Christine M. Gagnon, PhD - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Christine M. Gagnon

Christine M. Gagnon, PhD

  • Psychologist, Center for Pain Management, RIC
  • Asst. Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

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Conditions Treated / Services

  • Pain Management/Chronic Pain

Education, Residency and Internship


Keene State College (NH), BA, Psychology
Northwestern State University (Natchitoches, LA), MS, Clinical Psychology
Illinois Institute of Technology, PhD


Harden RN, Gagnon CM, Khan A, Wallach G, Zereshki A. Hypoesthesia in the distal residual limb of amputees. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In press.

Harden RN, Cottrill J, Gagnon CM, Smitherman TA, Weinland SR, Tann B, Joseph P, Lee TS, Houle TT. (2009) Botulinum Toxin A in the Treatment of Chronic Tension-Type Headache with Cervical Myofascial Trigger Points: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study. Headache, 49 (5) 732-743.

Harden RN, Gagnon CM, Gallizi M, Khan AS, Newman D. (2008) Residual limbs of amputees are significantly cooler than contralateral intact limbs. Pain Practice, 8 (5) 342-347.

Gallizzi M, Gagnon C, Harden RN, Stanos S, Kahn A. (2008) Medication Quantification Scale Version III: Internal validation of detriment weights using a chronic pain population. Pain Practice, 8 (1)1-4.

Marciniak C, Rader L, Gagnon C. (2008) The use of Botulinum Toxin for spasticity following spinal cord injury: A case series. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 87 (4) 312-7.

Gagnon CM. (2008) Assessing the neurocognitive effects of opioids. Pain Reporter, 1 (4), 1-4.

Dannecker EA, Gagnon CM, Jump RL, Brown JL, Robinson ME. (2004). Self-Care behaviors for muscle pain. Journal of Pain, 5 (9),521-527.

Gagnon CM, Ramachandruni S, Bragdon EE, Sheps DS. (2004). Psychological Aspects of Heart Disease. In J.A. Armour & J.L. Ardell (Eds.), Basic and Clinical Neurocardiology.
United States: Oxford University Press.

Robinson ME, George .Z, Dannecker EA, Jump RL, Hirsh AT, Gagnon CM,
Brown J.L. (2004).
Sex differences in pain anchors revisited: An investigation of “Most Intense” pain events and common pain events.
European Journal of Pain, 8 (4) 299-305.

Robinson ME, Wise EA, Gagnon C, Fillingim RB, Price DB. (2004). Influences of gender role and anxiety on sex differences in temporal summation of pain. Journal of Pain, 5 (2), 77-82.

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To schedule an appointment with Christine Gagnon please call 800-354-7342 or use our online form.