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michal granot

 Research Interests:

  • Psychophysical  assessment of pain perception and processing
  • Women’s health
  • Pain disorders in women


Academic Rank: Associate Professor

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1983-1987  Hebrew University, Jerusalem, School of nursing, Faculty of Medicine; R.N., B.A.

1991-1994  Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa  Medical School; M.A.

1995-1998  Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa  Medical School; Ph.D.

1998-1999  Johns Hopkins University, Department of Health Policy and Management; Post Doctorate



  • Granot, M., Perelman, R., Sprecher, E., Tenenbaum, G., Barzily, D., & Vardi, P. (1994). The role of beta cell maturity in the development of type I Diabetes Mellitus. Israeli Journal of Medical Science, 22-25.
  • Ravid. C., Spitzer, A., Tamir, B., Granot, M., & Noam, R. (1995). Internal body perceptions of Ethiopian Jews who immigrated to Israel. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 17, 630-646.
  • Spitzer, A., Kesselring, A., Ravid, C., Tamir, B., Granot, M., & Noam, R. (1996). Learning about another culture: Project and curricular reflections. Journal of Nursing Education, 35, 322-328.
  • Granot, M., Spitzer, A., Aroian, J.K., Ravid, C., Tamir, B., & Noam, R. (1996). Pregnancy and delivery practice and beliefs of Ethiopian Immigrant women in Israel. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 18, 299-312.
  • Eisenberg, E., & Granot, M. (1998). Education for care givers in pain: Do the right thing right. Pain Clinic, 10, 245-252.
  • Granot, M., Yarnitsky, D., Itszkovits-Eldor, J., Granovsky, Y., Peer, E., & Zimmer, E. Z. (2001). Pain perception in women with dysmenorrhea. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 98, 407-411.
  • Granot, M., Buskila, D., Granovsky, Y., Sprecher, E., Neumann ,L., & Yarintsky, D. (2001). Simultaneous recording of late and ultra-late pain evoked potentials in Fibromyalgia. Clinical Neurophysiology, 112, 1881-1887.
  • Granot, M., Yarintsky, D., Fridman, M., & Zimmer, E. Z. (2002). Enhancement of systemic pain perception in women with Vulvar Vestibulitis. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 109, 863-866.
  • Granot, M., Lowenstein, L., Yarnitsky, D., & Zimmer, E.Z. (2003). Postcesarean section pain prediction by preoperative experimental pain assessment. Anesthesiology, 98, 1422-1426.
  • Granot, M., Sprecher, E., & Yarnitsky, D. (2003). Psychophysics of phasic and tonic heat pain stimuli by quantitative sensory testing in healthy subjects. European Journal of Pain, 7, 139-143.
  • Bowie, J., Sydnor Dobson, K., & Granot, M. (2003). Spirituality and care of prostate cancer patients: A Pilot Study. Journal of the National Medical Association, 95, 951-954.
  • Drach-Zahavy, A., Somech, A., Granot, M., & Spitzer, A. (2004). Can we win them all? Benefits and costs of structured and flexible innovation-implementations. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 25, 217-234.
  • Granot, M., Goldstein-Ferber, S., & Azzam, Z. (2004). Gender differences in the perception of chest pain. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 27, 149-155.
  • Lowenstein, L., Vardi, Y., Deutsch, M., Fridman, M., Gruenwald, I., Granot, M., Sprecher, E., & Yarnitsky, D. (2004). Vulvar vestibulitis severity – assessment by sensory and pain testing modalities. Pain, 107, 47-53.
  • Granot, M., Friedman, M., Yarnitsky, D., Tamir, A., & Zimmer, E. Z. (2004). Primary and Secondary Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome: Systemic pain perception and psychophysical characteristics. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 191, 138-142.
  • Granot, M., Zimmer, E.Z., Friedman, M., Lowenstein, L., & Yarnitsky, D. (2004). Association between quantitative sensory testing, treatment choice and subsequent pain reduction in Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome. Journal of Pain, 5, 226-232.
  • Baron-Epel, O., Granot, M., Badarna, S., & Avrami, S. (2004). Perceptions of breast cancer among Arab Israeli women. Women and Health, 40, 101-116.
  • Bowie, J. V., Sydnor, K. D., Granot, M., & Pargament, K. L. (2004). Spirituality and coping among survivors of prostate cancer. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 22, 41-56.
  • Granot, M., & Lavee, Y. (2005). Psychological factors associated with perception of experimental pain in Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 31, 285-302.
