Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Lynn Margaret Martire

Lynn Margaret Martire

Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
Scientific Program:Cancer Control

Research Interests

  • Caregivers
  • Spouses
  • Depression
  • Health
  • Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Psychology
  • Chronic Disease
  • Dementia
  • Sleep
  • Arthritis
  • Mothers

Recent Publications


Marini, CM, Wilson, SJ, Tate, AM, Martire, LM & Franks, MM 2021, 'Short- and Long-term Effects of Support Visibility on Support Providers' Negative Affect', The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences, vol. 76, no. 3, pp. 461-470.
Zhaoyang, R & Martire, LM 2021, 'The Influence of Family and Friend Confidants on Marital Quality in Older Couples', The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences, vol. 76, no. 2, pp. 380-390.
Martire, LM & Isaacowitz, DM 2021, 'What Can We Learn About Psychological Aging By Studying Covid-19?', The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences, vol. 76, no. 2, pp. e1-e3.


Marini, CM, Martire, LM, Jones, DR, Zhaoyang, R & Buxton, OM 2020, 'Daily links between sleep and anger among spouses of chronic pain patients', Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, vol. 75, no. 5, pp. 927-936.
Zhaoyang, R, Martire, LM & Darnall, BD 2020, 'Daily pain catastrophizing predicts less physical activity and more sedentary behavior in older adults with osteoarthritis', Pain, vol. 161, no. 11, pp. 2603-2610.
Kong, J, Martire, LM, Tate, AM, Bray, BC & Almeida, DM 2020, 'Different Types of Childhood Experience With Mothers and Caregiving Outcomes in Adulthood', Family Relations.
Schulz, R, Beach, SR, Czaja, SJ, Martire, LM & Monin, JK 2020, 'Family caregiving for older adults', Annual review of psychology, vol. 71, pp. 635-659.
Schlenk, EA, Sereika, SM, Martire, LM & Shi, X 2021, 'Older adults’ social network and support and its association with physical activity', Geriatric Nursing, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 517-523.
Nah, S, Martire, LM & Zhaoyang, R 2020, 'Perceived Patient Pain and Spousal Caregivers’ Negative Affect: The Moderating Role of Spouse Confidence in Patients’ Pain Management', Journal of Aging and Health, vol. 32, no. 9, pp. 1282-1290.


Martire, LM, Zhaoyang, R, Marini, CM, Nah, S & Darnall, BD 2019, 'Daily and bidirectional linkages between pain catastrophizing and spouse responses', Pain, vol. 160, no. 12, pp. 2841-2847.
Zhaoyang, R & Martire, LM 2019, 'Daily sedentary behavior predicts pain and affect in knee arthritis', Annals of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 53, no. 7, pp. 642-651.
Kong, J, Martire, LM, Liu, Y & Almeida, DM 2019, 'Effects of Parental Childhood Abuse on Daily Stress Processes in Adulthood', Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
Kong, J & Martire, LM 2019, 'Parental childhood maltreatment and the later-life relationship with parents', Psychology and aging, vol. 34, no. 7, pp. 900-911.
Marini, CM, Fiori, KL, Wilmoth, JM, Pless Kaiser, A & Martire, LM 2020, 'Psychological Adjustment of Aging Vietnam Veterans: The Role of Social Network Ties in Reengaging with Wartime Memories', Gerontology, vol. 66, no. 2, pp. 138-148.
Zhaoyang, R, Sliwinski, MJ, Martire, LM & Smyth, JM 2019, 'Social interactions and physical symptoms in daily life: quality matters for older adults, quantity matters for younger adults', Psychology and Health, vol. 34, no. 7, pp. 867-885.
Tate, AM, Martire, LM & Zhaoyang, R 2019, 'Spousal understanding and marital satisfaction in pain patients and their spouses', Personal Relationships, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 42-53.
Kong, J, Moorman, SM, Martire, LM & Almeida, DM 2019, 'The role of current family relationships in associations between childhood abuse and adult psychological functioning', Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, vol. 74, no. 5, pp. 858-868.


Luyster, FS, Aloia, MS, Buysse, DJ, Dunbar-Jacob, J, Martire, LM, Sereika, SM & Strollo, PJ 2019, 'A Couples-Oriented Intervention for Positive Airway Pressure Therapy Adherence: A Pilot Study of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients and Their Partners', Behavioral Sleep Medicine, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 561-572.
Zhaoyang, R, Sliwinski, MJ, Martire, LM & Smyth, JM 2018, 'Age differences in adults' daily social interactions: An ecological momentary assessment study', Psychology and aging, vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 607-618.
Wilson, SJ, Martire, LM & Graham-Engeland, JE 2018, 'Capturing patients' symptom expression and spouses' cardiovascular responses continuously: The feasibility of examining a mechanism of disease risk in the home', Families, Systems and Health, vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 518-522.
Wilson, SJ, Martire, LM & Zhaoyang, R 2019, 'Couples’ day-to-day pain concordance and marital interaction quality', Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 1023-1040.
Martire, LM, Hemphill, RC, Zhaoyang, R, Stephens, MAP, Franks, MM & Stanford, AM 2018, 'Daily marital tension and symptom severity in older adults with diabetes or osteoarthritis', Annals of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 52, no. 10, pp. 842-853.
Zhaoyang, R, Martire, LM & Stanford, AM 2018, 'Disclosure and holding back: Communication, psychological adjustment, and marital satisfaction among couples coping With osteoarthritis', Journal of Family Psychology, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 412-418.


Lee, JE, Martire, LM, Zarit, SH & Rovine, MJ 2017, 'Activity Restriction and Depressive Symptoms in Older Couples', Journal of Aging and Health, vol. 29, no. 7, pp. 1251-1267.
Martire, LM & Helgeson, VS 2017, 'Close relationships and the management of chronic illness: Associations and interventions', American Psychologist, vol. 72, no. 6, pp. 601-612.
Lee, S, Martire, LM, Damaske, SA, Mogle, JA, Zhaoyang, R, Almeida, DM & Buxton, OM 2018, 'Covariation in couples’ nightly sleep and gender differences', Sleep health, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 201-208.
Wilson, SJ, Martire, LM & Sliwinski, MJ 2017, 'Daily Spousal Responsiveness Predicts Longer-Term Trajectories of Patients’ Physical Function', Psychological Science, vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 786-797.
Zhaoyang, R, Martire, LM & Sliwinski, MJ 2017, 'Morning self-Efficacy predicts physical activity throughout the day in knee osteoarthritis', Health Psychology, vol. 36, no. 6, pp. 568-576.
Smagula, SF, Krafty, RT, Taylor, BJ, Martire, LM, Schulz, R & Hall, MH 2017, 'Rest–activity rhythm and sleep characteristics associated with depression symptom severity in strained dementia caregivers', Journal of Sleep Research, vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 718-725.

Clinical Trials Search

Children (age < 18 years)
Adults (age >= 18 years)