Jessica Robinson-Papp, MD, MS
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Neurology
Dr. Robinson-Papp’s clinical and research interests include neuropathy, and the neurologic complications of HIV/AIDS including chronic pain. She is the recipient of grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study HIV-associated neuropathy, and from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to study methods of improving opioid prescribing safety, and is the medical director of the Manhattan HIV Brain Bank. In addition to her research, Dr. Robinson-Papp performs electromyography (EMG), autonomic testing, and intraoperative neurologic monitoring, to aid in the diagnosis of neurologic disorders. She is the senior attending neurologist for the Institute for Advanced Medicine, where she provides neurologic care to people living with HIV/AIDS.
Am Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
- Autonomic Disorder
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Neuropathy
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Electrodiagnostic Testing (EMG/NCS)
- Low Back Pain
- Lumbar Radiculopathy
- Mononeuropathy Multiplex
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Post-Herpetic Neuralgia (PHN)
- Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
- Small Fiber Neuropathy
MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Internship, Internal Medicine, St. Vincent's Hospital [CLOSED]
Residency, Neurology, Mount Sinai Hospital
Fellowship, Neurophysiology, Mount Sinai Hospital
Toward safer opioid prescribing for chronic pain in high risk populations: implementing the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guideline in the primary care HIV clinic (TOWER; AHRQ R18 HS025641)This project engages patients and their helathcare providers in a collaborative process to develop and test a method of prescribing opioids more safely.Role: Principal Investigator
Manhattan HIV Brain Bank (NIH U24 MH100931)
This is a longitudinal organ donation study examining the neurologic, neuropsychological, psychiatric, and pathological effects of HIV.
Role: Co-investigator and Medical Director
Hippocampal Inflammation as a Pathophysiology for Psychosis (NIH R01 MH110418)This grant explores the gut-brain axis in psychosis with a focus on vagal dysfunction.Role: Co-investigator
Motor Dysfunction in cART-era HIV: Neural Circuitry and Pathogenesis (NIH R01 MH100931)
This study will use neurogenomics to identify molecular changes in brain regions associated with motor dysfunction in HIV on neuroimaging studies.
Mount Sinai Network of Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NIH U24 NS107201)Mount Sinai is a participating site in NeuroNEXT, a consortium of sites committed to participating in clinical trials of therapeutics for a variety of neurologic conditions.Role: Co-investigator
Alzheimer's, Cerebrovascular, & Sociocultural Risk Factors for Dementia in HIVThe purpose of this study is to improve the knowledge and understanding of the effects of social, cultural and genetic factors associated with aging and cognition in HIV.Role: Site Principal Investigator
Peripheral Neuropathy Registry Research Protocol
The purpose of the study is to develop a multi-center cohort of well-characterized peripheral neuropathy patients with and without neuropathic pain in a natural history study.
An Open-Label Extension Study to Assess the Long-Term Safety and Efficacy of ISIS 420915 in Patients with Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy
A phase 2, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, 6-week, Parallel-design Study of the Efficacy and Safety of VX-150 in Treating Subjects with Pain Caused by Small Fiber Neuropathy
M Elicer I, Byrd D, Clark US, Morgello S, Robinson-Papp J. Motor function declines over time in human immunodeficiency virus and is associated with cerebrovascular disease, while HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder remains stable. Journal of neurovirology 2018 Aug; 24(4).
Robinson-Papp J, Nmashie A, Pedowitz E, Benn EK, George MC, Sharma S, Murray J, Machac J, Heiba S, Mehandru S, Kim-Schulze S, Navis A, Elicer I, Morgello S. Vagal dysfunction and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth: novel pathways to chronic inflammation in HIV. AIDS (London, England) 2018 Jun; 32(9).
Robinson-Papp J, George MC, Nmashie A, Weisz D, Simpson DM. Lower-extremity Dynamometry as a Novel Outcome Measure in a Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Feasibility Trial of Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) for HIV-associated Myelopathy. Innovations in clinical neuroscience 2018 Feb; 15(1-2).
Navis A, Jiao J, George MC, Simpson D, Robinson-Papp J. Comorbid Pain Syndromes in HIV-Associated Peripheral Neuropathy. Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.) 2018 Jul; 19(7).
Robinson-Papp J, Navis A, Dhamoon MS, Clark US, Gutierrez-Contreras J, Morgello S. The Use of Visual Rating Scales to Quantify Brain MRI Lesions in Patients with HIV Infection. Journal of neuroimaging : official journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging 2017 Aug;.
