
  • Hasler, W.L., Rao, S.S., Koch, K.L., Sarosiek, I., McCallum, R, Lackner JM, Parkman, H.P, Chey, W.D., Saad, R.J, Kuo, B., Miller, C., Sitrin MD, Katz LA, Wilding, G.E, Semler, J.R.. Wireless capsule quantification of region-specific gastrocolonic response and sleep inhibition of colon motor activity in unprepared colons of humans with normal colon transit. (published abstract). Gastroenterology. 2008; 134.
  • Hasler, W.L., Saad, R.J., Rao, S.S., Katz LA, Parkman, H.P., Koch, K.L., McCallum, R., Kuo, B., Sarosiek, I., Sitrin MD, Lackner JM, Wilding, G.E., Miller, C., Semler, J.R., Chey, W.D.. Heightened motor activity measured by a wireless capsule in unprepared colons of patients with complaints of constipation: Relation to colon transit and IBS. (published abstract). Gastroenterology. 2008; 134.
  • Kloetzer, L., Gaman, A., McCallum, R., Koch, K.L., Sitrin MD, Chey, W.D., Lackner JM, Katz LA, Wilding, G.E., Parkman, H.P., Sarosiek, I., Miller, C., Saad, R.J., Rao, S.S., Semler, J.R., Hasler, W.L., Kuo, B.. Characterization of pressure patterns in distal colonic and rectal motility activity between healthy volunteers and patients with dyssynergic defecation using an ambulatory capsule, SmartPill. (published abstract). Gastroenterology. 2008; 134.
  • Kloetzer, L., Gaman, A., Napadow, V, McCallum, R., Koch, K., Sitrin MD, Chey, W.D., Lackner JM, Katz LA, Wilding, G.E., Parkman, H.P., Sarosiek, I., Smout, A.,, Hasler, W.L., Semler, J.R., Kuo, B.. Spectral analysis of contractile frequency in the ileum and proximal colon: Characterization of motility patterns using an ambulatory capsule, Smartpill. (published abstract). Gastroenterology. 2008; 134.
  • Lackner JM, Gudleski, G.D., Krasner, S.S., Powell, C., Katz LA. Rapid response to cognitive behavior therapy for irritable bowel syndrome: stepping Into a stepped care model of treatment delivery. (published abstract). Gastroenterology. 2008; 134.
  • Lackner JM, Jaccard, J., Mangel, A.W., Naliboff, B.D.. Improving the adequacy of the adequate relief measure of clinical efficacy: A bayesian and conditional probability analysis of a multicenter RCT for IBS. (published abstract). Gastroenterology. 2008; 134.
  • Lackner JM, Chey, W.D., Rao, S.S., Hasler, W.L,., Katz LA, Koch, K.L., Kuo, B., Lackner JM, Parkman, H.P., McCallum, R., Miller, C., Sarosiek, I., Semler, J.R., Sitrin MD, Wilding, G.E.. How well does stool form and stool frequency correlate with colonic and whole gut transit in healthy controls and constipated patients? (published abstract). Gastroenterology. 2008; 134.
  • Parkman H.P., Hutson A., Lackner J.M., Katz L.A., Sitrin M.D., Kuo B., McCallum R., Chey W.D., Hasler W.L., Wo J., Koch K.L., & Semler J.R.. Improving analysis of gastric emptying tests with use of patient’s age, gender, and BMI to help define gastroparesis with scintigraphy and SmartPill capsule.. Neurogastroenterology and Motility. 2007; 19.
  • Noe M., Epstein, L. H, Trevisan, M., Fisher, N., Lackner JM, Leddy, C,, Paluch, R.. The health improvement project (HIP): An intensive medical intervention for class III obesity and results of a pilot study. (published abstract). Obesity. 2007; 15.
  • Gaman, A, Hutson, A., Hwang, J., Stevens, K., Koch, K.L., Parkman, H.P., McCallum, R., Chey, W.D., Katz LA, Sitrin MD, Lackner JM, Hasler, W.L., Wo, J., Semler, J.R., Kuo, B.. A non-digestible device discriminates motility patterns with a luminal acidic pH change within the distal small bowel and proximal colon. (published abstract). Gastroenterology. 2007; 132(Sup 2).
