Ann Vincent, M.D., studies the assessment and management of complex symptoms, including pain and chronic fatigue, frequently reported by patients who present to general internal medicine and integrative medicine clinics. Her interests include evaluating the role of physical activity, emotional well-being, mind-body practices, natural products and other complementary health approaches in mitigating symptoms and improving quality of life. In addition to studying lifestyle factors and integrative medicine approaches, Dr. Vincent's research includes the study of biomarkers to guide assessment and management of symptoms.
- Symptom clusters in fibromyalgia
- Comorbid conditions common in fibromyalgia, such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, rheumatologic conditions, sleep disorders, depression and anxiety
- Assessment of fatigue
- Mind-body practices to decrease symptom burden
- Biomarker assessment to guide symptom management
Significance to patient care
Dr. Vincent's hope is that through her research, clinicians may be better equipped to individualize symptom management and improve quality of life for patients with chronic pain.