Linda LeResche, ScD
Department of Oral Medicine
School of Dentistry
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-6370
Linda LeResche received her doctoral degree in comparative behavior from Johns Hopkins University in 1976 and subsequently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in mental disorder epidemiology, also at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. Since 1983, she has been conducting NIH-funded pain research as a faculty member in the Department of Oral Medicine, where she is currently Professor. Dr. LeResche’s work has focused on behavioral and epidemiologic aspects of pain, including pain-related behavior of patients and clinicians, the epidemiology of temporomandibular disorders (TMD), studies of the reliability of clinical measures for TMD, and the development of standardized research diagnostic criteria for TMD. Her most recent research involves gender and hormonal issues related to orofacial pain.
Dr. LeResche has been a member of several NIDCR and NIH panels. She is active in the American Association for Dental Research and the International Association for the Study of Pain, serving on several task forces and committees, is on the Editorial Board of the Clinical Journal of Pain and is an Associate Editor of Pain. In addition to her research activities, Dr. LeResche is Director of Undergraduate and Dental Student Research at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. She was a Pew Foundation National Leadership Development Fellow (1991) and was the first recipient of the Mentor of the Year Award of the Student Research Group, American Association for Dental Research (1998).
LeResche, L., Saunders, K., Von Korff, M., Barlow, W. and Dworkin, S.F. Use of exogenous hormones and risk of temporomandibular disorder pain. Pain, 69:153-160, 1997.
LeResche, L. Assessment of physical and behavioral outcomes of treatment. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontics, 83:82-86, 1997.
LeResche, L. Epidemiology of temporomandibular disorders: Implications for the investigation of etiologic factors. Critical Reviews in Oral Biology and Medicine, 8:291-305, 1997.
LeResche, L. Chronic pain. Chapter in E. Blechman and K. Brownell (eds.), Behavioral Medicine and Women: A Comprehensive Handbook. Guilford Publications, New York, 1998, pp. 788-792.
Turner, J.A., LeResche, L., Von Korff, M. and Ehrlich, K. Back pain in primary care: Patient characteristics, content of initial visit, and short-term outcomes. Spine 23:463-469, 1998.
LeResche, L. and Von Korff, M. Epidemiology of chronic pain. Chapter in A.R. Block, E.F. Kremer and E. Fernandez (eds.), Handbook of Pain Syndromes: Biopsychosocial Perspectives. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Mahwah, N.J., 1998, pp. 3-22.
LeResche, L. Gender considerations in the epidemiology of chronic pain. Chapter in I.K. Crombie, P.R. Croft, S.J. Linton, L. LeResche and M. Von Korff (eds.), Epidemiology of Pain. IASP Press, Seattle, 1999, pp. 43-52.
Drangsholt, M. and LeResche, L. Temporomandibular disorder pain. Chapter 15 in I.K. Crombie, P.R. Croft, S.J. Linton, L. LeResche and M. Von Korff (eds.), Epidemiology of Pain. IASP Press, Seattle, 1999, pp.203-233.
LeResche, L. and Drangsholt, M. Temporomandibular disorders. Chapter 89 in M.B. Goldman and M.C. Hatch (eds.), Women and Health. Academic Press, Inc., San Diego, 2000, pp. 1120-1128.
LeResche, L. Epidemiologic perspectives on sex differences in pain. Chapter 12 in R. Fillingim (ed.), Sex, Gender and Pain. IASP Press, Seattle, 2000, pp. 233-249.
LeResche, L. Gender, cultural and environmental aspects of pain. Chapter 7 in J.D. Loeser, D. Turk, C.R. Chapman and S. Butler (eds.), Bonica’s Management of Pain, 3rd Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Media, PA., 2000, pp. 191-195.
LeResche, L. Epidemiology of Orofacial Pain. Chapter 2 in J.P. Lund, G. Lavigne, R. Dubner and B. Sessle (eds.), Orofacial Pain: From Basic Science to Clinical Management. Quintessence Publishing Co., Carol Stream, IL, 2000, pp. 15-25.
Dao, T.T.T. and LeResche, L. Gender differences in pain. Journal of Orofacial Pain, 14:169-184, 2000. (Authors’ Responses to Critical Commentaries: Journal of Orofacial Pain, 14:194-195, 2000.)