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Gayle Page , PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor Emerita
Gayle Page

Specialties and Expertise

  • Pain/Symptom Management


Gayle Page is known for her scientific inquiries into the biobehavioral impact of early pain experiences on susceptibility to the development of persistent pain or depression at maturity. Dr. Page also collaborates with colleagues across disciplines to promote further understanding of the biological and behavioral aspects of acute and chronic stress throughout the life span. Dr. Page willingly shares her knowledge of basic and applied research broadly with fellow faculty, new researchers, and nursing students at all levels of education.

Additional Resources

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  • Publications/Research

    Page, G.G., Opp, M. R., & Kozachik, S.L. 2016. “Sex Differences in Sleep, Anhedonia, and HPA Axis Activity in a Rat Model of Chronic Social Defeat.” Neurobiology of Stress, 3:105-113.

    Kozachik, S.L. & Page, G.G. 2016. “A Hyper-Responsive HPA Axis May Confer Resilience Against Persistent Paclitaxel-Induced Mechanical Hypersensitivity.” Biological Research for Nursing, 17:207-213.

    Campbell, C.M., Carroll, C.P., Kiley, K., Haywood, C. Jr., Lanzkron, S., Swedberg, L., Edwards, R.R., Page, G.G., & Haythornthwaite, J.A. 2016. “Quantitative Sensory Testing and Pain-Evoked Cytokine Reactivity: Comparison of Patients with Sickle Cell Disease to Healthy Matched Controls.”  Pain, 157:949-956.

    Kozachik, S.L., Opp, M.R., & Page, G.G. 2015. “Recovery Sleep Does Not Mitigate the Effects of Prior Sleep Loss on Paclitaxel-Induced Mechanical Hypersensitivity in Sprague Dawley Rats.” Biological Research for Nursing, 17:207-213.

    Page, G.G., Opp, M.R., & Kozachik, S.L. 2014. “Reduced Sleep, Stress Responsivity, and Female Sex Contribute to Persistent Inflammation-Induced Mechanical Hypersensitivity in Rats.” Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 40: 244-251.