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Lab Members: Past Graduate Students

Sabina Sarin, B.A., Ph.D. Candidate
sabina.sarin@mail.mcgill.ca

Current position:

Coming soon!
Research Interests:
Defining and distinguishing sexual desire and arousal using psychophysiological methods; understanding the relationship between mental and physical arousal in the sexual experiences of men and women with sexual difficulties and those working in the sex industry.
Selected Publications:
Paterson, L. Q., Sarin, S. & Binik, Y. M. (in press). Disorders of Female Orgasm. In Fouad Kandeel (Ed). Female Reproductive and Sexual Medicine Orgasm. Humana Press.

Wiederman, M. & Sarin, S. (in press). Body Image and Sexuality. In Y.M. Binik & K. Hall (Eds.), Principles and Practices of Sex Therapy, 5th Edition. Guilford Press.

Sarin, S., Amsel, R., & Binik, Y. M. (2014). How Hot is He? A psychophysiological and psychosocial examination of the arousal patterns of sexually functional and dysfunctional men. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 11(17), 1725-1740.

Sarin, S., Amsel, R. M., & Binik, Y. M. (2013). Disentangling desire and arousal: A classificatory conundrum. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 42, 1079-1100.

Kukkonen, T. M., & Sarin, S. (2011). Disorders of Female Sexual Arousal. In J. M. Mulhall, I. Goldsetin, L. Incrocci, & R. Rosen (Eds.), Cancer and Sexual Health, (pp. 125-146). New York, NY: Springer Press.

Sarin, S., & Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (2010). The dangers of dwelling: An examination of the relationship between rumination and consumptive coping in survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Cognition and Emotion, 24, 71-85.


Laurel Paterson, B.A., Ph.D.
laurel.paterson@mail.mcgill.ca

Current position:

Laurel Paterson is a post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Lori Brotto's UBC Sexual Health Laboratory, in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of British Columbia.
Research Interests:
Determinants of sexual pleasure and desire in men and women with sexual dysfunction.
Selected Publications:
Paterson, L. Q. P., Jin, E. S., Amsel, R., & Binik, Y. M. (2014). Gender similarities and differences in sexual arousal, desire and orgasmic pleasure in the laboratory. Journal of Sex Research, 51(7), 801-813.

Paterson, L. Q. P., Amsel, R., & Binik, Y. M. (2013). Pleasure and Pain: The effect of (almost) having an orgasm on genital and non-genital sensitivity. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 10, 1531-1544.

Paterson, L. Q. P., Davis, S. N. P., & Binik, Y. M. (2012). Female genital mutilation/cutting and orgasm before and after surgical repair. Sexologies, 21, 3-8.

Paterson, L, Khalifé, S. & Binik, Y.M. (2009). Persistent genital and pelvic pain after childbirth. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 6(1), 215-21.


Marie-Andrée Lahaie, B.A., Ph.D.
dede@ego.psych.mcgill.ca

Current position:

Coming soon!
Research Interests:
The role played by pain and fear in the development and maintenance of sexual pain disorders; the characteristics that distinguish vaginismus from dyspareunia.
Selected Publications:
Lahaie, M.A., Boyer, S.C, Binik, YM, Amsel, R & Khaflifé, S. (2010) Vaginismus : a literature review. Women's Health, 6, 705-719.

Lahaie, M. A. & Binik, Y. M. (2007). Dyspareunia and vaginismus. In R.F. Schmidt & W.D. Willis, (Eds.), Encyclopedic Reference of Pain (pp .673-675). Heidelberg, Germany, Springer-Verlag.

Kao, A., Lahaie, M.-A., & Binik, Y. M. (2006). Sexual pain disorders. In: J.E. Fisher & W. O'Donohue.(eds.). Practitioner's Guide to Evidence Based Psychotherapy Psychotherapy (pp. 634-642). Kluvier Academic Publications.

Pukall, C. F., Lahaie, M.A., & Binik Y. M. (2005). Sexual pain disorders: Etiologic factors. In Goldstein, Meston, Davis, & Traish (Eds.), Women's Sexual Function and Dysfunction: Study, Diagnosis and Treatment (pp. 236-242). London: Taylor and Francis.


