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Joseph Lucien Goulet, PhD, MS

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Director, Methods Core, Pain Research, Informatics, Multimorbidities, and Education (PRIME) Center; Director, Research Design Clinic, Pain Research, Informatics, Multimorbidities, and Education (PRIME) Center; Consultant for Observational Studies, Yale Center for Analytical Sciences (YCAS)

Appointments

Biography

I am interested in health services research focusing on Veterans with psychiatric and medical comorbidity. My specific interests include research on: the prognostic significance of comorbidity among people with HIV, the ‘clustering’ of comorbid diseases and conditions, and the treatment of chronic pain among patients with current or pre-existing substance use disorders.

Education & Training

  • NIDA Pre-Doctoral Fellow
    Yale School of Public Health (2003)
  • PhD
    Yale University, Epidemiology (2003)
  • MS
    Southern Connecticut State University, Statistics (1992)
  • BS
    Southern Connecticut State University, Psychology (1989)

Activities

  • Explainable Deep Learning Applied to Understanding Opioid Use Disorder and Its Risk Factors
    Los Angeles, CA, United States 2019
    2019 IEEE International Conference on Big Data
  • Interpretability and Statistical Inferences of the Prediction of Clinical Outcomes Using Deep Neural Networks
    Washington, DC, United States 2019
    American Medical Informatics Annual Symposium
  • Preliminary chart review for Natural Language Processing development among electronic health records with documentation of marijuana use
    Washington, DC, United States 2019
    American Medical Informatics Annual Symposium
  • Use of Exposure Crossover Design to Control for Unmeasured Baseline Confounding in Observational Studies
    Austin, TX, United States 2019
    GSA 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Understanding Suicide Risks Among LGBT Veterans in VA Care
    Mansfield, CT, United States 2019
    Suicide Awareness Week
  • Understanding Suicide Risks Among LGBT Veterans.
    Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France 2019
    MedInfo
  • Interpretability and Statistical Inferences of the Prediction of Clinical Outcomes Using Deep Neural Networks
    Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France 2019
    MedInfo
  • Explaining AI Models for Clinical Research: Validation Through Model Comparison and Data Simulation
    Porto, Porto District, Portugal 2019
    11th International Conference on e-Health
  • How effective is standard mental health treatment for the prevention of PNES?: A preliminary study.
    Philadelphia, PA, United States 2019
    71st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology
  • Exploring Intimate Partner Violence in Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
    Chicago, IL, United States 2019
    30th Annual Meeting of the American Neuropsychiatric Association
  • Pain Intensity and Variation in Pain Management Strategies in Patients with Heart Failure
    Chicago, IL, United States 2018
    2018 Scientific Sessions of American Heart Association
  • Understanding Suicide Risks Among LGBT Veterans in VA Care.
    West Haven, CT, United States 2018
    PRIME Seminar Series
  • Impact of Opioid Prescriptions on Suicide Risk among Veterans with Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) Diagnoses
    Dallas, TX, United States 2018
    95th Annual American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Extract clinical measurement values using a regular expression pattern discovery algorithm vs support vector machine
    Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain 2018
    ICT, Society and Human Beings
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Pain Intensity Among Veterans of Recent Wars
    San Diego, CA, United States 2018
    American Thoracic Society 2018 International Conference
  • Is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Independently Associated with Moderate-Severe Musculoskeletal Pain?
    San Diego, CA, United States 2018
    American Thoracic Society 2018 International Conference
  • Report of Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizure Diagnosis among Veterans
    Los Angeles, CA, United States 2018
    70th Annual American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting
  • Variation in DMARD Therapy following Methotrexate Failure for Newly-Identified Rheumatoid Arthritis in a National Veterans Health Administration Cohort.
    San Diego, CA, United States 2017
    2017 American College of Rheumatology Meeting
  • Measure and Improve Healthcare Quality: Small vs Big Data Analytics
    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China 2017
    MedInfo 2017
  • Leveraging Twitter to better identify suicide risk
    Halifax, NS, Canada 2017
    SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
  • Pain among individuals with HCV and substance use disorders: Impact of direct-acting antiviral treatment
    Montreal, QC, Canada 2017
    College on Problems of Drug Dependence 79th Annual Meeting
  • Integrative Health Informatics: The VHA Experience
