Joseph W. Ditre

Professor, Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences

Faculty Affiliate, Aging Studies Institute
Faculty Affiliate, Center for Aging and Policy Studies

Curriculum Vitae


Joseph W. Ditre is a Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Syracuse University. His research interests fall under the broad domains of health psychology and behavioral medicine, with a focus on the intersection of addictive behaviors (substance use disorders) and comorbid medical disorders (e.g., chronic pain, cancer, HIV/AIDS). Additional topics of interest include the study of age differences and age-related changes in pain processes and experiences, and the development of integrated treatments for behavioral health problems in primary care medical settings.  Dr. Ditre is Director of the Pain and Addiction Research Lab at Syracuse University, which conducts NIH grant-funded, community-based clinical research and intervention studies out of the Central New York Medical Center in Syracuse, NY.


Ph.D., University of South Florida, Clinical Psychology