Alina Kao, B.A., Ph.D.
akao@ego.psych.mcgill.ca

Current position:

Coming soon!
Research Interests:
Dyspareunia and sexual dysfunction occurring in postmenopausal women.
Selected Publications:
Farmer, M.A., Kao, A., & Binik, Y.M. (2009). Management of vaginismus and dyspareunia. In: Balon R & Segraves RT (Eds.). Clinical Manual of Sexual Disorders (pp. 305-334) American Psychiatric Publishing Inc.

Kao, A., Binik, Y.M., Kapuscinski, A., & Khalifé, S. (2008). Dyspareunia in postmenopausal women: A critical review. Pain Research & Management, 13, 243-254.

Kao, A., Lahaie, M.-A., & Binik, Y. M. (2006). Sexual pain disorders. In: J.E. Fisher & W. O'Donohue.(eds.). Practitioner's Guide to Evidence Based Psychotherapy Psychotherapy (pp. 634-642). Kluvier Academic Publications.

Pukall, C. F., Payne, K. A., Kao, A., Khalifé, S., & Binik, Y.M. (2005). Dyspareunia. In R. Balon, R.T. Segraves (Eds.), Handbook of Sexual Dysfunction (pp. 250-267). New York: Marcel Dekker Inc.

Kluvier Academic Publications. Pukall CF, Kao A, Binik YM (2004). Classifying vulvar vestibulitis syndrome as a pain disorder. NVA News, Été, 2004.


Seth Davis B.A., Ph.D.
seth.davis@mail.mcgill.ca

Current position:

Seth Davis is currently in medical school at the University of Toronto, and Post Doctoral Fellow at Université de Montréal.
Research Interests:
Male sexual function and dysfunction; male sexual pain.
Selected Publications:
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Melissa Farmer, B.A., Ph.D.
melissa.farmer@northwestern.edu

Current position:

Melissa Farmer is currently a post-doctoral fellow in the Apkarian Pain and Emotions Lab at Northwestern University.
Research Interests:
Animal models of genital pain; attention in female sexual psychophysiology; philosophy of sexual science.
Selected Publications:
Farmer, M. A., Taylor, A. M., Bailey, A. L., Tuttle, A. H., MacIntyre, L. C., Milagrosa, Z. E., Crissman, H. P., Bennett, G. J., Ribeiro-da-Silva, A., Binik, Y. M., & Mogil, J. S. (2011). Repeated Vulvovaginal Fungal Infections Cause Persistent Pain in a Mouse Model of Vulvodynia. Science Translational Medicine, 3, 101ra91.

Farmer, M.A., Kao, A., & Binik, Y.M. (2009). Management of vaginismus and dyspareunia. In: Balon R & Segraves RT (Eds.). Clinical Manual of Sexual Disorders (pp. 305-334) American Psychiatric Publishing Inc.

Farmer, M. A., Binik, Y. M., & Mogil, J. S. (2009). Animal models of dyspareunia. In A.T. Goldstein, I. Goldstein, and C. F. Pukall (Eds.), Female Sexual Pain Disorders (pp. 199-207). Wiley Publishers.

Farmer, M. A. & Binik, Y. M. (2005). Psychology is from Mars, sexology is from Venus: Can they meet on Earth? Canadian Psychology, 46, 46-51.(PDF 7-164K)

Farmer, M.A., & Meston, C.M. (2007). Predictors of genital pain in young women. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 36, 831-843.(PDF 24-164K)


Tuuli Kukkonen, B.A., Ph.D.
kukkonen@uoguelph.ca

Current position:

Tuuli Kukkonen is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph.
Research Interests:
The measurement and value of sexual arousal in men and women.
Selected Publications:
Kukkonen TM, Binik YM, Amsel R, Carrier S. (2007). Thermography as a physiological measure of sexual arousal in both men and women. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 4, 93-105. (PDF JSM-420K)

