Jason Kutch, PhD

Title(s)Associate Professor
SchoolHerman Ostrow School of Dentistry of Usc
AddressCHP 155
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-9006
Phone+1 323 442 5550
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    Understanding brain and spinal cord networks controlling muscle fibers with neuroimaging, electrophysiology, and mathematical models; optimizing rehabilitation for restoring normal control of muscle in individuals with chronic pain.

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    Motor cortical neuromodulation in women with Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome: reducing pain by improving brain and muscle activity
    NIH R01DK121724Aug 15, 2020 - Apr 30, 2025
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Sensorimotor impairments in men with Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome: relationship of resting state brain activity to pelvic floor muscle activation
    NIH R01DK110669Feb 1, 2017 - Jan 31, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain (MAPP) Research Network Discovery Site
    NIH U01DK082370Sep 15, 2008 - Jun 30, 2022
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Neuromechanics of Differential Motor Unit Activation in Multifunctional Muscles
    NIH F31NS057855Feb 1, 2007 - Jan 31, 2010
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Impaired Ability to Relax Pelvic Floor Muscles in Men With Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome. Phys Ther. 2022 07 04; 102(7). Yani MS, Eckel SP, Kirages DJ, Rodriguez LV, Corcos DM, Kutch JJ. PMID: 35576002; PMCID: PMC9618172.
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    2. Paired associative stimulation applied to the cortex can increase resting-state functional connectivity: A proof of principle study. Neurosci Lett. 2022 07 27; 784:136753. Hooyman A, Garbin A, Fisher BE, Kutch JJ, Winstein CJ. PMID: 35753613.
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    3. Is Pelvic Floor Muscle Tenderness a Distinct Urologic Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome Phenotype? Findings from the Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain Research Network Symptom Pattern Study. J Urol. 2022 08; 208(2):341-349. Gupta P, Gallop R, Spitznagle T, Lai H, Tu F, Krieger JN, Clemens JQ, Bradley CS, Yang C, Sutcliffe S, Moldwin R, Kreder K, Kutch J, Rodriguez LV. PMID: 35344391.
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    4. Analytic consistency and neural correlates of peak alpha frequency in the study of pain. J Neurosci Methods. 2022 Feb 15; 368:109460. McLain NJ, Yani MS, Kutch JJ. PMID: 34958820; PMCID: PMC9236562.
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    5. Cerebral Perfusion and Sensory Testing Results Differ in Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome Patients with and without Fibromyalgia: A Site-Specific MAPP Network Study. J Pain Res. 2021; 14:3887-3895. Deutsch G, Deshpande H, Lai HH, Kutch JJ, Ness TJ. PMID: 34992450; PMCID: PMC8711634.
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    6. Evidence for increased neuromuscular drive following spinal manipulation in individuals with subacromial pain syndrome. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2021 12; 90:105485. Hegarty AK, Hsu M, Roy JS, Kardouni JR, Kutch JJ, Michener LA. PMID: 34571486; PMCID: PMC8793937.
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    7. 12 weeks of strength training improves fluid cognition in older adults: A nonrandomized pilot trial. PLoS One. 2021; 16(7):e0255018. Macaulay TR, Pa J, Kutch JJ, Lane CJ, Duncan D, Yan L, Schroeder ET. PMID: 34293060; PMCID: PMC8297768.
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    8. Corticomotor excitability of gluteus maximus and hip extensor strength: The influence of sex. Hum Mov Sci. 2021 Aug; 78:102830. Shih Y, Fisher BE, Kutch JJ, Powers CM. PMID: 34130254; PMCID: PMC9236563.
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    9. Individuals with recurrent low back pain exhibit further altered frontal plane trunk control in remission than when in pain. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2021 07; 87:105391. Shih HS, Van Dillen LR, Kutch JJ, Kulig K. PMID: 34118490; PMCID: PMC8392132.
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    10. Natural bladder filling alters resting brain function at multiple spatial scales: a proof-of-concept MAPP Network Neuroimaging Study. Sci Rep. 2020 11 16; 10(1):19901. Mawla I, Schrepf A, Ichesco E, Harte SE, Klumpp DJ, Griffith JW, Strachan E, Yang CC, Lai H, Andriole G, Magnotta VA, Kreder K, Clauw DJ, Harris RE, Clemens JQ, Landis JR, Mullins C, Rodriguez LV, Mayer EA, Kutch JJ. PMID: 33199816; PMCID: PMC7669903.