    San Francisco, CA, United States 2017
    AMIA Joint Summits on Translational Science
  • The Musculoskeletal Disorders Cohort: A Resource for Collaborative Pain-relevant Health Services Research
    West Haven, CT, United States 2016
    HSR&D Cyberseminars
  • Housing Instability among Patients with Painful Musculoskeletal Disorders in VA Care
    Denver, CO, United States 2016
    APHA Annual Meeting and Expo 2016
  • Depression and HIV Infection are Associated with Higher Risks of All-Cause Mortality in US Veterans: A Cohort Study
    New Orleans, LA, United States 2016
    ID Week
  • The Effect of Substance Use Disorders on the Association between Guideline-Concordant Long-Term Opioid Therapy and All-Cause Mortality
    Palm Springs, CA, United States 2016
    College on Problems of Drug Dependence Scientific Meeting 2016
  • Promises and Perils of Observational Cohort Studies: Lessons Learned
    Grand Junction, CO, United States 2016
    National VA Cyberseminar
  • Statistical Methods for the Analysis of NRS Pain Data
    Philadelphia, PA, United States 2015
    2015 HSR&D/QUERI National Conference
  • Differentiating Mild versus Clinically Meaningful Chronic Pain among Recent Service Veterans
    Philadelphia, PA, United States 2015
    2015 VA HSR&D/QUERI National Conference
  • Racial and Ethnic Differences in Total Knee Arthroplasty in the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System
    Philadelphia, PA, United States 2015
    2015 VA HSR&D/QUERI National Conference
  • Preliminary Results of a Technology-Assisted Intervention to Promote Walking Among Veterans with Chronic Pain
    Philadelphia, PA, United States 2015
    2015 HSR&D/QUERI National Conference
  • Statistical Methods for the Analysis of NRS Pain Data
    Palm Springs, CA, United States 2015
    American Pain Society Scientific Meeting 2015
  • Variation in pain NRS screening scores by patient and facility characteristics in a national system of care
    Palm Springs, CA, United States 2015
    American Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting
  • The Musculoskeletal Diagnosis Cohort: Examining Pain and Pain Care in the VA
    Palm Springs, CA, United States 2015
    American Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Differentiating Among Veterans Who Evidence Clinically Meaningful Improvement in Pain and Those Who Don't: A Longitudinal Analysis
    Palm Springs, CA, United States 2015
    American Pain Society Annual Meeting
  • Gender Differences in Correlates of Pain Intensity Among Veterans with Musculoskeletal Diagnoses
    Palm Springs, CA, United States 2015
    American Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Identifying and Categorizing Patient-Generated Pain Treatment Goals
    Palm Springs, CA, United States 2015
    American Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Migraine Management in the Veterans Health Administration Clinics
    Palm Springs, CA, United States 2015
    American Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Promises and Perils of Observational Cohort Studies: Lessons from Research on HIV, Women Veterans Health, and Pain
    Rochester, NY, United States 2015
    Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry
  • Collaboration between Statisticians and Researchers: Experiences, Pitfalls, and Advice
    Boston, MA, United States 2014
    National VA Statisticians Association Meeting
  • Receipt of Opioid Therapy Guideline-Concordant Care among HIV-Infected and Uninfected Veterans
    San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico 2014
    College on Problems of Drug Dependence
  • Is Unhealthy Alcohol Use Associated with CD4 Count among HIV+ Patients On and Off Combination Antiretroviral Therapy?
    Bellevue, WA, United States 2014
    Research Society on Alcoholism
  • Big Pain Data
    New Haven, CT, United States 2014
    Thomas R. Ten Have Symposium on Statistics in Mental Health
  • Guideline-Concordant Management of Opioid Therapy Among HIV-Infected Patients with and without Unhealthy Alcohol Use
    Washington, DC, United States 2014
    Consortium for HIV/AIDS and Alcohol Research Translation
  • Opioid Prescribing and the Stepped Care Model of Pain Management in the Veterans Health Administration
    Tampa, FL, United States 2014
    American Pain Society Annual Meeting
  • Pain and Suicide in the Veteran Population: The Interface of Science and Policy
    Philadelphia, PA, United States 2014
    Society of Behavioral Medicine Symposium
  • Association of Long-Term Opioid and/or Benzodiazepine Receipt and Medication Count with Mortality Among HIV-Infected and Uninfected Patients
    San Diego, CA, United States 2014
    37th Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine
  • High STI Rates Among Returning Veterans, Low Rates of HIV Testing
    Boston, MA, United States 2013
    American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
  • Does PTSD Influence the Relationship between Psychological Trauma and Headache in Veterans?
    Boston, MA, United States 2013
    International Headache Society Congress
  • Sexual Risk Behaviours among Minority Men Who Have Sex with Men with and without HIV