Kukkonen TM, Paterson L, Binik YM, Amsel R, Bouvier F, Khalifé S. (2006). Convergent and discriminant validity of clitoral color Doppler ultrasonography as a measure of female sexual arousal. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 32, 281-287. (PDF 21-54K)


Mélanie Morin, Ph.D., Pht.
melanie.m.morin@usherbrooke.ca

Current position:

Mélanie Morin is an assistant professor in the School of Rehabilitation at the University of Sherbrooke and the director of the Laboratory for Research in Urogynecology at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke.
Research Interests:
The role of the pelvic floor muscles in the pathophysiology of urogynecologic pain, incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
Selected Publications:
Morin M, Gravel D, Bourbonnais D, Dumoulin C, Ouellet S. Reliability of dynamometric passive properties of the pelvic floor muscles in postmenopausal women with stress urinary incontinence. Neurourol Urodyn 2008; 27(8):819-25.

Morin M, Bourbonnais D, Gravel D, Dumoulin C, Lemieux MC. Pelvic floor muscle function in continent and stress urinary incontinent women using dynamometric measurements. Neurourol Urodyn 2004; 23(7):668-74.


Kim Payne, B.A., Ph.D.
kimpayne@ego.psych.mcgill.ca

Current position:

Private practice with Reesor Pigeon
240 Argyle Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
K2P 1B9
Tel. (613) 230-0250
Fax. 613-230-7489
www.reesorpigeon.com
Research Interests:
The influence of sexual arousal on sensation; dyspareunia; alternative methods for the physiological measurement of sexual arousal.
Selected Publications:
Payne KA, Thaler L, Kukkonen TM, Carrier S, & Binik YM. (2007). Sensation and sexual arousal in circumcised and uncircumcised men. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 4(3), 667-674. (PDF 197K)

Payne KA, Binik YM, Pukall CF, Thaler L, Amsel R, & Khalifé S. (2007). Effects of sexual arousal on genital and non-genital sensation: A comparison of women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome and healthy controls. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 36, 289-300.

Payne, K. A., Bergeron, S. & Binik, Y. M. (in press). Assessment, Treatment Strategies and Outcome Results: Perspective of Pain Specialist. In: Goldstein, I., Meston, C., Davis, S. & Traish, A. (eds) Women's Sexual Function and Dysfunction: Study, Diagnosis and Treatment. UK: Taylor and Francis. (PDF 95K)


Nicole Flory, Ph.D.
drflory@drflory.com

Current position:

Licensed Psychologist Provider in Massachusetts.
Teaching Associate, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge.
Research Interests:
Women’s health and sexuality, gynecological surgeries and outcomes, dyspareunia.
Selected Publications:
Flory, N., Bissonnette, F. & Binik, Y.M. (2005). The psychosocial outcomes of hysterectomy: a literature review. Journal of Psychosomatic Research.

Binik, Yitzchak M; Reissing, Elke; Pukall, Caroline; Flory, Nicole; Payne, Kimberley A; Khalife, Samir. (2002). The female sexual pain disorders: Genital pain or sexual dysfunction?. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 31(5), 425-429.(PDF 9-33K)


Caroline Pukall, Ph.D.
caroline.pukall@queensu.ca

Current position:

Caroline Pukall is an associate professor and director of the Sex Therapy Service in the Department of Psychology at Queen's University.
Research Interests:
Human sexuality, sexual dysfunction, chronic pain, pain measurement, dyspareunia, vulvar vestibulitis syndrome, vulvodynia, gynecological pain.
Selected Publications:
Pukall, C.F., Binik, Y.M. & Khalifé, S. (2004). A new instrument for pain assessment in vulvar vestibulitis syndrome. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 30, 69-78.(PDF 10-1514K)

Pukall, C.F., Binik, Y.M., Khalifé, S., Amsel, R. & Abbott, F.V. (2002). Vestibular tactile and pain thresholds in women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome. Pain, 96 (1-2), 163-175.(PDF 1-335K)


Elke Reissing, Ph.D.
Elke.Reissing@uOttawa.ca

Current position:

Elke Reissing is an associate professor of Psychology at the University of Ottawa and Clinical Supervisor at the Center for Psychological Services and research.
Research Interests:
Vaginismus and Genito-Pelvic Pain and Penetration disorder; sexuality and aging.
Selected Publications:
Armstrong, H.L. & Reissing, E.D. (2013). Women who have sex with women: A comprehensive review of the literature and conceptual model of sexual function. Sex and Relationship Therapy.