  • Hasler, W.L., Coleski, R., Sarosiek, I., McCallum, R, Kuo, B., Parkman, H.P, Sitrin MD, Lackner JM, Katz LA, Koch, K.L., Wo, J., Chey, W.D, Hutson, A., Semler, J.R.. Colon transit and regional colon motor activity in diabetics with gastroparesis compared to healthy volunteers and diabetics with near normal gastric emptying. (published abstract). Gastroenterology. 2007; 132(2).
  • Kloetzer, L., Gaman, A., Nojkov, B., Chey, W.D., Hwang, J., Stevens, K., Koch, K.L., Parkman, H.P., McCallum, R., Katz LA, Sitrin MD, Lackner JM, Hasler, W.L., Wo, J., Semler, J.R., Kuo, B.. Complete pH profiling of the gastrointestinal tract in healthy volunteers with an ambulatory pH capsule. (published abstract). Gastroenterology. 2007; 132(Supp).
  • Parkman, H.P., Hutson, A., Lackner JM, Katz LA, Sitrin MD, Kuo, B., McCallum, R., Chey, W.D., Hasler, W.L., Wo, J., Koch, K.L, Semler, J.R.. Assessment of symptoms associated with delayed gastric emptying of the SmartPill. (published abstract). Neurogastroenterology and Motility. 2007; 19.
  • Rao, S, Kuo, B., Chey, W.D., DiBaise, J., Katz LA, Koch, K.L., Lackner JM, McCallum, R, Saad, R.J, Selover, K.,, Semler, J.R., Sitrin MD, Wilding, G.E, Parkman, H.P. Investigation of wireless capsule (SmartPill) for colonic transit: A comparative study with radiopaque markers in health and constipation. (published abstract). American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2007; 102(Sup 2).
  • Rao, S.S.,, Kuo, B., Chey, W.D., DiBaise, J, Katz LA, Koch, K.L., Lackner JM, McCallum, R., Saad, R.J., Selover, K., Semler, J.R., Sitrin MD, Wilding, G.E., Parkman, H.P.. Simultaneous assessment of colonic transit using wireless capsule (SmartPill) and radiopaque markers in healthy subjects and effects of gender. (published abstract). The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2007; 102(Sup 2).
  • Rao, S.S, McCallum, R., Parkman, H.P., Koch, K.L., Saad, R.J., Chey, W.D, DiBaise, J., Hutson, A., Semler, J.R., Sitrin MD, Lackner JM, Katz LA, Kuo, B.. A comparative study of SmartPill® and radioopaque markers for the assessment of colonic transit time in humans.(published abstract.). Gastroenterology. 2007; 132(sup 2).
  • Reddymasu, S., Gaman, A., Sarosiek, I., Parkman, H.P., Hutson, A., Chey, W.D., Katz LA, Lackner JM, Koch, K.L., Semler, J.R., Kuo, B., McCallum, R.. Non-digestible capsule technology to measure amplitude and frequency characteristics of gastric contractions- comparison between healthy and gastroparetic subjects. (published abstract). Neurogastroenterology and Motility. 2007; 19.
  • Reddymasu, S, Sarosiek, I., Koch, K.L., Hasler, W.L., Lackner JM, Katz LA, Sitrin MD, Parkman, H.P., Wo, J., Chey, W.D., Semler, J.R., Hwang, J., Kuo, B., McCallum, R.. Non-digestible capsule technology to measure frequency of gastric contractions- comparison between healthy and gastroparetic subjects. (published abstract). Gastroenterology. 2007; 132(Sup 2).
  • Sarosiek, I., Reddymasu, S., Koch, K.L., Hasler, W.L,, Lackner JM, Katz LA, Sitrin MD, Parkman, H.P., Wo, J., Sarosiek, J, Chey, W.D., Semler, J.R., Kuo, B., McCallum, R.. Relationship between the frequency of gastric contractions and gastric emptying of a non-digestible solid in controls and gastroparetics using SmartPill pressure recording capsule: Its future clinical potential. (published abstract). Gastroenterology. 2007; 132(Sup 2).