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    11. Sensitivity of functional connectivity to periaqueductal gray localization, with implications for identifying disease-related changes in chronic visceral pain: A MAPP Research Network neuroimaging study. Neuroimage Clin. 2020; 28:102443. Fenske SJ, Bierer D, Chelimsky G, Conant L, Ustine C, Yan K, Chelimsky T, Kutch JJ. PMID: 33027702; PMCID: PMC7548991.
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    12. The probability of choosing both hands depends on an interaction between motor capacity and limb-specific control in chronic stroke. Exp Brain Res. 2020 Nov; 238(11):2569-2579. Varghese R, Kutch JJ, Schweighofer N, Winstein CJ. PMID: 32880681; PMCID: PMC7554092.
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    13. Salience network functional connectivity is spatially heterogeneous across sensorimotor cortex in healthy humans. Neuroimage. 2020 11 01; 221:117177. Hegarty AK, Yani MS, Albishi A, Michener LA, Kutch JJ. PMID: 32702484; PMCID: PMC8462097.
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    14. The Multidisciplinary Approach to The Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain (MAPP) Research Network*: Design and implementation of the Symptom Patterns Study (SPS). Neurourol Urodyn. 2020 08; 39(6):1803-1814. Clemens JQ, Kutch JJ, Mayer EA, Naliboff BD, Rodriguez LV, Klumpp DJ, Schaeffer AJ, Kreder KJ, Clauw DJ, Harte SE, Schrepf AD, Williams DA, Andriole GL, Lai HH, Buchwald D, Lucia MS, van Bokhoven A, Mackey S, Moldwin RM, Pontari MA, Stephens-Shields AJ, Mullins C, Landis JR. PMID: 32578257; PMCID: PMC8025696.
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    15. When 90% of the variance is not enough: residual EMG from muscle synergy extraction influences task performance. J Neurophysiol. 2020 06 01; 123(6):2180-2190. Barradas VR, Kutch JJ, Kawase T, Koike Y, Schweighofer N. PMID: 32267198; PMCID: PMC7311728.
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    16. Relationship between Interhemispheric Inhibition and Dexterous Hand Performance in Musicians and Non-musicians. Sci Rep. 2019 08 09; 9(1):11574. Kuo YL, Kutch JJ, Fisher BE. PMID: 31399612; PMCID: PMC6689014.
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    17. Impact of early adverse life events and sex on functional brain networks in patients with urological chronic pelvic pain syndrome (UCPPS): A MAPP Research Network study. PLoS One. 2019; 14(6):e0217610. Gupta A, Bhatt RR, Naliboff BD, Kutch JJ, Labus JS, Vora PP, Alaverdyan M, Schrepf A, Lutgendorf S, Mayer EA, MAPP Research Network. PMID: 31220089; PMCID: PMC6586272.
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    18. Motor cortical neuromodulation of pelvic floor muscle tone: Potential implications for the treatment of urologic conditions. Neurourol Urodyn. 2019 08; 38(6):1517-1523. Yani MS, Fenske SJ, Rodriguez LV, Kutch JJ. PMID: 31044482; PMCID: PMC6660362.
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    19. Urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome: insights from the MAPP Research Network. Nat Rev Urol. 2019 03; 16(3):187-200. Clemens JQ, Mullins C, Ackerman AL, Bavendam T, van Bokhoven A, Ellingson BM, Harte SE, Kutch JJ, Lai HH, Martucci KT, Moldwin R, Naliboff BD, Pontari MA, Sutcliffe S, Landis JR, MAPP Research Network Study Group. PMID: 30560936; PMCID: PMC6800057.
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    20. Changes in brain white matter structure are associated with urine proteins in urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome (UCPPS): A MAPP Network study. PLoS One. 2018; 13(12):e0206807. Woodworth DC, Dagher A, Curatolo A, Sachdev M, Ashe-McNalley C, Naliboff BD, Labus JS, Landis JR, Kutch JJ, Mayer EA, Lee RS, Moses MA, Ellingson BM, MAPP Research Network. PMID: 30517112; PMCID: PMC6281196.
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    21. Distributed representation of pelvic floor muscles in human motor cortex. Sci Rep. 2018 05 08; 8(1):7213. Yani MS, Wondolowski JH, Eckel SP, Kulig K, Fisher BE, Gordon JE, Kutch JJ. PMID: 29740105; PMCID: PMC5940845.
