Christopher Cutter, PhD

Assitant Clinical Professor, Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine; Director, Chronic Pain and Recover Center, Silver Hill Hospital; Clinic Director, Pain Treatment Services, APT Foundation

Research Interests

Pain; Psychotherapy; Chemicals and Drugs; Psychiatry and Psychology; Health Care

Public Health Interests

Alternative medicine

Research Organizations

Child Study Center

Psychotherapy Development Center

Selected Publications

  • Protocol for three parallel multi-site stepped care effectiveness studies for unhealthy alcohol use in HIV-positive patients. Edelman J.E., Maisto, S.A., Hansen, N.B., Cutter C.J., Dziura, J., Fiellin, L.E., O'Connor, P.G., Bedimo, R., Gibert, C., Marconi, V.C., Rimland, D., Rodriguez-Barradas, M.C., Simberkoff, M.S., Justice, A.C., Bryant, K.J., Fiellin, D.A. (2016). Protocol for three parallel multi-site stepped care effectiveness studies for unhealthy alcohol use in HIV-positive patients. Contemporary Clinical Trials. Nov 19. pii: S1551-7144(16)30213-0. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2016.11.008
  • Psychiatric disorders among patients seeking treatment for co-occurring chronic pain and opioid use disorder Barry, D.T., Cutter, C.J., Beitel, M., Kerns, R.D., Liong, C., Schottenfeld, R.S. (2016). Psychiatric Disorders Among Patients Seeking Treatment for Co-Occurring Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Aug. 30. doi: 10.4088/JCP.15m09963.
  • Physical activity, psychiatric distress, and interest in exercise group participation among individuals seeking methadone maintenance treatment with and without chronic pain Beitel, M., Stults-Kolehmainen, M., Cutter, C.J., Schottenfeld, R.S., Eggert, K., Madden, L.M., Kerns, R.D., Liong, C., Ginn, J., Barry, D.T. (2016). Physical activity, psychiatric distress, and interest in exercise group participation among individuals seeking methadone maintenance treatment with and without chronic pain. The American Journal on Addictions, 25(2):125-31.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy improves treatment outcomes for prescription opioid users in primary care buprenorphine treatment. Moore, B.A., Fiellin, D.A., Cutter, C.J., Buono, F.D., Barry, D.T., Fiellin, L.E., O’Connor, P.G., & Schottenfeld, R.S. (2016). Cognitive behavioral therapy improves treatment outcomes for prescription opioid users in primary care buprenorphine treatment. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 71, 54-57. doi:10.1016/j.jsat.2016.08.016.
  • Implementation of Integrated Stepped Care for Unhealthy Alcohol Use in HIV Clinics Edelman, E.J., Hansen, N.B., Cutter, C.J., Danton, C., Fiellin, L.E., O'Connor, P.G., Williams, E.C., Maisto, S.A., Bryant, K., Fiellin, D.A.. Implementation of Integrated Stepped Care for Unhealthy Alcohol Use in HIV Clinics. Addiction Science and Clinical Practice. 2016 Jan 13, 11: 1
  • The psychometric properties of the Iowa Personality Disorder Screen in methadone-maintained patients: An initial investigation. Journal of Personality Disorders Beitel, M., Peters, S., Savant, J.D., Cutter, C.J., Cecero, J.J., Barry, D.T. (2015). The psychometric properties of the Iowa Personality Disorder Screen in methadone-maintained patients: An initial investigation. Journal of Personality Disorders. 29:131–144.
  • A pilot trial of a videogame-based exercise program for methadone maintained patients. Cutter, C.J., Schottenfeld, R.S., Moore, B.A., Ball, S.A, Beitel, M., Savant, J.D., Stults-Kolehmainen, M.A., Doucette, C., Barry, D.T (2014). A pilot trial of a videogame-based exercise program for methadone maintained patients. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. Oct;47(4):299-305. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2014.05.007
  • The feasibility and acceptability of groups for pain management in methadone maintenance treatment. Barry, D.T., Savant J.D., Beitel M., Cutter C.J., Schottenfeld, R.S., Kerns, R.D., Moore, B.A., Oberleitner, L., Joy, M.T., Keneally, N., Liong, C., Carroll, K.M. (2014). The feasibility and acceptability of groups for pain management in methadone maintenance treatment. Journal of Addiction Medicine, 8:338-344.
  • Primary care-based buprenorphine taper vs. maintenance for prescription opioid dependence: A randomized, controlled trial. Fiellin, D.A, Cutter, C.J., Moore, B.A., Barry, D.T., O'Connor, P.G., Schottenfeld, R.S. (2014). Primary care-based buprenorphine taper vs. maintenance for prescription opioid dependence: A randomized, controlled trial. Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), Internal Medicine.
  • Fiellin, D.A., Barry, D.T., Sullivan, L.E., Cutter, C.J., Moore, B.A., O'Connor, P.G., Schottenfeld, R.S. (2013). A Randomized Trial of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Primary Care-based Buprenorphine. American Journal of Medicine. 126(1):74.
  • Beitel, M., Savant, J. D., Cutter, C. J., Peters, S., Belisle, N., & Barry, D.T. (2012). Psychopathology and pain correlates of dispositional optimism in methadone-maintained patients. The American Journal on Addictions, 21, S56-62.
  • Counseling and directly observed medication for primary care buprenorphine maintenance: a pilot study.