  • Sarosiek, I., Sarosiek, J., Rao, S., Parkman, H.P., Kuo, B., Lackner JM, Katz LA, Sitrin MD, Chey, W.D., Hasler, W.L., DiBaise, J., Wo, J., Koch, K.L., Semler, J.R., McCallum, R.. Comparisons of alimentary tract transit times among normal subjects from two multicenter trials using SmartPill wireless pH/pressure recording capsule: Its clinical implication. (published abstract). The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2007; 102(Sup 2).
  • Kuo, B, McCallum, R. W., Kock, K. L., Chey, W. D., Wo, J. M.,, Sitrin MD, Hasler, W.L., Lackner JM, Katz LA, Landrigan, B., Selover, K., Huston, A., Barthel, D., Semler, J., Parkman, H. P.. Smartpill, a novel ambulatory diagnostic test for measuring gastric emptying in health and disease. (published abstract). Gastroenterology. 2006; 130.
  • Lackner JM, Holroyd, K.A., Gudleski, G.D., Krasner, S.S., Katz LA, Powell, C., Sampeth, P.K., Firth, R.S., Yates, B.L. A randomized controlled trial of therapist-administered vs. minimal contact cognitive behavioral treatment for moderate to severe IBS. (published abstract). Gastroenterology. 2006; 130.
  • Lackner JM, Jaccard, J., Krasner, S.S., Katz LA, Blanchard, E,B.. How does cognitive behavioral therapy for IBS work? A structural equation modeling analysis of results from a randomized controlled trial. (published abstract). Gastroenterology. 2006; 130.
  • Parkman, H. P., Huston, A., Maurer, A. H., Knight, L. C., Kuo, B., Hasler, W. L, Chey, W. D.,, McCallum, R. W., Wo, J. M., Kock, K. L., Sitrin MD, Lackner JM, Semler, J.. Optimizing gastric emptying scintigraphy for the detection of gastroparesis. (published abstract). Gastroenterology. 2006; 130.
  • Sarosiek, I., Kock, K. L., Selover, K., Kuo, B., Parkman, H. P., Hasler, W. L., Wo, J. M., Sitrin MD, Chey, W. D.,, Lackner JM, D‘Andrea, D., McCallum, R. W.. A new non-scintigraphic method for measuring gastrointestinal transit in gastroparetic patients. (published abstract). Gastroenterology. 2006; 130.
  • Lackner JM. Is IBS a problem of emotion regulation?: A test of the level of emotional awareness model. (published abstract). Psychosomatic Medicine. 2005; 67(1).
  • Bahadur, S., Sitrin MD, Kuo B., Viazis N., Semler J, Lackner JM. Assessment of upper GI. motility in healthy subjects using ambulant capsule technology. (published abstract). Gastroenterology. 2005; 128(S2).
  • Lackner JM, Blanchard, E. B, Krasner, S. S., Firth, R. S., Gudleski, G, Sanders, K, Keefer L., Katz, L, Carosella, A. M, Payne, A.. Are psychological treatments for IBS effective for the full spectrum of symptoms for which patients seek treatment: Results of a multisite randomized controlled study.(published abstract). Gastroenterology. 2005; 128(S-2).
  • Lackner JM, Quigely, B., Blanchard, E.B.. Depression and abdominal pain in irritable bowel syndrome: The mediating role of catastrophizing. (published abstract). Gastroenterology. 2004; 126(S2).
  • Lackner JM, Mahl TC, Wilding, E.. IBS patients’ response to abdominal pain: Too sensitive, too tough, or both? (published abstract). Gastroenterology. 2004; 126(S2).
  • Lackner JM, Lockwood, A., Coad, ML., Mahl TC, Firth, R, Mertz, H., Katz LA, Krasner, S, Wack, D, Galantowicz, P. Alterations in GI symptoms, psychological status, and brain function following participation in cognitive therapy for IBS. (Poster of Distinction).. Gastroenterology. 2004; 126(S2).
  • Lackner JM, Gudleski, G., Blanchard, E.B.. Beyond abuse: association among parenting behavior, abdominal pain, and somatization in IBS patients. (published abstract). Gastroenterology. 2003; 124(S1).
  • Lackner JM, Gurtman, M.. Interpersonal factors associated with irritable bowel syndrome. (published abstract). Gastroenterology. 2003; 124(S1).
