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Diane M. Novy, Ph.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor, Department of Pain Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1990 University of Houston, Houston, TX, PHD, Psychology
1984 Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX, MA, Psychology
1967 University of Texas, Austin, TX, BS, Education

Postgraduate Training

1989-1990 Clinical Psychology Internship, Psychology, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Houston, TX

Board Certifications

1992 Texas Board of Examiners of Psychologists
1992 National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
1967 Texas Teacher Certificate

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, 2003-2007
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2002-2003
Associate Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, 1998-2003
Instructor, Department of Psychology, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Houston, TX, 1995-2002
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, 1991-1998
Instructor, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX, 1990-present
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, 1990-1998

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Council Member (Appointed by Governor Rick Perry), Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Houston, TX, 2005-2011
Attending Psychologist, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2002-present
Board Member (Appointed by Governor Ann Richards) (Elected Secretary, Texas Rehabilitation Commission, Houston, TX, 1992-2004
Attending Psychologist, The University Center for Pain Medicine and Rehabilitation at Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX, 1990-2006

Other Appointments/Responsibilities

Faculty Evaluator, Faculty Review Committee for First Year Medical Students Research Proposals, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, 1997-2007

Honors and Awards

2008 Distinguished Alumnus Award, The University of Houston College of Education
2001-2002 Fellowship Director, Academic Leadership Development Program, The University of Texas Health Science Center
1999-2000 Fellow in Academic Leadership Development Program, The University of Texas Health Science Center
1999 Nominee for The President's Award for Mentoring Women, The University of Texas Health Science Center
1995 Dean's Award for Excellence, The University of Texas Health Science Center
1993 Dean's Award for Excellence In Teaching, The University of Texas Health Science Center
1989 Graduate Student Research Award, Southwestern Psychological Association
1982 Psi Chi, Honor Society in Psychology