    Geneva, GE, Switzerland 2013
    2nd International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control
  • Alcohol Use and Sexual Risk Behaviors among Minority Men who have Sex with Men With and Without HIV
    Orlando, FL, United States 2013
    Research Society on Alcoholism Annual Meeting 2013
  • Gestational Diabetes and Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Among Women Veterans Deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq
    Boston, MA, United States 2013
    46th Annual Society for Epidemiologic Research Meeting
  • Satisfaction with Pain Treatment in OEF/OIF Veterans
    New Orleans, LA, United States 2013
    32nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society
  • Trends and Correlates of Opioid Analgesic Receipt Among Veterans with and without HIV:1999-2010
    Denver, CO, United States 2013
    36th Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine
  • Patterns of Alcohol Consumption and Advanced Hepatic Fibrosis/Cirrhosis in a Cohort of HIV-Infected and Uninfected US Veterans
    Cavtat, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Croatia 2013
    International Workshop on HIV Observational Databases
  • Gender Stratified Factors Associated with Major Depression Among Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) Veterans Seeking VA Health Care
    San Francisco, CA, United States 2012
    140th Meeting of the American Public Health Association
  • Proton Pump Inhibitor and Protease Inhibitor Use Are Associated With Fragility Fracture Risk in HIV-Infected Male Veterans
    Washington, DC, United States 2012
    19th International AIDS Conference
  • The Association of Pain Screening Results with Other Health Risk Factors: A Latent Class Analysis
    Honolulu, HI, United States 2012
    31st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society
  • Opioid Prescribing Among HIV-Infected and Uninfected Patients
    Honolulu, HI, United States 2012
    31st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society
  • Effect of Transformation of the Veterans Affairs Health Care System on the Quality of Hypertension Care
    Orlando, FL, United States 2012
    35th Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine
  • The VACS Risk Index is Highly Correlated with and Predictive of Mortality Events in the OPTIMA Study
    Miami Beach, FL, United States 2011
    2011 Joint Statistical Meeting
  • Patterns of VA and Non-VA Care for Gender-Specific Conditions Among Women Veterans Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan
    Seattle, WA, United States 2011
    Academy Health Annual Research Meeting 2011
  • HIV Infection, Fragility, Fractures and Age
    Washington, DC, United States 2011
    American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Suicidal Ideation Among HIV-Infected and Uninfected Veterans in Care
    Baltimore, MD, United States 2010
    VA Health Services Research and Development Conference
  • HIV Infection and Fragility Fracture Risk Among Women Veterans
    Barcelona, CT, Spain 2010
    14th International Workshop on HIV Observational Databases
  • Pain Among Veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom: Do Women and Men Differ?
    West Haven, CT, United States 2009
    National VA Cyberseminar
  • Non-Medical Use of Prescription Opioids Among Veterans with and without HIV: Pain, Psychiatric, Medical and Substance Use Correlates
    Reno, NV, United States 2009
    College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Meeting
  • Pilot Results of a Systematic Cultural Adaptation of Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment to Reduce Alcohol Abuse Among HIV-Infected Outpatients in Western Kenya
    San Diego, CA, United States 2009
    41st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism
  • Moderate Alcohol Consumption and Progression of Liver Disease in HIV-Infected Veterans
    Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal 2009
    International Workshop on HIV Observational Databases
  • Veterans' Access to Internet Varies by Race and Age: Potential Impact on VHA Electronic Health Communication Efforts
    Baltimore, MD, United States 2009
    2009 VA Health Services Research and Development National Meeting
  • Pain and Suicidal Ideation Among Veterans in Care
    Baltimore, MD, United States 2009
    2009 VA Health Services Research and Development National Meeting
  • A Stage 1 Cognitive Behavioral Trial to Reduce Alcohol Use among HIV-Infected Kenyans
    Washington, DC, United States 2008
    Research Society on Alcoholism Annual Scientific Meeting
  • The Impact of Alcohol on Changes in Depressive Symptoms Over 3 Years in Patients with and without HIV Infection
    Washington, DC, United States 2008
    Research Society on Alcoholism Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Building a Cohort of Female OEF/OIF Veterans: Research Strategies to Improve VHA Policies and Programs for Female Veterans
    Washington, DC, United States 2008
    2008 Academy Health Annual Research Meeting
  • Impact of Alcohol Abuse and Dependence on Liver Fibrosis in a Prospective Cohort of 6090 HIV+/HIV- US Veterans
