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
  • Therapeutics
  • Dementia
  • Psychology
  • Research
  • Chronic Disease
  • Arthritis

Recent Publications


Zhaoyang, R & Martire, LM 2019, 'Daily Sedentary Behavior Predicts Pain and Affect in Knee Arthritis', Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 53, no. 7, pp. 642-651.
Kong, J, Martire, LM, Liu, Y & Almeida, D 2019, 'Effects of Parental Childhood Abuse on Daily Stress Processes in Adulthood', Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
Marini, CM, Fiori, KL, Wilmoth, JM, Pless Kaiser, A & Martire, LM 2019, 'Psychological Adjustment of Aging Vietnam Veterans: The Role of Social Network Ties in Reengaging with Wartime Memories', Gerontology.
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.
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, D 2019, 'The Role of Current Family Relationships in Associations Between Childhood Abuse and Adult Psychological Functioning', The 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, D & 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.


Martire, LM, Wilson, SJ, Small, BJ, Conley, YP, Janicki, P & Sliwinski, MJ 2016, 'COMT and OPRM1 genotype associations with daily knee pain variability and activity induced pain', Scandinavian Journal of Pain, vol. 10, pp. 6-12.
Callan, JA, Siegle, GJ, Abebe, K, Black, B, Martire, LM, Schulz, R, Reynolds, C & Hall, MH 2016, 'Feasibility of a pocket-PC based cognitive control intervention in dementia spousal caregivers', Aging and Mental Health, vol. 20, no. 6, pp. 575-582.
Luyster, FS, Dunbar-Jacob, J, Aloia, MS, Martire, LM, Buysse, DJ & Strollo, PJ 2016, 'Patient and Partner Experiences With Obstructive Sleep Apnea and CPAP Treatment: A Qualitative Analysis', Behavioral Sleep Medicine, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 67-84.
Hemphill, RC, Martire, LM, Polenick, CA & Stephens, MAP 2016, 'Spouse confidence and physical function among adults with osteoarthritis: The mediating role of spouse responses to pain', Health Psychology, vol. 35, no. 10, pp. 1059-1068.
Gere, J, Almeida, D & Martire, LM 2016, 'The effects of lack of joint goal planning on divorce over 10 years', PloS one, vol. 11, no. 9, e0163543.


Taylor, BJ, Irish, LA, Martire, LM, Siegle, GJ, Krafty, RT, Schulz, R & Hall, MH 2015, 'Avoidant Coping and Poor Sleep Efficiency in Dementia Caregivers', Psychosomatic medicine, vol. 77, no. 9, pp. 1050-1057.
Polenick, CA, Martire, LM, Hemphill, RC & Stephens, MAP 2015, 'Effects of change in arthritis severity on spouse well-being: The moderating role of relationship closeness', Journal of Family Psychology, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 331-338.
Song, S, Graham-Engeland, JE, Mogle, J & Martire, LM 2015, 'The effects of daily mood and couple interactions on the sleep quality of older adults with chronic pain' Journal of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 944-955.

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