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David J. Kearney, MD

Dr. Kearney’s current studies examine the role of mindfulness training as a clinical intervention. His ongoing studies examine the effect of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), eating behaviors, food intake, physical symptoms and overall quality of life. He is also the principal investigator on a study which examines the ability to cultivate positive emotions in patients with a history of severe trauma and PTSD.

Recent Publications
Displaying 20 Most Recent Publications from PubMed

May 2019. What can we learn from randomized clinical trials about the construct validity of self-report measures of mindfulness? A meta-analysis. Goldberg SB, Tucker RP, Greene PA, Simpson TL, Hoyt WT, Kearney DJ, Davidson RJ. Mindfulness (N Y). 2019 May;10(5):775-785. doi: 10.1007/s12671-018-1032-y. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

February 2019. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for the treatment of current depressive symptoms: a meta-analysis. Goldberg SB, Tucker RP, Greene PA, Davidson RJ, Kearney DJ, Simpson TL. Cogn Behav Ther. 2019 Feb 8:1-18. doi: 10.1080/16506073.2018.1556330. [Epub ahead of print]

August 2018. Reduced Symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Irritable Bowel Syndrome Following Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Among Veterans. Harding K, Simpson T, Kearney DJ. J Altern Complement Med. 2018 Aug 30. doi: 10.1089/acm.2018.0135. [Epub ahead of print]

May 2018. Mindfulness-Based Processes of Healing for Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Schure MB, Simpson TL, Martinez M, Sayre G, Kearney DJ. J Altern Complement Med. 2018 May 7. doi: 10.1089/acm.2017.0404. [Epub ahead of print]

February 2018. Mindfulness-based interventions for psychiatric disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Goldberg SB, Tucker RP, Greene PA, Davidson RJ, Wampold BE, Kearney DJ, Simpson TL. Clin Psychol Rev. 2018 Feb;59:52-60. doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2017.10.011. Epub 2017 Nov 8.

October 2017. Is mindfulness research methodology improving over time? A systematic review. Goldberg SB, Tucker RP, Greene PA, Simpson TL, Kearney DJ, Davidson RJ. PLoS One. 2017 Oct 31;12(10):e0187298. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0187298. eCollection 2017.

March 2017. Changes in Mindfulness and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms Among Veterans Enrolled in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Stephenson KR, Simpson TL, Martinez ME, Kearney DJ. J Clin Psychol. 2017 Mar;73(3):201-217. doi: 10.1002/jclp.22323. Epub 2016 May 6.

February 2016. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Addition to Usual Care is Associated with Improvements in Pain, Fatigue and Cognitive Failures Among Veterans with Gulf War Illness. Kearney DJ, Simpson TL, Malte CA, Felleman B, Martinez ME, Hunt SC. Am J Med. 2016 Feb;129(2):204-14. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2015.09.015. Epub 2015 Oct 28.

August 2015. Broadening the Approach to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and the Consequences of Trauma. Kearney DJ, Simpson TL. JAMA. 2015 Aug 4;314(5):453-5. doi: 10.1001/jama.2015.7522.

July 2015. Challenges to Enrollment and Participation in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Among Veterans: A Qualitative Study. Martinez ME, Kearney DJ, Simpson T, Felleman BI, Bernardi N, Sayre G. J Altern Complement Med. 2015 Jul;21(7):409-21. doi: 10.1089/acm.2014.0324. Epub 2015 May 28.

December 2014. Loving-Kindness Meditation and the Broaden-and-Build Theory of Positive Emotions Among Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Kearney DJ, McManus C, Malte CA, Martinez ME, Felleman B, Simpson TL. Med Care. 2014 Dec;52 Suppl 5:S32-8. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000221.

August 2013. Loving-Kindness Meditation for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Pilot Study. Kearney DJ, Malte CA, McManus C, Martinez ME, Felleman B, Simpson TL. J Trauma Stress. 2013 Aug;26(4):426-34. doi: 10.1002/jts.21832. Epub 2013 Jul 25.

January 2013. Effects of Participation in a Mindfulness Program for Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study. Kearney DJ, McDermott K, Malte C, Martinez M, Simpson TL. J Clin Psychol. 2013 Jan;69(1):14-27. doi: 10.1002/jclp.21911. Epub 2012 Aug 28.