Dyck PJ, Kincaid JC, Dyck PJ, Chaudhry V, Goyal NA, Alves C, Salhi H, Wiesman JF, Labeyrie C, Robinson-Papp J, Cardoso M, Laura M, Ruzhansky K, Cortese A, Brannagan TH, Khoury J, Khella S, Waddington-Cruz M, Ferreira J, Wang AK, Pinto MV, Ayache SS, Benson MD, Berk JL, Coelho T, Polydefkis M, Gorevic P, Adams DH, Plante-Bordeneuve V, Whelan C, Merlini G, Heitner S, Drachman BM, Conceição I, Klein CJ, Gertz MA, Ackermann EJ, Hughes SG, Mauermann ML, Bergemann R, Lodermeier KA, Davies JL, Carter RE, Litchy WJ. Assessing mNIS+7Ionis and international neurologists' proficiency in a familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy trial. Muscle & nerve 2017 Jan;.
Simpson DM, Robinson-Papp J, Van J, Stoker M, Jacobs H, Snijder RJ, Schregardus DS, Long SK, Lambourg B, Katz N. Capsaicin 8% Patch in Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study. The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society 2017 Jan; 18(1).
Dorfman D, George MC, Robinson-Papp J, Rahman T, Tamler R, Simpson DM. Patient reported outcome measures of pain intensity: Do they tell us what we need to know?. Scandinavian journal of pain 2016 Apr; 11.
Robinson-Papp J, Sharma SK, George MC, Simpson DM. Assessment of autonomic symptoms in a medically complex, urban patient population. Clinical autonomic research : official journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society 2017 Feb; 27(1).
Jiao JM, So E, Jebakumar J, George MC, Simpson DM, Robinson-Papp J. Chronic pain disorders in HIV primary care: clinical characteristics and association with healthcare utilization. Pain 2015 Dec;.
George MC, Wongmek A, Kaku M, Nmashie A, Robinson-Papp J. A Mixed-Methods Pilot Study of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for HIV-Associated Chronic Pain. Behavioral medicine (Washington, D.C.); 43(2).
Robinson-Papp J, George MC. Trust and the Ethics of Chronic Pain Management in HIV. The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC; 26(5).
Robinson-Papp J, George MC, Wongmek A, Nmashie A, Merlin JS, Ali Y, Epstein L, Green M, Serban S, Sheth P, Simpson DM. The Quantitative Analgesic Questionnaire: A Tool to Capture Patient-Reported Chronic Pain Medication Use. Journal of pain and symptom management 2015 Sep; 50(3).
Robinson-Papp J, George MC, Dorfman D, Simpson DM. Barriers to Chronic Pain Measurement: A Qualitative Study of Patient Perspectives. Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.) 2015 Jul; 16(7).
Malvar J, Vaida F, Sanders CF, Atkinson JH, Bohannon W, Keltner J, Robinson-Papp J, Simpson DM, Marra CM, Clifford DB, Gelman B, Fan J, Grant I, Ellis RJ. Predictors of new-onset distal neuropathic pain in HIV-infected individuals in the era of combination antiretroviral therapy. Pain 2015 Apr; 156(4).
Robinson-Papp J, Sharma S, Dhadwal N, Simpson DM, Morgello S. Optimizing measures of HIV-associated neuropathy. Muscle & nerve 2014 May;.
Keltner JR, Fennema-Notestine C, Vaida F, Wang D, Franklin DR, Dworkin RH, Sanders C, McCutchan JA, Archibald SL, Miller DJ, Kesidis G, Cushman C, Kim SM, Abramson I, Taylor MJ, Theilmann RJ, Julaton MD, Notestine RJ, Corkran S, Cherner M, Duarte NA, Alexander T, Robinson-Papp J, Gelman BB, Simpson DM, Collier AC, Marra CM, Morgello S, Brown G, Grant I, Atkinson JH, Jernigan TL, Ellis RJ. HIV-associated distal neuropathic pain is associated with smaller total cerebral cortical gray matter. Journal of neurovirology 2014 Jun; 20(3).
Berk JL, Suhr OB, Obici L, Sekijima Y, Zeldenrust SR, Yamashita T, Heneghan MA, Gorevic PD, Litchy WJ, Wiesman JF, Nordh E, Corato M, Lozza A, Cortese A, Robinson-Papp J, Colton T, Rybin DV, Bisbee AB, Ando Y, Ikeda S, Seldin DC, Merlini G, Skinner M, Kelly JW, Dyck PJ. Repurposing diflunisal for familial amyloid polyneuropathy: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA 2013 Dec; 310(24).
Robinson-Papp J, Sharma SK. Autonomic neuropathy in HIV is unrecognized and associated with medical morbidity. AIDS patient care and STDs 2013 Oct; 27(10).