Cherner, R.A. & Reissing, E.D. (2013). A comparative study of sexual function, behavior, and cognitions of women with lifelong vaginismus. Archives of Sexual Behavior. DOI: 10.1007/s10508-013-0111-3

Reissing, E.D., Armstrong, H.L., & Allen C. (2013). Pelvic floor physical therapy for women with lifelong vaginismus: A retrospective chart review and interview study. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 39, 306-320. DOI: 10.1080/0092623X.2012.697535

Cherner, R.A. & Reissing, E.D. (2013). A psychophysiological investigation of sexual response in women with lifelong vaginismus. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 10, 1291-1303. DOI: 10.1111/jsm.12102


Sophie Bergeron, Ph.D.
sophie.bergeron.2@umontreal.ca

Current position:

Sophie Bergeron is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Montreal.
Research Interests:
Diagnosis, etiology, and treatment of gynecological pain, in particular dyspareunia and vaginismus.
Selected Publications:
Rosen, N. O., Bergeron, S., Sadikaj, G., Glowacka, M., Delisle, I., & Baxter, M.-L. (in press). Partner responses and sexual function in women with vulvodynia and their partners: A dyadic daily experience study. Health Psychology.

Bergeron, S., Rosen, N. O., & Morin, M. (2011). Genital pain in women: Beyond interference with intercourse. Pain, 152, 1223-1225.


Kenneth Mah, Ph.D., Psychology
kmah@uhnres.utoronto.ca

Current position:

Scientific Associate, Clinical Psychologist, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Canada.
Research Interests:
Coping, self-concept, and psychological adjustment in chronic disease.
Selected Publications:
Mah, K. & Binik, Y.M. (2005). Are orgasms in the mind or the body? Psychosocial versus physiological correlates of orgasmic pleasure and satisfaction. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 31, 187-200. (PDF 3-74K)

Mah, K. & Binik, Y.M. (2002). Are all orgasms alike? Evaluating a two-dimensional model of the orgasm experience across sex and sexual context. Journal of Sex Research, 39(2), 104-113. (PDF 18-625K)


James M. Cantor, Ph.D.
james_cantor@camh.net

Current position:

James M. Cantor is the head of research at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Sexual Behavours Clinic and an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.
Research Interests:
Sexual offending, paraphilias, sexual orientation, neurobiological bases of sexual behavior.
Selected Publications:
Cantor, J. M., Blanchard, R., Robichaud, L. K., & Christensen, B. K. (2005). Quantitative reanalysis of aggregate data on IQ in sexual offenders. Psychological Bulletin, 131, 555-568. (PDF 16-475K)

Cantor, J. M., Klassen, P. E., Dickey, R., Christensen, B. K., Kuban, M. E., Blak, T., Williams, N. S., & Blanchard, R. (2005). Handedness in pedophilia and hebephilia. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 34, 447-459. (PDF 17-137K)


Marta Meana, Ph.D.
marta.meana@unlv.edu

Current position:

Marta Meana is Dean of the Honors College and Professor of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Research Interests:
Women's sexuality, sexual desire, sexual pain disorders, gender differences in sexuality.
Selected Publications:
Meana, M. (2012). Sexual dysfunction in women. Cambridge, MA: Hogrefe Press.

Donaldson, R.*, & Meana, M. (2011). Early dyspareunia experience in young women: Confusion, consequences, and help-seeking barriers. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 8, 814-823.

Meana, M. (2010). Elucidating women's (hetero)sexual desire: Definitional challenges and content expansion. Journal of Sex Research, 47, 104-122.

 

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