Ted Jack Kaptchuk
Ted Jack Kaptchuk, BA
Professor of Medicine

Ted J. Kaptchuk is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of the Harvard-wide Program in Placebo Studies and the Therapeutic Encounter (PiPS) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.  He is also a professor of Global Health and Social Medicine.  As a leading figure in placebo studies, a scholar of East Asian medicine, and an academic authority on medical pluralism, Professor Kaptchuk's career has spanned multiple disciplines, drawing upon concepts, research designs and analytical methods from the humanities and basic and clinical and social sciences.

For more information, see his personal website.


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

330 Brookline Avenue

Boston, MA 02215

Abnormal medial prefrontal cortex functional connectivity and its association with clinical symptoms in chronic low back pain.
Authors: Authors: Tu Y, Jung M, Gollub RL, Napadow V, Gerber J, Ortiz A, Lang C, Mawla I, Shen W, Chan ST, Wasan AD, Edwards RR, Kaptchuk TJ, Rosen B, Kong J.
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Systems pharmacogenomics - gene, disease, drug and placebo interactions: a case study in COMT.
Authors: Authors: Hall KT, Loscalzo J, Kaptchuk TJ.
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The relationship between catastrophizing and altered pain sensitivity in patients with chronic low-back pain.
Authors: Authors: Meints SM, Mawla I, Napadow V, Kong J, Gerber J, Chan ST, Wasan AD, Kaptchuk TJ, McDonnell C, Carriere J, Rosen B, Gollub RL, Edwards RR.
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Identifying brain regions associated with the neuropathology of chronic low back pain: a resting-state amplitude of low-frequency fluctuation study.
Authors: Authors: Zhang B, Jung M, Tu Y, Gollub R, Lang C, Ortiz A, Park J, Wilson G, Gerber J, Mawla I, Chan ST, Wasan A, Edwards R, Lee J, Napadow V, Kaptchuk T, Rosen B, Kong J.
Br J Anaesth
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Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Primary Care: Exploratory Qualitative Study of UK General Practitioners' Views.
Authors: Authors: Blease C, Kaptchuk TJ, Bernstein MH, Mandl KD, Halamka JD, DesRoches CM.
J Med Internet Res
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Machine learning-based prediction of clinical pain using multimodal neuroimaging and autonomic metrics.
Authors: Authors: Lee J, Mawla I, Kim J, Loggia ML, Ortiz A, Jung C, Chan ST, Gerber J, Schmithorst VJ, Edwards RR, Wasan AD, Berna C, Kong J, Kaptchuk TJ, Gollub RL, Rosen BR, Napadow V.
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COMT and Alpha-Tocopherol Effects in Cancer Prevention: Gene-Supplement Interactions in Two Randomized Clinical Trials.
Authors: Authors: Hall KT, Buring JE, Mukamal KJ, Vinayaga Moorthy M, Wayne PM, Kaptchuk TJ, Battinelli EM, Ridker PM, Sesso HD, Weinstein SJ, Albanes D, Cook NR, Chasman DI.
J Natl Cancer Inst
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Visual network alterations in brain functional connectivity in chronic low back pain: A resting state functional connectivity and machine learning study.
Authors: Authors: Shen W, Tu Y, Gollub RL, Ortiz A, Napadow V, Yu S, Wilson G, Park J, Lang C, Jung M, Gerber J, Mawla I, Chan ST, Wasan AD, Edwards RR, Kaptchuk T, Li S, Rosen B, Kong J.
Neuroimage Clin
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Correction: Catechol-O-Methyltransferase moderates effect of stress mindset on affect and cognition.
Authors: Authors: Crum AJ, Akinola M, Turnwald BP, Kaptchuk TJ, Hall KT.
PLoS One
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Challenges of differential placebo effects in contemporary medicine: The example of brain stimulation.
Authors: Authors: Burke MJ, Kaptchuk TJ, Pascual-Leone A.
Ann Neurol
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