Schütz SG, Robinson-Papp J. HIV-related neuropathy: current perspectives. HIV/AIDS (Auckland, N.Z.) 2013; 5.
Liu MC, Garakani A, Krauskopf KA, Robinson-Papp J. A Case of Reversible Neuropsychiatry Symptoms in HIV due to Toxic Leukoencephalopathy. Innovations in clinical neuroscience 2013 Sep; 10(9-10).
Robinson-Papp J, Sharma S, Simpson DM, Morgello S. Autonomic dysfunction is common in HIV and associated with distal symmetric polyneuropathy. Journal of neurovirology 2013 Apr; 19(2).
Byrd DA, Robinson-Papp J, Mindt MR, Mintz L, Elliott K, Lighty Q, Morgello S. Isolating cognitive and neurologic HIV effects in substance-dependent, confounded cohorts: a pilot study. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS 2013 Apr; 19(4).
Shin SC, Robinson-Papp J. Amyloid neuropathies. The Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, New York; 79(6).
Robinson-Papp J, Elliott K, Simpson DM, Morgello S. Problematic prescription opioid use in an HIV-infected cohort: the importance of universal toxicology testing. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999) 2012 Oct; 61(2).
Fellows RP, Byrd DA, Elliott K, Robinson-Papp J, Mindt MR, Morgello S. Distal sensory polyneuropathy is associated with neuropsychological test performance among persons with HIV. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS 2012 Sep; 18(5).
Robinson-Papp J, Tan IL, Simpson DM. Neuromuscular complications in HIV: effects of aging. Journal of neurovirology 2012 Aug; 18(4).
Keltner JR, Vaida F, Ellis RJ, Moeller-Bertram T, Fitzsimmons C, Duarte NA, Robinson-Papp J, Dworkin RH, Clifford DB, McArthur JC, Simpson DM, Collier AC, Marra CM, Atkinson JH, Grant I. Health-related quality of life 'well-being' in HIV distal neuropathic pain is more strongly associated with depression severity than with pain intensity. Psychosomatics; 53(4).
Robinson-Papp J, Gelman BB, Grant I, Singer E, Gensler G, Morgello S. Substance abuse increases the risk of neuropathy in an HIV-infected cohort. Muscle & nerve 2012 Apr; 45(4).
Thomas A, Robinson-Papp J. Patient Management Problem--Preferred Responses. Continuum (Minneapolis, Minn.) 2012 Feb; 18(1 Peripheral Neuropathy).
Thomas A, Robinson-Papp J. Patient Management Problem. Continuum (Minneapolis, Minn.) 2012 Feb; 18(1 Peripheral Neuropathy).
Robinson-Papp J. Infectious neuropathies. Continuum (Minneapolis, Minn.) 2012 Feb; 18(1).
Robinson-Papp J. HIV neuropathy. In: McArthur J, Simpson D, Dworkin R, editors. Neuropathic Pain; Mechanisms and Management. Oxford University Press;.
Robinson-Papp J, Fox K, Simpson D, Morgello S. Myopathies associated with HIV-1: clinical and pathological manifestations. In: Gendelman HE, editor. The neurology of AIDS 3rd ed. Oxford University Press;.
Robinson-Papp J, Morgello S, Vaida F, Fitzsimons C, Simpson DM, Elliott KJ, Al-Lozi M, Gelman BB, Clifford D, Marra CM, McCutchan JA, Atkinson JH, Dworkin RH, Grant I, Ellis R. Association of self-reported painful symptoms with clinical and neurophysiologic signs in HIV-associated sensory neuropathy. Pain 2010 Dec; 151(3).
Robinson-Papp J, Simpson DM. Neuromuscular diseases associated with HIV-1 infection. Muscle & nerve 2009 Dec; 40(6).
Robinson-Papp J, Gonzalez-Duarte A, Simpson DS, E. The roles of ethnicity and antiretrovirals in HIV-associated polyneuropathy: a pilot study. JAIDS 2009 Aug; 51(5): 569-573.
Robinson-Papp J, Elliott KJ, Simpson DS. HIV-related neurocognitive impairment in the HAART era. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep 2009 Aug; 6(3): 146-152.
Robinson-Papp J, Byrd D, Rivera Mindt M, E. Motor function and HIV-associated cognitive impairment in a HAART era cohort. Arch Neurol 2008; 65(8): 1096-1101.
Robinson-Papp J, Simpson DM. Neuromuscular complications of human immunodeficiency virus infection. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 2008; 19(1): 81-96.
Robinson Papp J, Simpson DM. Neurological Complications of HIV in the Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nervous System. In: Cohen MA, Gorman J, editors. Comprehensive Textbook of AIDS Psychiatry. New York, Oxford University Press;.