Christopher Cutter, PhD

Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center; Assistant Clinical Professor, Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine, Child Study Center; Clinic Director, Pain Treatment Services, APT Foundation; Director, Center for American Indian Research and Treatment, Child Study Center

Research Departments & Organizations

Child Study Center

Psychotherapy Development Center

Research Interests

Adolescent; Adult; American Native Continental Ancestry Group; Chemicals and Drugs; Child; Health Care; Humanities; Pain; Psychiatry and Psychology; Psychotherapy

Selected Publications

  • The Starting Treatment for Ethanol in Primary care Trials (STEP Trials): Protocol for Three Parallel Multi-Site Stepped Care Effectiveness Studies for Unhealthy Alcohol Use in HIV-Positive Patients.

    Edelman EJ, Maisto SA, Hansen NB, Cutter CJ, Dziura J, Fiellin LE, O'Connor PG, Bedimo R, Gibert C, Marconi VC, Rimland D, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Simberkoff MS, Justice AC, Bryant KJ, Fiellin DA. The Starting Treatment for Ethanol in Primary care Trials (STEP Trials): Protocol for Three Parallel Multi-Site Stepped Care Effectiveness Studies for Unhealthy Alcohol Use in HIV-Positive Patients. Contemporary Clinical Trials 2017, 52:80-90. 2017

  • Psychiatric Disorders Among Patients Seeking Treatment for Co-Occurring Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Disorder.

    Barry DT, Cutter CJ, Beitel M, Kerns RD, Liong C, Schottenfeld RS. Psychiatric Disorders Among Patients Seeking Treatment for Co-Occurring Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Disorder. The Journal Of Clinical Psychiatry 2016, 77:1413-1419. 2016

  • 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. 2016

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Improves Treatment Outcomes for Prescription Opioid Users in Primary Care Buprenorphine Treatment.

    Moore BA, Fiellin DA, Cutter CJ, Buono FD, Barry DT, Fiellin LE, O'Connor PG, Schottenfeld RS. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Improves Treatment Outcomes for Prescription Opioid Users in Primary Care Buprenorphine Treatment. Journal Of Substance Abuse Treatment 2016, 71:54-57. 2016

  • 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 2016

  • 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. 2015

  • A pilot trial of a videogame-based exercise program for methadone maintained patients.

    Cutter CJ, Schottenfeld RS, Moore BA, Ball SA, Beitel M, Savant JD, Stults-Kolehmainen MA, Doucette C, Barry DT. A pilot trial of a videogame-based exercise program for methadone maintained patients. Journal Of Substance Abuse Treatment 2014, 47:299-305. 2014

  • 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. 2014

  • 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. 2014

  • Psychopathology and pain correlates of dispositional optimism in methadone-maintained patients.

    Beitel M, Savant JD, Cutter CJ, Peters S, Belisle N, Barry DT. Psychopathology and pain correlates of dispositional optimism in methadone-maintained patients. The American Journal On Addictions / American Academy Of Psychiatrists In Alcoholism And Addictions 2012, 21 Suppl 1:S56-62. 2012

  • Counseling and directly observed medication for primary care buprenorphine maintenance: a pilot study.

    Moore BA, Barry DT, Sullivan LE, O'connor PG, Cutter CJ, Schottenfeld RS, Fiellin DA. Counseling and directly observed medication for primary care buprenorphine maintenance: a pilot study. Journal Of Addiction Medicine 2012, 6:205-11. 2012

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

    Barry DT, Beitel M, Breuer T, Cutter CJ, Savant J, Schottenfeld RS, Rounsaville BJ. Conventional and unconventional treatments for stress among methadone-maintained patients: treatment willingness and perceived efficacy. The American Journal On Addictions / American Academy Of Psychiatrists In Alcoholism And Addictions 2011, 20:137-42. 2011

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

    Barry DT, Beitel M, Breuer T, Cutter CJ, Savant J, Peters S, Schottenfeld RS, Rounsaville BJ. Group-based strategies for stress reduction in methadone maintenance treatment: what do patients want? Journal Of Addiction Medicine 2011, 5:181-7. 2011

  • Conventional and nonconventional pain treatment utilization among opioid dependent individuals with pain seeking methadone maintenance treatment: a needs assessment study.

    Barry DT, Beitel M, Cutter CJ, Joshi D, Falcioni J, Schottenfeld RS. Conventional and nonconventional pain treatment utilization among opioid dependent individuals with pain seeking methadone maintenance treatment: a needs assessment study. Journal Of Addiction Medicine 2010, 4:81-7. 2010

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

    Barry DT, Beitel M, Cutter CJ, Garnet B, Joshi D, Schottenfeld RS, Rounsaville BJ. Allopathic, complementary, and alternative medical treatment utilization for pain among methadone-maintained patients. The American Journal On Addictions / American Academy Of Psychiatrists In Alcoholism And Addictions 2009, 18:379-85. 2009

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