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Caleo J, Stanley MA, Greisinger A, Wehmanen O, Johnson M, Novy D, Wilson, N, Kunik M. Generalized anxiety disorder in older medical patients: diagnostic recognition, mental health management and service utilization. J Clin Psychol Med Settings 16(2):178-85, 6/2009. PMID: 19152056.
2. Stanley MA, Wilson NL, Novy DM, Rhoades HM, Wagener PD, Greisinger AJ, Cully JA, Kunik ME. Cognitive behavior therapy for generalized anxiety disorder among older adults in primary care: a rendomized clinical trial. JAMA 8:1460-7, 4/2009.
3. Novy DM, Ritter LM, McNeill J. A primer of ethical issues involving opioid therapy for chronic nonmalignant pain in a multidisciplinary setting. Pain Med 10(2):356-63, 3/2009. e-Pub 9/2008. PMID: 18823387.
4. Weiss B, Calleo J, Rhoades H, Novy D, Kunik M, Lenze E, Stanley MA. The utility of the generalized anxiety disorder severity scale with older adults in primary care. Depression and Anxiety 26(1):E10-5, 2009.
5. Webb SA, Diefenbach G, Wagener P, Novy DM, Kunik M, Rhoades HM, Stanley MA. Comparison of self-report measures for identifying late-life generalized anxiety in primary care. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 21(4):223-31, 12/2008. PMID: 19017779.
6. Gloster AT, Rhoads HM, Novy DM, Klotsche J, Senior A, Kunik M, Wilson N, Stanley MA. Psychometric properties of the Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale-21 in older primary care patients. Journal of Affective Disorders 110(3):248-59, 10/2008.
7. Driver LC, Novy DM, Bruel BM. Pain primer for primary physicians: Essential concepts. Texas Medicine:1-16, 7/2008.
8. Senior AC, Kunik ME, Rhodes HM, Novy DM, Wilson NL, Stanley MA. Utility of telephone assessments in an older adult population. Psychology and Aging 22(2):392-397, 2007.
9. Hirai M, Stanley MA, Novy DM. Generalized anxiety disorder in Hispanics: Symptom characteristics and prediction of severity. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment 28:49-56, 2006.
10. Wetherell JL, Hopko Dr, Diefenbach GJ, Averill PM, Beck JG, Graske MG, Gatz M, Novy DM, Stanley MA. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for late-life generalized anxiety disorder: Who gets better? Behavior Therapy 36:147-156, 2005.
11. Darilek S, Wicklund C, Novy DM, Scott A, Gambello M, Johnston D, Hecht J. Hereditary multiple exostosis (HME) and pain. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 25:369-376, 2005.
12. Novy DM, Berry M, Palmer JL, Mensing C, Wiley J, Bruera E. Somatic symptoms in patients with chronic non-cancer-related and cancer-related pain. Journal of Pain & Symptom Management 29:603-612, 2005.
13. Simmonds JM, Novy DM, Sandoval R. The differential influence of pain and fatigue on physical performance and health status in ambulatory patients with human immunodeficiency virus. Clinical Journal of Pain 21:200-206, 2005.
14. Snow AL, O'Malley K, Kunik M, Cody M, Beck C, Ashton CM, Bruera E, Novy DM. A conceptual model of pain assessment for non-communicative persons with dementia. Gerontologist 44 (6):807-817, 2004.
15. Hopko Dr, Stanley DL, Wetherell JL, Beck JG, Novy DM, Averill PM. Assessing worry in older adults: Confirmatory factor analysis of the Penn State Worry questionnaire and psychometric properties of an abbreviated model. Psychological Assessment 15:173-183, 2003.
16. Stanley MA, Beck JG, Novy DM, Averill PM, Swann AC, Diefenbach GJ, Hopko DR. Cognitive behavioral treatment of late-life generalized anxiety disorders. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 71:309-319, 2003.
17. Beck JG, Novy DM, Diefenbach GJ, Stanley MA, Averill PA, Swann AC. Differentiating anxiety and depression in older adults with generalized anxiety disorder. Psychological Assessment 15:184-192, 2003.
18. Diefenbach GJ, Hopko Dr, Feigon S, Stanley MA, Novy DM, Beck JG, Averill PM. Minor GAD: Characteristics of subsyndromal GAD in older adults. Behaviour Research and Therapy 41:481-487, 2003.
19. Stanley MA, Diefenbach GJ, Hopko DR, Novy DM, Kunik ME, Wilson N, Wagener P. The nature of generalized anxiety in older primary care patients: Preliminary findings. Journal psychopathology Behavioral Assessment 25:273, 2003.
20. Daza P, Novy DM, Stanley MA, Averill PM. DASS-21: Spanish translation and validation of the Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale with a Hispanic sample. Journal of Psychopathology & Behavioral Assessment 24:195-205, 2002.
21. Lee CE, Simmonds MJ, Novy DM, Jones SC. Functional self-efficacy, perceived gait ability and perceived exertion in walking performance of individuals with low back pain. Physiotherapy Theory & Practice 18:193-203, 2002.
22. Stanley MA, Novy DM, Hopko DR, Beck JG, Averill PM, Swann AC. Measures of self-efficacy and optimism in older adults with generalized anxiety. Assessment 9:70-81, 2002.
23. Novy DM, Simmonds MJ, Lee E. Physical performance tasks: What are the underlying constructs? Arch. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 83:44-47, 2002.
24. Rintala DH, Novy DM, Garza HM, Young ME, High WM, Chiou-Tan FY. Psychometric Properties of a Spanish Language Version of the Community Integration Questionnaire (CIQ). Rehabilitation Psychology 47 (2):144-164, 2002.
25. Lee CE, Simmonds MJ, Novy DM, Jones SC. A comparison of self-report and clinician-measured physical function among patients with low back pain. Arch. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 82:227-231, 2001.
26. Stanley MA, Roberts RE, Bourland SL, Novy DM. Anxiety disorders among older primary care patients. Journal of Clinical Geropsychology 7:105-116, 2001.
