Steven D Pratscher

Steven D Pratscher,

Research Assistant Professor

Department: DN-COMMUNITY DENTISTRY
Business Phone: (352) 273-9510
Business Email: spratscher@dental.ufl.edu

About Steven D Pratscher

I’m currently a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Florida funded by a K01 grant from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. I completed a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship in an NIH-funded Integrative and Multidisciplinary Pain and Aging Research Training program with the Pain Research and Intervention Center of Excellence. I received a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois in 2015 and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Missouri in 2020 with emphases in social-personality and mindfulness research. My research focuses on developing and testing complementary and integrative interventions as possible treatments for chronic pain that also have the potential to improve whole person health and well-being. Specifically, I’m interested in investigating the efficacy and biopsychosocial mechanisms of action of breathing self-management practices, breathwork interventions, and psychedelic-assisted therapy.

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-0043-9334

Publications

2024
The Impact of Awe on Existential Isolation: Evidence for Contrasting Pathways
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 50(5):715-732 [DOI] 10.1177/01461672221144597.
2023
Conscious connected breathing with breath retention intervention in adults with chronic low back pain: protocol for a randomized controlled pilot study
Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 9(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s40814-023-01247-9. [PMID] 36694217.
2023
Evaluating depression anxiety and stress assessment before and during the COVID-19 pandemic using generalisability theory.
International journal of psychology : Journal international de psychologie. 58(4):380-387 [DOI] 10.1002/ijop.12907. [PMID] 37041074.
2022
Great Expectations: recommendations for improving the methodological rigor of psychedelic clinical trials.
Psychopharmacology. 239(6):1989-2010 [DOI] 10.1007/s00213-022-06123-7. [PMID] 35359159.
2022
Interpersonal Mindfulness Scale-Short Form Development Using Rasch Analyses
Mindfulness. 13(8):2007-2021 [DOI] 10.1007/s12671-022-01937-0.
2021
Optimizing Chronic Pain Treatment with Enhanced Neuroplastic Responsiveness: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.
Nutrients. 13(5) [DOI] 10.3390/nu13051556. [PMID] 34063083.
2020
Online couples mindfulness-based intervention for young breast cancer survivors and their partners: A randomized-control trial.
Journal of psychosocial oncology. 38(5):592-611 [DOI] 10.1080/07347332.2020.1778150. [PMID] 32552446.

Grants

Jun 2023 ACTIVE
Developing and testing a multicomponent breathwork intervention for people with chronic pain
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL CTR FOR COMPLEM AND INTEGRATIVE HLT
Dec 2020 – Dec 2022
Conscious Connected Breathing for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Pilot RCT
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MIND & LIFE INSTITUTE

Education

M.A. and Ph.D.
2015-2020 · University of Missouri, Columbia
B.S. Psychology
2011-2015 · University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-9510
Emails:
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100242
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
P.O. Box 103628
GAINESVILLE FL 32611