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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
  • Sleep
  • Chronic Disease
  • Dementia
  • Arthritis
  • Mothers

Recent Publications


Martire, LM, Zhaoyang, R, Marini, CM & Nah, S 2022, 'Dyadic links between health changes and well-being: The role of non-spousal confidants', Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, vol. 39, no. 8, pp. 2617-2638.
Webster, F, Connoy, L, Longo, R, Ahuja, D, Amtmann, D, Anderson, A, Ashton-James, CE, Boyd, H, Chambers, CT, Cook, KF, Cowan, P, Crombez, G, Feinstein, AB, Fuqua, A, Gilam, G, Jordan, I, Mackey, SC, Martins, E, Martire, LM, O'Sullivan, P, Richards, DP, Turner, JA, Veasley, C, Würtzen, H, Yang, SY, You, DS, Ziadni, M & Darnall, BD 2023, 'Patient Responses to the Term Pain Catastrophizing: Thematic Analysis of Cross-sectional International Data', Journal of Pain, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 356-367.
Nah, S, Martire, LM & Zhaoyang, R 2022, 'Perceived Gratitude, Role Overload, and Mental Health Among Spousal Caregivers of Older Adults', Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, vol. 77, no. 2, pp. 295-299.
Marini, CM, Zhaoyang, R, Martire, LM & Buxton, OM 2022, 'The Social Context of Partnered Older Adults’ Insomnia Symptoms', International Journal of Aging and Human Development.


Zhaoyang, R, Scott, SB, Martire, LM & Sliwinski, MJ 2021, 'Daily social interactions related to daily performance on mobile cognitive tests among older adults', PloS one, vol. 16, no. 8 August, e0256583.
Marini, CM, Wilson, SJ, Nah, S, Martire, LM & Sliwinski, MJ 2021, 'Rumination and Sleep Quality among Older Adults: Examining the Role of Social Support', Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, vol. 76, no. 10, pp. 1948-1959.
Marini, CM, Wilson, SJ, Tate, AM, Martire, LM & Franks, MM 2021, 'Short- and Long-term Effects of Support Visibility on Support Providers' Negative Affect', 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?', 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 2021, 'Different Types of Childhood Experience With Mothers and Caregiving Outcomes in Adulthood', Family Relations, vol. 70, no. 4, pp. 1090-1101.
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 2021, 'Effects of Parental Childhood Abuse on Daily Stress Processes in Adulthood', Journal of Interpersonal Violence, vol. 36, no. 19-20, pp. 9580-9599.
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.