Centre for Research on Pain, Disability and Social Integration





Dr. Michael Sullivan is currently Professor of Psychology, Medicine and Neurology at McGill University. He also holds cross-appointments with the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy and is Scientific Director of the Centre for Research on Pain, Disability and Social Integration. He has lectured nationally and internationally on the social and behavioral determinants of pain-related disability.

Dr. Sullivan developed the Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS) in 1995. The PCS has been used in more than 700 scientific studies, it has been translated into 24 languages and is currently the most widely used measure of catastrophic thinking related to pain. Dr. Sullivan also developed the Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP); the first community-based intervention program designed specifically to target psychosocial risk factors for pain-related disability.

Dr. Sullivan has published over 175 scientific papers, 22 chapters, and 5 books. He currently holds a Canada Research Chair in Behavioral Health. In 2011, Dr. Sullivan received the Canadian Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology as a Profession. Dr. Sullivan completed his undergraduate training at McGill University and his graduate training at Concordia University in Montreal.

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