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    22. Brain signature and functional impact of centralized pain: a multidisciplinary approach to the study of chronic pelvic pain (MAPP) network study. Pain. 2017 Oct; 158(10):1979-1991. Kutch JJ, Ichesco E, Hampson JP, Labus JS, Farmer MA, Martucci KT, Ness TJ, Deutsch G, Apkarian AV, Mackey SC, Klumpp DJ, Schaeffer AJ, Rodriguez LV, Kreder KJ, Buchwald D, Andriole GL, Lai HH, Mullins C, Kusek JW, Landis JR, Mayer EA, Clemens JQ, Clauw DJ, Harris RE, MAPP Research Network. PMID: 28692006; PMCID: PMC5964335.
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    23. The motor cortical representation of a muscle is not homogeneous in brain connectivity. Exp Brain Res. 2017 09; 235(9):2767-2776. Smith JA, Albishi A, Babikian S, Asavasopon S, Fisher BE, Kutch JJ. PMID: 28631147.
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    24. Resting-state functional connectivity predicts longitudinal pain symptom change in urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome: a MAPP network study. Pain. 2017 06; 158(6):1069-1082. Kutch JJ, Labus JS, Harris RE, Martucci KT, Farmer MA, Fenske S, Fling C, Ichesco E, Peltier S, Petre B, Guo W, Hou X, Stephens AJ, Mullins C, Clauw DJ, Mackey SC, Apkarian AV, Landis JR, Mayer EA, MAPP Research Network. PMID: 28328579; PMCID: PMC5435510.
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    25. Using Contingent Reinforcement to Augment Muscle Activation After Perinatal Brachial Plexus Injury: A Pilot Study. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr. 2017 Oct 20; 37(5):555-565. Duff SV, Sargent B, Kutch JJ, Berggren J, Leiby BE, Fetters L. PMID: 28426263.
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    26. Beta Band Corticomuscular Drive Reflects Muscle Coordination Strategies. Front Comput Neurosci. 2017; 11:17. Reyes A, Laine CM, Kutch JJ, Valero-Cuevas FJ. PMID: 28420975; PMCID: PMC5378725.
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    27. Cortical activity predicts good variation in human motor output. Exp Brain Res. 2017 04; 235(4):1139-1147. Babikian S, Kanso E, Kutch JJ. PMID: 28161821.
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    28. Brain white matter changes associated with urological chronic pelvic pain syndrome: multisite neuroimaging from a MAPP case-control study. Pain. 2016 12; 157(12):2782-2791. Huang L, Kutch JJ, Ellingson BM, Martucci KT, Harris RE, Clauw DJ, Mackey S, Mayer EA, Schaeffer AJ, Apkarian AV, Farmer MA, MAPP Research Network. PMID: 27842046; PMCID: PMC5117992.
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    29. Altered brain connectivity in dysmenorrhea: pain modulation and the motor cortex. Pain. 2016 Jan; 157(1):5-6. Kutch JJ, Tu FF. PMID: 26683107; PMCID: PMC4941100.
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    30. Brain Connectivity Associated with Muscle Synergies in Humans. J Neurosci. 2015 Nov 04; 35(44):14708-16. Rana M, Yani MS, Asavasopon S, Fisher BE, Kutch JJ. PMID: 26538643; PMCID: PMC4635125.
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    31. Unique Microstructural Changes in the Brain Associated with Urological Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (UCPPS) Revealed by Diffusion Tensor MRI, Super-Resolution Track Density Imaging, and Statistical Parameter Mapping: A MAPP Network Neuroimaging Study. PLoS One. 2015; 10(10):e0140250. Woodworth D, Mayer E, Leu K, Ashe-McNalley C, Naliboff BD, Labus JS, Tillisch K, Kutch JJ, Farmer MA, Apkarian AV, Johnson KA, Mackey SC, Ness TJ, Landis JR, Deutsch G, Harris RE, Clauw DJ, Mullins C, Ellingson BM, MAPP Research Network. PMID: 26460744; PMCID: PMC4604194.
