Drs. Lawson and Del Pozo have summarized the research results and treatment intervention in their book, The Gut Solution: A Guide for Parents with Children who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Recurrent Abdominal Pain (LHP, 2013).

Reduced Healthcare Utilization Achieved by a Multidisciplinary Behavioral Intervention for Adolescents with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): Four Year Healthcare Utilization Data Including Diagnostic and Imaging Studies, Number and Nature of Healthcare Visits. Submitted to Digestive Disease Week, 2015. Amir Kalani, MD PhD, Meghan Gilroy, MD, Jessica Del Pozo, PhD, Tashia Orr, BS, Michael Lawson, PhD.

Characteristics of Healthcare Visits During the Crisis Year of Adolescents with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Predict Future Gastrointestinal (GI) Healthcare Utilization. Submitted to Digestive Disease Week, 2015. Amir Kalani, MD PhD, Meghan Gilroy, MD, Jessica Del Pozo, PhD, Michael Lawson, PhD.

Recognizing the “Crisis Year” in Adolescent Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS); an Effective Program that can Reduce Healthcare Utilization. Presented at Digestive Disease Week, May 2013, Orlando, Florida. Presented by: Amir Kalani, MD PhD, Andrea Grimm, MD, Leslie Crebassa, MD, William Mow, MD, Jessica Del Pozo, PhD, Ptratima Kodali, MD, Michael Lawson, MD, PhD.

Non-GI Related Healthcare Utilization of Adolescents with Irritable Bowel Syndrome: The Effect of a Behavioral Intervention. Meghan Gilroy, MD, Amir Kalani, MD PhD, Adrea Griem, MD, Leslie Crebassa, MD, Jessica Del Pozo, PhD, Monica Randel, RD, Andre Shaw, Robert Randel, & Michael Lawson, MD.

(Abstract) Kalani A, Griem A, Crebassa L, Mow W, Del Pozo J, Kodali P, Lawson M. A simple intervention program decreases resource utilization for adolescents with irritable bowel syndrome. Am J Gastroenterol 2012;107:S700.

Funding & Publications

2010 Kaiser Foundation Research Community Grant, Reduction in Morbidity and Health Care Utilization in Adolescents with Recurrent Abdominal Complaints Through Brief Behavioral Intervention.

Lawson, MJ, Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Audio-Digest FAMILY PRACTICE, 2010, January 28, Issue 04

Lawson, MJ. Overview of irritable bowel syndrome. Audio-Digest Gastroenterology, 2009, August 7, Vol 23, issue 15.

Lawson, MJ Effective Management of IBS. Audio-Digest Gastroenterology, Vol 17 Issue 06, June 28, 2003.

A Kalani, T Orr, S Balasubramanian, R Gage, M Randel, A Shaw, R Randel, A Lene, S Visger , MJ Lawson, A behavioral medicine program reduces symptoms and resource utilization in adolescents with recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) GESA Meeting, Brisbane, Australia, Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2008;23 (Suppl. 4): A288.

2004-2008 Principal Investigator (M Lawson) Novartis
A One-year open label, multicenter, extension study to CHTF919D2302 to assess the Long term safety of Tegaserod 6mg BID given orally in female patients with symptoms of dyspepsia.

200 –2007 Principal Investigator (M Lawson) Novartis
A 6 week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study, to assess the efficacy and safety of oral tegaserod (6mg bid) and placebo in female patients with dyspepsia.

MJ Lawson, R Johnson, TL Orr, MP Pauly, K Ngissah
Attending IBS Class Reduces Utilization of Resources.
Gastroenterology, 2000; 118: 5444

Gevirtz, R., Bigham, E., Lemke (Del Pozo), J., Strack, B. (2000). The prevalence of recurrent abdominal pain in children in and after school program. Abstract and poster presented at the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 11.

MJ Lawson, RK Knight, K Tran, G Walker, IC Roberts-Thomson Failure Of Enteric-Coated Peppermint Oil in the Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Randomized,Double-Blind Crossover Study, Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, (1988); 3:235-238

MJ Lawson , AK Gant, A Paull, TR Read, Time distribution of abdominal pain in functional intestinal disorders. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine (1980); 10:368.

MJ Lawson , AK Grant, A Paull, TR Read, Significance of Nocturnal Abdominal Pain: A Prospective Study, British Medical Journal (1979), 280: 1302.