Our program seeks to understand and treat psychological and psychophysiological factors and processes that are associated with the onset, maintenance, and resolution of chronic pain. We study and treat chronic pain in a number of disease states including low back and failed back surgery syndromes, fibromyalgia, sickle cell disease, headaches, neuropathic conditions, phantom limb pains, post-surgical pains, urological and gastric pains. We also treat hypertension, Raynaud’s Disease, and conditions where autonomic dysregulation is common.
Research in our laboratory primarily focuses on psychosocial and medical factors that influence the manifestation of Sickle Cell Disease, genetic and medical factors in Fibromyalgia, and the manifestation and treatment of chronic pain in diverse and multicultural populations.
We host MD and PhD trainees in all phases of academic development to include undergraduate, graduate, practicum, internship, and post-doctoral training experiences.