July 2012. Mindfulness meditation for women with irritable bowel syndrome - evidence of benefit from a randomised controlled trial. Kearney DJ. Evid Based Nurs. 2012 Jul;15(3):80-1. doi: 10.1136/ebnurs-2012-100488. Epub 2012 Apr 24.

June 2012. Participation in mindfulness-based stress reduction is not associated with reductions in emotional eating or uncontrolled eating. Kearney DJ, Milton ML, Malte CA, McDermott KA, Martinez M, Simpson TL. Nutr Res. 2012 Jun;32(6):413-20. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2012.05.008. Epub 2012 Jun 22.

January 2012. Association of participation in a mindfulness program with measures of PTSD, depression and quality of life in a veteran sample. Kearney DJ, McDermott K, Malte C, Martinez M, Simpson TL. J Clin Psychol. 2012 Jan;68(1):101-16. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20853. Epub 2011 Nov 28.

January 2012. Association of participation in a mindfulness programme with bowel symptoms, gastrointestinal symptom-specific anxiety and quality of life. Kearney DJ, McDermott K, Martinez M, Simpson TL. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2011 Aug;34(3):363-73. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2036.2011.04731.x. Epub 2011 Jun 9.

November 2008. Complementary and alternative medicine for IBS in adults: mind-body interventions. Kearney DJ, Brown-Chang J Nat Clin Pract Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2008 Nov;5(11):624-36. Epub 2008 Sep 30

October 2005. Breath ammonia testing for diagnosis of hepatic encephalopathy DuBois S, Eng S, Bhattacharya R, Rulyak S, Hubbard T, Putnam D, Kearney DJ. Dig Dis Sci. 2005 Oct;50(10):1780-4.

March 2005. Is Helicobacter pylori seropositivity related to body mass index in the United States? Ioannou GN, Weiss NS, Kearney DJ. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2005 Mar 15;21(6):765-72.

February 2005. Iron-deficiency anemia and Helicobacter pylori infection: a review of the evidence. DuBois S, Kearney DJ. Am J Gastroenterol. 2005 Feb;100(2):453-9.

November 2004. A randomized controlled trial of gastric lavage prior to endoscopy for acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Lee SD, Kearney DJ. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2004 Nov-Dec;38(10):861-5.

September 2003. The effect of a Helicobacter pylori treatment strategy on health care expenditures in patients with peptic ulcer disease and dyspepsia. Kearney DJ, Liu CF, Crump C, Brousal A. Am J Gastroenterol. 2003 Sep;98(9):1952-62.

June 2003. A case-control study of endoscopy and mortality from adenocarcinoma of the esophagus or gastric cardia in persons with GERD. Kearney DJ, Crump C, Maynard C, Boyko EJ. Gastrointest Endosc. 2003 Jun;57(7):823-9.

November 2002. Breath ammonia measurement in Helicobacter pylori infection. Kearney DJ, Hubbard T, Putnam D. Dig Dis Sci. 2002 Nov;47(11):2523-30.

May 2001. Retreatment of Helicobacter pylori infection after initial treatment failure. Kearney DJ. Am J Gastroenterol. 2001 May;96(5):1335-9.

March 2001. A simple method for measuring of intestinal solute transport in mucosal biopsy specimens. Stelzner M, Somasundaram S, Kearney D. Dig Dis Sci. 2001 Mar;46(3):451-6.

December 2000. Gastric-juice ammonia assay for diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection and the relationship of ammonia concentration to gastritis severity. Kearney DJ, Ritchie K, Peacock JS. Am J Gastroenterol. 2000 Dec;95(12):3399-403.

September 2000. Treatment of uninvestigated dyspepsia with cisapride for patients with negative Helicobacter pylori serologies. Kearney DJ, Avins AL, McQuaid KR. Am J Gastroenterol. 2000 Sep;95(9):2212-7.

July 2000. Modification of a latex glove for the safe endoscopic removal of a sharp gastric foreign body. Kao LS, Nguyen T, Dominitz J, Teicher HL, Kearney DJ. Gastrointest Endosc. 2000 Jul;52(1):127-9.

Contact Info

M.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Residency in Medicine, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA

Fellowship in Gastroenterology, University of California - San Francisco

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