    San Diego, CA, United States 2008
    Digestive Disease Week
  • Erectile Dysfunction Drug Use and Risky Sexual Behavior in HIV+ and HIV- Men
    Pittsburgh, PA, United States 2008
    31st Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine
  • The Impact of Alcohol on Changes in Depressive Symptoms Over 3 Years in Patient With and Without HIV Infection
    Pittsburgh, PA, United States 2008
    31st Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine
  • Comparing Methods for Clustering Comorbidity Data
    Baltimore, MD, United States 2008
    26th Annual VA Health Services Research and Development National Meeting
  • Depression Treatment in HIV-infected and Uninfected Veterans: Do Treatment Rates Vary by HIV Status?
    Toronto, ON, Canada 2007
    30th Annual Society of General Internal Medicine Meeting
  • Methods of Clustering Comorbidity Data Using a Large Database
    Monaco, Monaco 2007
    International Workshop on HIV Observational Databases
  • Evaluation of Intracranial Hemorrhage in 49,640 HIV-Infected Veterans and California Medicaid Recipients
    Los Angeles, CA, United States 2007
    14th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections
  • Alcohol Abuse or Dependence Most Prevalent Comorbidity among 48,384 HIV-Infected VA and California Medicaid Beneficiaries
    Los Angeles, CA, United States 2007
    14th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections
  • Validating an EMR Approach to Measuring Performance Against EPRP Standards
    Arlington, VA, United States 2007
    Validating an EMR Approach to Measuring Performance Against EPRP Standards
  • Estimating the upper bound for mortality associated with antiretroviral toxicity
    Toronto, ON, Canada 2006
    16th International AIDS Conference
  • Issues in estimating disease specific mortality among HIV infected patients
    Toronto, ON, Canada 2006
    International AIDS Conference
  • Using a probabilistic computer simulation of HIV progression to estimate the optimal threshold for initiating antiretroviral therapy
    Toronto, ON, Canada 2006
    International AIDS Conference
  • Using a probabilistic computer simulation of HIV progression to estimate the optimal threshold for initiating anti-retroviral therapy
    Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain 2006
    International Workshop on HIV Observational Databases
  • Estimating the upper bound for mortality associated with antiretroviral toxicity
    Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain 2006
    International Workshop on HIV Observational Databases
  • Veteran Women's Experiences with Discontinuing Hormone Replacement Therapy
    Arlington, VA, United States 2006
    Veteran Women's Experiences with Discontinuing Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Provider Awareness of Cigarette Smoking and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Among HIV Positive and HIV Negative Veterans
    San Diego, CA, United States 2006
    Provider Awareness of Cigarette Smoking and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Among HIV Positive and HIV Negative Veterans
  • To Censor or Not to Censor: Competing Risks and Cumulative Incidence
    Budapest, Hungary 2005
    International Workshop on HIV Observational Databases
  • Prescribing Patterns of Opioid Pain Medications and Benzodiazepines among HIV+ and HIV- Patients in the National VA System
    New Orleans, LA, United States 2005
    Prescribing Patterns of Opioid Pain Medications and Benzodiazepines among HIV+ and HIV- Patients in the National VA System
  • The Impact of a Medical Outreach Program on HIV-Infected Residents of Single Room Occupancy Hotels in the Bronx
    Toronto, ON, Canada 2002
    1st International Conference on Urban Inner City Health
  • Association between Mental Illness and HIV Risk among Incarcerated Women
    Geneva, GE, Switzerland 1998
    12th International AIDS Conference
  • Mental Disorders as a Risk Factor for AIDS in a Sample of Veterans
    San Francisco, CA, United States 1997
    Mental Disorders as a Risk Factor for AIDS in a Sample of Veterans
  • Relationship of Positive and Negative Symptoms to Cocaine Abuse in Schizophrenia
    Colorado Springs, CO, United States 1993
    Relationship of Positive and Negative Symptoms to Cocaine Abuse in Schizophrenia
  • Comparison of the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale with the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale
    Washington, DC, United States 1992
    Comparison of the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale with the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale
  • Insight and Psychosocial Treatment Compliance in Schizophrenia
    Washington, DC, United States 1992
    Insight and Psychosocial Treatment Compliance in Schizophrenia
  • Pyramidal Model of Schizophrenia: Factor Replication and Implications for Subtyping
    Washington, DC, United States 1992
    Pyramidal Model of Schizophrenia: Factor Replication and Implications for Subtyping
  • Symptoms and Work Performance in Patients with Schizophrenia
    New Orleans, LA, United States 1991
    Symptoms and Work Performance in Patients with Schizophrenia