  • Lackner JM, Jaccard, J.. Testing the Sequential Model of Pain Processing in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A structural equation modeling analysis. (published abstract). Gastroenterology. 2003; 124(S1).
  • Lackner JM, Morley, S.M., Dowzer, C.M., Mesmer, C., Hamilton, S.. Systematic review and meta analysis of randomized clinical trials of psychological treatments for irritable bowel syndrome. (published abstract). Gastroenterology. 2003; 124(S1).
  • Fessler R.D., Linn, R.T., Granger, C.V., Olson, K, Ostrow, G, Hartney, M, Lackner JM, Gutterman, L.R., Hopkins, L.N.. Improved cognition following carotid artery stent placement. (published abstract). Journal of Neurosurgery. 2001; 94(180A).
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Professional Memberships:

  • American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society
  • American Pain Society
  • American Psychological Society
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies
  • International Association for the Study of Pain
  • International Foundation for Functional GI Disorders
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Psychosomatic Society

Presentations:

  • "When Medications Aren’t Enough: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome" Invited Lecture: GI Gut Club, The University of Rochester Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (2018)
  • "Irritable bowel syndrome: Can you control it without drugs?" Invited Lecture: Fall Wellness Series, Schofield Care (2018)
  • "The Brain-Gut Axis In The Clinic: How To Incorporate Psychological Care In The GI Clinic" DDW (2018)
  • "Evidence-based Psychological Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)" Visiting Professor: Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University (2018)
  • "Cognitive behavior therapy for IBS: Does it work, for whom, and at what cost?" Grand Rounds, Augusta University, Medical College of Georgia (2017)
  • "Evidence Based Practice in Managing Spine Pain" Presented at the Catholic Health Musculoskeletal Symposium (2017)
  • "Self-administered Cognitive Behavior Therapy for IBS: The IBS Outcome Study (IBSOS) Randomized Clinical Trial" Presented at the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG (2017)
  • "New NIH Standards for Improving Experimental Rigor and Reproducibility" (2017)
  • "Cognitive behavior therapy for irritable bowel syndrome: science, practice, outcomes" Invited Visiting Professor, The MetroHealth System, MetroHealth System (2016)
  • "Behavioral treatment for irritable bowel syndrome: principles, processes, practice" Invited lecture, Annual Conference of Croatian Psychological Society, Croatian Psychological Society (2016)
  • "The science of cognitive behavior therapy for irritable bowel syndrome" Invited lecture, Scientific Colloquium at the University of Rijeka, University of Rijeka, Croatia (2016)
  • "The difficult bariatric patients with weight regain: is there anything we can do from the behavioral health standpoint?" Presenter, WNY Mini Symposium on Care of Bariatric Patients, University at Buffalo (2016)
  • "The Science and Practice of Cognitive Behavior for Functional GI Disorders: Implications for Optimizing the Care of Chronic Pelvic Pain Patients" Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds, University at Buffalo (2016)
  • "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Children and Adults: A Game Changer in FGID, Behavioral Therapies for IBS and Functional GI Disorders" AGA Council Invited Lecture, Digestive Disease Week (2016)
  • "Preoperative psychological evaluation: what are we looking for?" Invited lecture, Annual Bariatric Clinical Discussion, University of Rochester Medical Center (2015)
  • "Psychosocial and behavioral considerations in patients with FGID - Tips for the practicing provider" Invited lecture, Annual Scientific Conferences of the American Neurogastroenterology & Motility Society (2015)
  • "The impact of comorbidity of mental and physical disorders on symptom/illness burden of patients with irritable bowel syndrome" Invited lecture, American Urological Association Conference (2014)
  • "Can cognitive behavior therapy for IBS enrich our understanding of neurobiological mechanisms of FGID's?" Invited Visiting Professor, Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress (2014)
  • "Cognitive behavior therapy for IBS: What is it, who benefits and how well does it work?" Invited lecture, UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders for Patient Day (2013)
  • "Clinician pearls for the clinician: Screening for psychosocial risk factors in patients" Invited workshop at the 10th International Symposium of the International Foundation for Functional GI Disorders (2013)
  • "Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for IBS: What is it and does it work?" Invited lecture, UNC Center for Functional & GI Motility Disorders Symposium for Health Professionals (2012)