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    32. Altered resting state neuromotor connectivity in men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: A MAPP: Research Network Neuroimaging Study. Neuroimage Clin. 2015; 8:493-502. Kutch JJ, Yani MS, Asavasopon S, Kirages DJ, Rana M, Cosand L, Labus JS, Kilpatrick LA, Ashe-McNalley C, Farmer MA, Johnson KA, Ness TJ, Deutsch G, Harris RE, Apkarian AV, Clauw DJ, Mackey SC, Mullins C, Mayer EA. PMID: 26106574; PMCID: PMC4474411.
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    33. Reliability of superficial male pelvic floor structural measurements using linear-array transperineal sonography. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2015 Feb; 41(2):610-7. Roll SC, Rana M, Sigward SM, Yani MS, Kirages DJ, Kutch JJ. PMID: 25444690; PMCID: PMC4297525.
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    34. Cortical activation associated with muscle synergies of the human male pelvic floor. J Neurosci. 2014 Oct 08; 34(41):13811-8. Asavasopon S, Rana M, Kirages DJ, Yani MS, Fisher BE, Hwang DH, Lohman EB, Berk LS, Kutch JJ. PMID: 25297107; PMCID: PMC4188976.
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    35. Alterations in resting state oscillations and connectivity in sensory and motor networks in women with interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome. J Urol. 2014 Sep; 192(3):947-55. Kilpatrick LA, Kutch JJ, Tillisch K, Naliboff BD, Labus JS, Jiang Z, Farmer MA, Apkarian AV, Mackey S, Martucci KT, Clauw DJ, Harris RE, Deutsch G, Ness TJ, Yang CC, Maravilla K, Mullins C, Mayer EA. PMID: 24681331; PMCID: PMC4432915.
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    36. Decrease in muscle contraction time complements neural maturation in the development of dynamic manipulation. J Neurosci. 2013 Sep 18; 33(38):15050-5. Dayanidhi S, Kutch JJ, Valero-Cuevas FJ. PMID: 24048835; PMCID: PMC3776057.
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    37. Transperineal Sonography Evaluation of Muscles and Vascularity in the Male Pelvic Floor. J Diagn Med Sonogr. 2013 Jan; 29(1):3-10. Roll SC, Kutch JJ. PMID: 23814769; PMCID: PMC3694581.
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    38. A Novel Synthesis of Computational Approaches Enables Optimization of Grasp Quality of Tendon-Driven Hands. IEEE Trans Robot. 2012 Aug; 28(4):958-966. Inouye JM, Kutch JJ, Valero-Cuevas FJ. PMID: 23335864; PMCID: PMC3546350.
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    39. Challenges and new approaches to proving the existence of muscle synergies of neural origin. PLoS Comput Biol. 2012; 8(5):e1002434. Kutch JJ, Valero-Cuevas FJ. PMID: 22570602; PMCID: PMC3342930.
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    40. Muscle redundancy does not imply robustness to muscle dysfunction. J Biomech. 2011 Apr 29; 44(7):1264-70. Kutch JJ, Valero-Cuevas FJ. PMID: 21420091; PMCID: PMC3090003.
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    41. Extraction of individual muscle mechanical action from endpoint force. J Neurophysiol. 2010 Jun; 103(6):3535-46. Kutch JJ, Kuo AD, Rymer WZ. PMID: 20393065; PMCID: PMC2888544.
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    42. Computational hypothesis testing for neuromuscular systems. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2010; 2010:5436-9. Kutch JJ, Valero-Cuevas FJ. PMID: 21096278.
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    43. Computational Models for Neuromuscular Function. IEEE Rev Biomed Eng. 2009; 2:110-135. Valero-Cuevas FJ, Hoffmann H, Kurse MU, Kutch JJ, Theodorou EA. PMID: 21687779; PMCID: PMC3116649.
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    44. Endpoint force fluctuations reveal flexible rather than synergistic patterns of muscle cooperation. J Neurophysiol. 2008 Nov; 100(5):2455-71. Kutch JJ, Kuo AD, Bloch AM, Rymer WZ. PMID: 18799603; PMCID: PMC2585402.
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    45. Analysis of the effects of firing rate and synchronization on spike-triggered averaging of multidirectional motor unit torque. J Comput Neurosci. 2007 Jun; 22(3):347-61. Kutch JJ, Suresh NL, Bloch AM, Rymer WZ. PMID: 17377834.
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    46. Human elbow joint torque is linearly encoded in electromyographic signals from multiple muscles. Neurosci Lett. 2001 Sep 28; 311(2):97-100. Kutch JJ, Buchanan TS. PMID: 11567787.
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