Jordan F Karp, MD

Jordan F Karp, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, Anesthesiology, and Clinical and Translational Science

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine Medicine
Columbia University Medical Center/New York State Psychiatric InstitutePsychiatry
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMCGeriatric Psychiatry
University of PittsburghLate-Life Mood Disorders

Selected Honors & Awards

Geriatrics Teacher of the Year, Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society (Western Division)

Research Interests

Late-life treatment resistant depression; Chronic pain; Deep brain stimulation
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Karp JF, DiNapoli EA, Wetherell J, Bolon C, Rodriguez E, Shega J, Weiner DK. Deconstructing Chronic Low Back Pain in the Older Adults Step by Step Evidence and Expert-Based Recommendations for Evaluation and Treatment: Part VIII: Anxiety. Pain Medicine. 2016 Aug;17(8):1423-35. PMID: 27346887
  2. Karp JF, Dew MA, Wahed AS, Fitzgerald K, Bolon CA, Weiner DK, Morse JQ, Albert SM, Butters MA, Gildengers AG, Reynolds CF III: Challenges and Solutions for Depression Prevention Research: Methodology for a Depression Prevention Trial for Older Adults with Knee Arthritis and Emotional Distress. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2016 Jun;24(6):433-43. PMCID: PMC4870147
  3. Karp JF, Yu L, Friedly J, Amtmann D, Pilkonis PA. Negative Affect and Sleep Disturbance May be Associated with Response to Epidural Steroid Injections for Spine-Related Pain. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.2014;95(2):309-15. PMC4008542
  4. Karp JF, Butters MA, Begley A, Miller MD, Lenze EJ, Blumberberger D, Mulsant B, Reynolds CF. Safety, tolerability, and clinical effect of low-dose buprenorphine for treatment-resistant depression in midlife and older adults. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 2014;75(8):e785-93. PMC4157317.
  5. Karp JF, Lee C-W, McGovern J, Stoehr G, Chang C-C, Ganguli M. Clinical and Demographic Covariates of Chronic Opioid and Non-Opioid Analgesic Use in Rural-Dwelling Older Adults: The MoVIES Project. International Psychogeriatrics.2013;25(11):1801-10. PMCID: PMC4020176

Clinical Interests

Treatment resistant depression; Psychiatric and medical comorbidity; Medical student wellness and mental health
Selected Clinical Publications & Products
  1. Morone N, Schneider M, Karp J, Weiner D. Virtual Patient Simulation: An Older Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain . Produced as part of the University of Pittsburgh Center of Excellence in Pain Education. (http://vpsim.pitt.edu/shell/CaseList_Assignments.aspx)
  2. Karp JF. Podcast interview with Dr. Joan Cook about state of the science of PTSD in older adults. This accompanies an article Dr. Cook prepared for the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry for a series I edit entitled Treatment in Geriatric Mental Health: Research in Action. http://www.ajgponline.org/amgp/audio
  3. Bernstein C, Schneider M, Karp JF, Weiner D. Virtual Patient Simulation: Widespread Pain & Fibromyalgia (Middle-Aged Woman). Produced as part of the University of Pittsburgh Center of Excellence in Pain Education. (http://vpsim.pitt.edu/shell/CaseList_Assignments.aspx)

Education Interests

Mood disorders; Chronic pain and psychopathology; Geriatric psychiatric conditions