  • Goldstein-Ferber, S., Granot, M., & Zimmer, E.Z. (2005). Catastrophizing labor pain compromises later maternity adjustments. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 192, 826-831.
  • Granot, M. (2005). Personality traits associated with perception of noxious stimuli in women with Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome. Journal of Pain, 6, 168-173.
  • Granot, M, & Nagler, R. (2005). Salivary analysis, pain assessment and personality evaluation in patients with oral sensorial complaints. Journal of Pain, 6, 581-587.
  • Granot, M., & Goldstein-Ferber, S. (2005). The roles of pain catastrophizing and anxiety in the prediction of post-operative pain intensity: A prospective study. Clinical Journal of Pain, 21, 439-445.
  • Goldblatt, H., & Granot, M. (2005). Domestic violence among Druze women in Israel as reflected by health status and somatization level. Women & Health, 42(3), 19-36. [Impact factor 0.613, 12/28, Women Studies]
  • Goldstein-Ferber, S., & Granot, M. (2006). The Association between Somatization and Perceived Ability: Roles in dysmenorrhea among Israeli Arab adolescents. Psychosomatic Medicine, 68, 136-142.
  • Lowenstein, L., Granot, M., Tamir, A., Glik, A., Deutsch, M., Jakobi, P., & Zimmer, E.Z. (2006). Efficacy of suppository analgesia in postabortion pain reduction. Contraceptive, 74, 345-348.
  • Granot, M., Granovsky, Y., Sprecher, E., Nir, R.R., & Yarnitsky, D. (2006). Contact heat-evoked temporal summation: Tonic versus repetitive-phasic stimulation. Pain, 122, 295-305.
  • Strulov, L., Zimmer, E.Z., Granot, M., Tamir, A., Jakobi, P., & Lowenstein, L. (2007). Pain catastrophizing, response to experimental heat stimuli, and post–cesarean section pain. Journal of Pain, 8, 273-279.
  • Granot, M., Khoury, R., Berger, G., Krivoy, N., Braun, E., Aronson, D., & Azzam, Z.S. (2007). Clinical and experimental pain perception is attenuated in patients with painless myocardial infarction. Pain, 15;133(1-3):120-7.
  • Granovsky, Y., Granot, M., Nir, R.R., & Yarnitsky, D. (2008). Objective correlate of subjective pain perception by contact heat evoked potentials. Journal of Pain, 9(1), 53-63.
  • Granot, M., Weissman-Fogel, I., Crispel, Y., Pud, D., Granovsky, Y., Sprecher, E., & Yarnitsky, D. (2008). Determinants of endogenous analgesia magnitude in a diffuse noxious inhibitory control (DNIC) paradigm: Do conditioning stimulus painfulness, gender and personality variables matter? Pain 136(1-2),142-149.
  • Yarnitsky, D., Crispel, Y., Eisenberg, E., Granovsky, Y., Ben-Nun, A., Sprecher, E., Best, L.A., & Granot, M. (2008). Prediction of chronic post-operative pain: pre-operative DNIC testing identifies patients at risk. Pain 15, 138(1), 22-8.
  • Goldblatt, H., Granot, M., Admi, H., & Drach-Zahavi, A. (2008). The experience of being a shift manager in a hospital ward. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 63, 45–53. [Impact factor 1.442, 4/42, Nursing]
  • Weissman-Fogel, .I.,  Granovsky, Y.,  Crispel, Y.,  Ben-Nun A.,  Yarnitsky, D., & Granot, M. (2009). Enhanced pre-surgical pain temporal summation response predicts post-thoracotomy pain intensity during the acute postoperative phase. Journal of Pain
  • Granot M. (2009). Can we predict persistent postoperative pain by testing preoperative experimental pain? Review article. Current Opinion in Anesthesiology 22:425-30.
  • van Lankveld J.D.M, Granot M,. Weijmar Schultz WCM,. Binik YM, Wesselmann U, Pukall CF, Bohm-Starke N, Achtari C. (2010). Women’s sexual pain disorders. Journal of Sexual Medicine. ;7(1 Pt 2):615-31.
  • Landau R, Kraft JC, Flint LY, Carvalho B, Richebé P, Cardoso M, Lavand'homme P, Granot M, Yarnitsky D, Cahana A. (2010). An experimental paradigm for the prediction of Post-Operative Pain (PPOP). J Vis Exp. 2010 27;(35). pii: 1671. doi: 10.3791/1671.PMID: 20107427
  • Halpern, O., Raz, I., Ben-Gal, L., Weizman,  Z., Or-Chen, K, Granot, M. (2010). Prediction of Perineal Trauma During Childbirth by Assessment of Striae Gravidarum Score. Journal of Obstetric and Gynecology Nursing; 39;292-297.
  • Yarnitsky, D., Arendt-Nielsen, L., Bouhassira, D. Edwards, RR., Fillingim, BR., Granot M., Hansson, P., Lautenbacher, S., Marchand, S., Wilder-Smith, O. (2010). Conditioned Pain Modulation (CPM): recommendations on terminology and practice of psychophysical DNIC testing. European J Pain. 14(4). 339.
  • Nisenblat, V., Engel– Eger, B., Ohel, G., & Granot, M. (2010). The association between supra-physiological levels of Estradiol and response pattern to experimental pain. European Journal of Pain. 14(8):840-6.