27. Stanley MA, Novy DM, Bourland SL, Beck JG, Averill PM. Assessing older adults with generalized anxiety: a replication and extension. Behavioral Research & Therapy 39:221-235, 2001.
28. Ferrell BR, Novy DM, Sullivan M, Banja J, Dubois M, Gitlin M, Hamaty D, Lebovits A, Lipman AG, Lippe PM, Livovich J. Ethical dilemmas in pain management. Journal of Pain 2:171-180, 2001.
29. Diefenbach GJ, Stanley MA, Beck JG, Novy DM, Averill PM, Swann AC. Examination of the Hamilton Scales in assessment of anxious older adults: A replication and extension. Journal of Psychopathology Behavioral Assessment 23:117-124, 2001.
30. Novy DM, Price M, Huynh P, Schuetz A. Percutaneous core biopsy of the breast: Correlates of anxiety. Academic Radiology 8:467-472, 2001.
31. Novy DM, Stanley MA, Averill PM, Daza P. Psychometric comparability of English and Spanish language measures of anxiety and related affective symptoms. Psychological Assessment 13:347-355, 2001.
32. Akkerman RL, Stanley MA, Averill PM, Novy DM, Snyder AG, Diefenback GJ. Recruiting older adults with generalized anxiety disorder. Journal of Mental Health & Aging 7:385, 2001.
33. Hopko Dr, Bourland SL, Stanley MA, Beck JG, Novy DM. Generalized anxiety disorder in older adults: Examining the relation between clinician severity ratings and patient self-report measures. Depression & Anxiety 12:217-225, 2000.
34. Bouland SL, Stanley MA, Snyder AG, Novy DM, Beck JG, Averill PM. Quality of life in older adults with generalized anxiety disorder. Aging & Mental Health 4:315-323, 2000.
35. Stanley MA, Breckenridge JK, Snyder AG, Novy DM. Clinician-rated measures of hair pulling: A preliminary psychometric evaluation. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment 21:157-170, 1999.
36. Snyder AG, Stanley MA, Novy DM, Averill PM, Beck JG. Measures of depression in older adults with generalized anxiety disorder: A psychometric evaluation. Depression & Anxiety 11:114-120, 1999.
37. Novy DM, Simmonds MJ, Olson SL, Lee CE, Jones SC. Physical performance: Differences in men and women with and without low back pain. Arch. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 80:195-198, 1999.
38. Lee CE, Simmonds MJ, Novy DM, Walker AL. Relationship between self-report and performance-based physical function measures among patients with low back pain - a comparison of two patient populations. Physical Therapy 79:S29, 1999.
39. Novy DM, Nelson DV, Hetzel RD, Squitieri P, Kennington M. Coping with chronic pain: Intrinsic and contextual sources of variability. Journal of Behavioral Medicine 21:19-34, 1998.
40. Simmonds MJ, Olson SL, Jones SC, Hussein T, Lee CE, Radwan H, Novy DM. Physical performance tests: Are they psychometrically sound and clinically useful for patients with low back pain? Spine 23:2412-2421, 1998.
41. Novy DM, Nelson DV, Gaa A, Blumentritt T, Hetzel RD. The relationship of cognitive processes and ego development with adjustment to chronic pain. Psychology, Health & Medicine 3:285-298, 1998.
42. Novy DM, Collins HS, Nelson DV, Thomas AG, Wiggins M, Martinez A, Irving GA. Waddell signs: Distributional properties and correlates. Arch. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 79:820-822, 1998.
43. Martinez A, Simmonds MJ, Novy DM. Physiotherapy for patients with chronic pain: An operant-behavioral approach. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 13:97-108, 1997.
44. Nelson DV, Novy DM. Self-report differentiation of anxiety and depression in chronic pain. Journal of Personality Assessment 69:392-407, 1997.
45. Novy DM, Blumentritt T, Nelson DV, Gaa A. The Washington University Sentence Completion Test: Are the two halves alternate forms? Are the female and male forms comparable? Journal of Personality Assessment 68:616-627, 1997.
46. Novy DM, Nelson DV. Toward a broader view of the evolution of pain concepts. Pain Forum 6:65-67, 1997.
47. Averill PM, Novy DM, Nelson DV, Berry LA. Correlates of depression in chronic pain patients. Pain 65:93-100, 1996.
48. Nelson DV, Novy DM, Averill PM, Berry LA. Ethnic comparability of the MMPI in pain patients. Journal of Clinical Psychology 52:485-497, 1996.
49. Nelson DV, Novy DM, Kennington M. Ethnic comparability of the MMPI P-A-I-N Classification System. Journal of Gender, Culture, and Health 1:173-187, 1996.
50. Cuellar I, Novy DM. Ethnic diversity and psychology in transition. Texas Psychologist:10-12, 1996.
51. Novy DM, Nelson DV, Averill PM, Berry LA. Gender differences in the expression of depressive symptoms among chronic pain patients. Clinical Journal of Pain 12:23-29, 1996.
52. Nelson DV, Kennington M, Novy DM, Squitieri P. Picking up where we left off: Psychological considerations in implantable technology. Pain Forum 5:121-126, 1996.
53. Nelson DV, Kennington M, Novy DM, Squitieri P. Points of convergence: Psychological considerations in implantable technology. Pain Forum 5:127, 1996.
54. Nelson DV, Novy DM. Psychological characteristics of reflex sympathetic dystrophy versus myofascial pain syndromes. Regional Anesthesia 21:202-208, 1996.
55. Nelson DV, Kennington M, Novy DM, Squitieri P. Psychological selection criteria for implantable spinal cord stimulators. Pain Forum 5:93-103, 1996.
56. Novy DM, Kopel KF, Swank PR. Psychometrics of oral examinations for psychology licensure: The Texas examination as an example. Professional Psychology 27:415-417, 1996.
57. Blumentritt T, Novy DM, Gaa JP, Liberman D. The effects of maximizing performance instruction on the Sentence Completion Test of ego development. Journal of Personality Assessment 67:78-89, 1996.

Last updated: 7/17/2014