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Best Student PosterAmerican Public Health Association, Mental Health Section2003
Urban Health Initiative AwardPew Charitable Trust1998
Superior Performance AwardDepartment of Veterans Affairs1990, 1991, 1992, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
VA Clinical Science Research and DevelopmentCo-Ad Hoc Reviewer2019 - Present
Medical Research Council (UK)Reviewer2019 - Present
VA Clinical Science Research and DevelopmentCommittee Member2019 - Present
Pain MedicineAssociate Editor2019 - Present
Data Safety and Monitoring Board for ACHIEVE Study, NHLBIBoard Member2019 - Present
AtEase Study, NCCIHChair2019 - Present
Yale School of Medicine-Dean's Advisory Council on LGBTQI+ AffairsQ-Med: Building LGBTQI+ Leaders in Healthcare Conference2018 - Present
Dean's Climate Survey Working Group, Yale School of MedicineCouncil Member2018 - Present
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)PACBACK Protocol Review Committee2018 - Present
VA Central OfficeResearch Mentor, Advanced Fellowship in Medical Informatics, Office of Academic Affairs2018 - Present
Pain Management Scientific Steering Committee, US Department of DefenseCommittee Member2018 - Present
American Journal of Public HealthReviewer2017 - 2019
Journal of Rehabilitation Research and DevelopmentReviewer2016 - 2019
Department of Emergency Medicine, Appointments and Promotions CommitteeCommittee Member2016 - Present
NIAID/NIMH, Division of AIDSMental Health Workgroup, International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS2016 - Present
VHA Offices of Mental Health Operations and Mental Health ServicesEvaluation and Monitoring Workgroup, Measurement Based Care (MBC) in Mental Health Initiative2016 - Present
VA Central OfficeResearch Mentor, Advanced Fellowship in Health Services Research, Office of Academic Affairs2015 - Present
VA Health Services Research and DevelopmentReviewer2014 - 2019
Journal of Behavioral MedicineReviewer2014
NIH Interagency Pain Research Coordinating CommitteeNational Pain Strategy: Population Research Work Group2013 - 2018
NIH National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial ResearchOrofacial Pain Prospective Evaluation and Risk Assessment Study2013 - 2017
International Journal of Statistics in MedicineReviewer2013
Journal of PainAssociate Editor2013 - Present
Pain MedicineReviewer2012 - 2019
VA Health Services Research and DevelopmentCo-Ad Hoc Reviewer2012 - 2014
Suicide and Life Threatening BehaviorReviewer2012
Clinical Journal of PainReviewer2012
VA Health Services Research and Development-VISN1 CDAReviewer2012 - Present
VA Health Services Research and Development Centers of Innovation (COIN)Reviewer2012 - Present
VA Office of Diversity and InclusionResearch Mentor, VA Postdoctoral Fellowship in LGBT Veterans Health2012 - Present
VA Connecticut Healthcare System- Locally Initiated Projects of SignificanceReviewer2011 - 2019
Women's Health IssuesReviewer2011 - 2019
National TeleconferenceChair, Pain Administrative Data Working Group2011 - 2013
Public HealthReviewer2011
VA QUERI Rapid Response ProposalsReviewer2011 - Present
VA National TeleconferenceCommittee Member2011 - Present
Journal of AIDS and BehaviorReviewer2010 - 2017
Drug and Alcohol DependenceReviewer2010 - 2011
American Public Health Association-Mental Health SectionPlanning Committee2009 - 2012
American Public Health Association-Mental Health SectionCouncil Member2008 - 2012
HIV Clinical TrialsReviewer2008
Yale School of Public Health-Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA)Consultant and Reviewer for the Interdisciplinary Research Methods Core, CIRA2008 - Present
Journal of General Internal MedicineReviewer2007 - 2016
Medical CareReviewer2006 - 2019
Clinical Infectious DiseaseReviewer2005 - 2015
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and UnderservedReviewer2005

Departments & Organizations