  • "No brain, no gain: the science and practice of CBT for IBS" Invited lecture, Center for Psychotherapy Department, Yale University (2012)
  • "Irritable Bowel Syndrome" Invited presentation, University at Buffalo Mini Medical School (2011)
  • "Cognitive behavior therapy for IBS: Principles, practice, process" Invited lecture, Karolinska Institute, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Learning, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute (2011)
  • "Self-administered cognitive behavior therapy for IBS" Invited workshop at the 9th International Symposium of the International Foundation for Functional GI Disorders (2011)
  • "Brief Psychological Screening for the Clinician at the Bedside: Somatization, Distress, Pain, Coping" International Foundation for Functional GI Disorders, nternationalFoundation for Functional GI Disorders, nternational Foundation for Functional GI Disorders (2011)
  • "Cognitive Behavior Therapy for IBS: Principles, Practice, Process" Linkoping University, Sweden, Linkoping University, Dept. of Behavioral Sciences and Learning (2011)
  • "No Brain, NO Gain: Behavioral SElf Management Treatment of IBS" Visiting Professorship at Ohio State University, Ohio State Univeristy, Division of Gastroenterology (2010)
  • "Behavioral self-management for functional GI disease." Visiting Professor, Dept. of Medicine & Clinical Psychology, University of Health Sciences, Uniformed Services (2009)
  • "Central Treatments: Psychopharmacology, Behavioral" International Symposium of the International Foundation for Functional GI Disorders, International Foundation for Functional GI Disorders, International Foundation for Functional GI Disorders (2009)
  • "Cognitive behavior therapy for irritable bowel syndrome" Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (2009)
  • "Psychological Assessment: Pearls for the Clinician at the Bedside" International Foundation for Functional GI Disorders, International Foundation for Functional GI Disorders, International Foundation for Functional GI Disorders (2009)
  • "Behavioral treatment for IBS: Optimizing efficiency and efficacy" Visiting Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, UCLA (2007)
  • "Behavioral treatments for IBS: What are they and do they really work?" Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan (2007)
  • "Behavioral Self management for IBS" AGA Course for Mid Level GI providers (2007)
  • "Psychologic Testing and Assessment" Internatonal Symposium of the International Foundation for Fuctional GI Disorders, International Foundation for Fuctional GI Disorders (2007)
  • "Behavioral treatments for IBS: What, why, and for whom it works?" Invited lecture, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Alabama-Birmingham (2006)
  • "Psychological Treatments of IBS: Principles, process and practice" Invited lecture, University of Pittsburgh, Pain Research Center (2006)
  • "Cognitive therapy for IBS" International Foundation for Functional GI Disorders (2005)
  • "Is IBS a Problem of Emotion Regulation? A test of the level of emotional awareness model" Invited symposium at the annual conference of the American Psychosomatic Society (2005)
  • "Gut reactions: Psychosocial Aspects of IBS" invited presentation, Penn State University, Department of Psychology (2005)
  • "Beyond abuse: association among parenting behavior, abdominal pain, and somatization in IBS patients" Annual Conference of the American Gastroenterological Association (2003)
  • "Cognitive behavior therapy for IBS" International Foundation for Functional GI Disorders (2003)
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Service Activities:

  • Clinical Practice Committee, American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society; Committee Member (2015–present)
  • Research Committee, American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society; Committee Member (2014–present)
  • ROME Foundation, Psychosocial Committee; Committee Member (2014–present)
  • Abstract Review Committee, Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society Meeting; Committee Member (2009–2011)
  • Critical Path Institute (C-Path) FDA Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Patient Report Outcome Development Working Group; Member (2009–present)
  • ROME Foundation Research Grant Committee; Reviewer (2009–present)
  • DDW Abstract Review Committee, Functional GI Disorders: Psychosocial and Psychotherapeutic; Chair (2008)
  • DDW Abstract Review Committee, Functional GI Disorders: Psychosocial and Psychotherapeutic; Committee Member (2007–2012)

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Erie County Medical Center
Behavioral Medicine Clinic
DK Miller Bldg, 462 Grider Street
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: (716) 898-5671
Fax: (716) 898-3040
lackner@buffalo.edu

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