Research Interests:

Our long-term academic goals are to improve the clinical management of pain by advancing knowledge about mechanisms, treatments and functional impact of painful conditions. Using a translational ("bench-to-bedside-to-bench") approach, these goals are being addressed by research programs in the areas listed below:
  • Analgesic drug combinations in acute and chronic pain

  • Differential mechanisms & treatment responses of spontaneous vs. stimulus-evoked pain

  • Impact of pain conditions and pain treatment on function and work-related outcomes

  • Gender differences in pain reporting and pain treatment response