Josh Rash

B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc. University of Northern British Columbia; Ph.D. University of Calgary

Assistant Professor

 
Office: SN3072
Phone:(709) 864-7687
Email: jarash@mun.ca
 
Affiliations: Clinical



Background

I completed my BSc (Hon) and MSc at the University of Northern British Columbia. I received my doctorate from the University of Calgary in 2017 and completed my pre-doctoral internship in clinical psychology at The Ottawa Hospital (2016-2017). I joined the clinical faculty at Memorial University of Newfoundland in September of 2017.

Research Interests

My research interests are within the area of behavioural medicine. My research has focused on two areas of interest. First, I adopt a lifespan perspective to understand how biopsychosocial factors influence the development and progression of health and disease (e.g., cardiovascular disease, pain, cancer). Second, I am interested in designing and implementing behavioural interventions that are aimed at improving the lives of individuals living with chronic illness. Areas that I have been actively involved in include: adherence, pain assessment and management, cardiovascular reactivity, clinical inertia, developmental origins of health and disease (DoHaD), and motivating behaviour change.

Representative Publications

Rash, J. A., Toivonen, K., Robert, M., Nasr-Esfahani, M., Jarrell, J. F. & Campbell, T. S. (2017). Protocol for a placebo-controlled, within-subjects crossover trial evaluating the efficacy of intranasal oxytocin to improve pain and function among women with chronic pelvic pain. BMJ Open, 7, Article#e014909. doi.10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014909

 

 

Lavoie, K. L., Rash, J. A., & Campbell, T. S. (2017). Changing provider behavior in the context of chronic disease management: Focus on provider clinical inertia. Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology, 57, 263-283. doi.10.1146/annurev-pharmtox-010716-104952

 

 

Rash, J.A., Campbell, D.J.T., Tonelli, M. & Campbell, T.S. (2016). A systematic-review of interventions intended to improve adherence to statin medication: How much do we really know about what works? Preventive Medicine, 90, 155-169 doi. 10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.07.006

 

 

Rash, J.A., Lavoie, K.L., Sigal, R. J., Campbell, D. J. T., Manns, B. J., Tonelli, M. & Campbell, T.S. (2016). Rationale and design of a randomized controlled trial of motivational enhancement therapy to improve adherence to statin medication. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 49, 47-56. doi. 10.1016.j.cct.2016.06.001

 

 

Rash, J. A., Thomas, J. C., Campbell, T. S., Letourneau, N., Granger, D. A., & Giesbrecht, G. F. (2016). Developmental origins of infant stress reactivity profiles: A multi-systems approach. Developmental Psychobiology, 58(5), 578-599. doi: 10.1002/dev.21403

 

 

Johnson, J. A., Rash, J.A., Campbell, T. S., Savard, J., Gehrman, P. R., Perlis, M., Carlson, L. E. & Garland, S. N. (2016). A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) in cancer survivors. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 27, 20-28. doi. 10.1016/j.smrv.2015.07.001

 

 

Rash, J. A., Campbell, T. S., Letourneau, N., & Giesbrecht, G. F. (2015). Prenatal maternal cortisol and parasympathetic programming of the infant cardiovascular system. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 54, 78-89. doi 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2015.01.024

 

 

Rouleau, C. R., Rash, J. A., & Mothersill, K. J. (2016). Ethical issues in the psychological assessment of bariatric surgery candidates. Journal of Health Psychology, 21(7), 1457-1471. doi. 10.1177/1359105314556160

 

Harder, H. G., Wagner, S. L. & Rash, J. A. (2014). Mental illness in the workplace: Psychological disability management. In C. Cooper & R. Burke (Series Ed.), Psychological and Behavioural Aspects of Risk. Gower

 

 

Rash, J. A. & Campbell, T. S. (2014). The effect of intranasal oxytocin administration on acute cold pressor pain: A placebo-controlled, double-blind, within-subjects crossover investigation. Psychosomatic Medicine, 76(6): 422-429. doi 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000068

 

 

Rash, J. A. & Prkachin, K. (2013) Cardiac vagal control during relived sadness is predicted by affect intensity and emotional intelligence. Biological Psychology, 92(2), 106-113. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2012.11.009

 

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