    Moore, B.A., Barry, D.T., Cutter, C.J., Sullivan, L.E., O'Connor, P.G., Schottenfeld, R.S., & Fiellin, D.A. (2012). Counseling and directly observed medication for primary care buprenorphine maintenance: a pilot study.

  • Conventional and unconventional treatments for stress among methadone-maintained patients: treatment willingness and perceived efficacy.

    Barry, D.T., Beitel, M., Breuer, T., Cutter, C.J., Savant, J.D., Schottenfeld, R.S., Rounsaville, B.J. (2011). Conventional and unconventional treatments for stress among methadone-maintained patients: treatment willingness and perceived efficacy.

  • Group-based strategies for stress reduction in methadone maintenance treatment: what do patients want?

    Barry, D.T., Beitel, M., Breuer, T., Cutter, C.J., Savant, J.D., Peters, S., Schottenfeld, R.S., Rounsaville, B.J. (2011).Group-based strategies for stress reduction in methadone maintenance treatment: what do patients want?

  • Barry, D.T., Beitel, M., Cutter, C.J., Garnet, B., Joshi, D., Rosenblum, A., Schottenfeld, R.S. (2011). Exploring relations among traumatic, post traumatic, and physical pain experiences in methadone-maintained patients. Journal of Pain; 12: 22-28.
  • Garnet, B., Beitel, M., Cutter, C.J., Savant, J., Peters, S., Schottenfeld, R.S., Barry, D.T. (2011). Pain catastrophizing and pain coping among methadone-maintained patients. Pain Medicine; 12: 79–86.
  • Moore, B.A., Fazzino, T., Garnet, Cutter, C.J., B.,Barry, D.T. (2011) Computer-based treatments for drug abuse and dependence: A Systematic Review. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 40, 215-223.
  • Cutter, C.J., Fiellin, D.A. (2010) Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment with Motivational Work. In Levounis, P., Arnaout, B., eds. Motivation and Change. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.. Washington, DC
  • Conventional and nonconventional pain treatment utilization among opioid dependent individuals with pain seeking methadone maintenance treatment: a needs assessment study.

    Barry, D.T., Beitel, M., Cutter, C.J., Joshi, D., Falcioni, J., Shottenfeld, R.S. (2010). Conventional and nonconventional pain treatment utilization among opioid dependent individuals with pain seeking methadone maintenance treatment: a needs assessment study.

  • Allopathic, complementary, and alternative medical treatment utilization for pain among methadone-maintained patients.

    Barry, D., Beitel, M., Cutter, C.J., Garnet, B., Joshi, D., Schottenfeld, R., Rounsaville, B. (2009). Allopathic, complementary, and alternative medical treatment utilization for pain among methadone-maintained patients.

  • Weinberg, I., Gunderson, J.G., Hennen, J., Cutter, C.J. (2006). Manual-Assisted Cognitive Treatment for the Deliberate Self-Harm for Borderline Personality Disorder Patients. Journal of Personality Disorders, 20(5).

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