  • Granot M, Zisman Y, Ram E, Goldstick O, Yovell Y. (2010). Characteristics of attachment style in women with dyspareunia. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy. Journal of sex and marital therapy, 37, 1-16.
  • Nir, RR., Granovsky, Y., Yarnitsky, D., Sprecher E., Granot, M. (2011). A psychophysical study of endogenous analgesia: The role of the conditioning pain in the induction and magnitude of conditioned pain modulation.European Journal of Pain 15:491-7. [IF: 3.819] *A preliminary version appeared in conference (see item F15). Ph.D. student first author
  • Granot, M., Somer, S., Zisman-Ilani, Y., Beny, A., Sadger, R., Mirkin, R., Moont, R., & Yovell, Y. (2011). Characteristics of response to experimental pain in sexually abused women. Clinical Journal of Pain. 27:616-22. [IF 3.114, Ranking: Anesthesiology 6/26, Clinical Neurology 54/185].
  • Drach-Zahavi, A., Goldblatt, H., Granot, M., Hirshmann, S., & Kostinsky, H. (2011).Control: Patients' Aggression in Psychiatric Settings.Qualitative Health Research. 21:43-53. [IF 2.264, 13/56 Health Policy & Services].
  • Granot, M., & Wismman-Fogel, I. (2012). The effect of post-surgical neuroplasticity on the stability of systemic pain perception: a psychophysical study.European Journal of Pain. 16(2):247-55. [IF 3.819]. *A preliminary version appeared in conference (see item F19).
  • Nir, RR., Yarnitsky, D., Honigman, L., Granot, M. (2012). Conditioned Pain Modulation is Reduced due to a Placebo Effect which Decreases the Subjective Perception of the Conditioning Stimulation. Pain.153(1):170-6[IF 5.355]. *A preliminary version appeared in conference (see item F17). Ph.D. student first author
  • Yarnitsky, D., Granot, M., Nahman-Averbuch, H., Khamaisi, M., Granovsky,Y. (2012). Conditioned pain modulation predicts efficacy of duloxetine in painful diabetic neuropathy PAIN. 154(6); 1193-8. [IF 5. 355).
  • Ortner CM, Granot, M, Richebe, P, Cardoso M, Bollag l, Landau R. (2013). Pre-operative Scar Hyperalgesia and Post-operative Pain in Women Undergoing Repeat Cesarean Delivery. European J of pain Pain.17(1):111-23.[IF 5.355].
  • Wilson, H; Carvalho, B, Granot, M., Landau, R. Evaluation of the temporal stability of conditioned pain>modulation inhealthy women over four menstrual cycles at the follicular and lutealphases.PAIN 2013
  • Afanasiev, S., Aharon, Y., Granot M. (2013). Personality type as a predictor for depressive symptoms and reduction in qualityof life among stroke survivals.American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 
  • Nahman-Averbuch, H., Yarnitsky, D., Granovsky,Y., Gerber, E., Dagul, P., Granot, M. (2013). The effect of psychophysical parameters on the ’conditioned pain modulation’ response. Scandinavian Journal of Pain. [IF: 3.819].
  • Yarnitsky D, Granot M, Granovsky Y. (2014) Pain modulation profile and pain therapy: Between pro- and antinociception. Pain.;155(4):663-5
  • Kremer, R., Granot, M., Yarnitsky, D., Crispel, Y., Fadel, S., Best, L., and Nir, RR. The Role of Pain Catastrophizing in the Prediction of Acute and Chronic Postoperative Pain. The Open Pain Journal,  in press
  • Yarnitsky D, Granot M, Granovsky Y. (2014). Pain modulation profile and pain therapy: Between pro- and antinociception. Pain.;155(4):663-5
  • Granot, M, Dagul P., Darawsha W, Aronson, D. (2015). Pain Modulation Efficacy Affects Delay in Seeking Medical Help in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction. PAIN 156(1):192-8.
  • Yarnitsky, D., Bouhassira, D.,  Drewes, A., Fillingim, RB.,  Granot, M., Hansson, P, Landau, R.,  Marchand, S., Matre, D., Nielsen, KB.,  Stubhaug, A., Treede, RD, Wilder-Smith, O. (2015). Recommendations on practice of conditioned pain modulation (CPM) testing. European J. Pai.;19(6):805-6.


Chapters in Books:

  • Yarnitsky, D., & Granot, M. (2006). Quantitative Sensory Testing. In F. Cervero & T. Jensen (Eds.), Handbook of clinical neurology (pp. 395-407). Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Van Lankveld,  J.D.M., Granot, M., Weijmar Schultz, W.C.M,. Binik, Y.M, Wesselmann, U., Pukall, K., Bohm-Starke, N., & Achtari, C. (2009). Women sexual pain disorders. In T.F. Lue, R. Basson, R. Rosen, F. Giuliano, S. Khoury, & F. Montorsi (Eds.), Sexual medicine: Sexual dysfunctions in men and women. Paris, France: Health Publications.
  • Goldblatt, H., & Granot, M. (2009). Domestic violence implications for Druze women’s health in Israel. In F. Azaiza, H. Abu-Baker, R. Hertz-Lazarowits, & A. Ghanem, (Eds.), Arab women in Israel: Current status and future trends (pp. 163-179). Tel-Aviv, Israel: Ramot Publishers. (in Hebrew).


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