Pain rehabilitation

The research activities of the adult Comprehensive Pain Rehabilitation Center and the Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program focus on the clinical outcomes of these unique multidisciplinary programs.


  • Evaluating functional disability and psychological distress, including depression, pain catastrophizing and anxiety in adolescents with pain
  • Targeting effectiveness of pain rehabilitation in adolescents with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, the effects of acceptance on important outcome variables, and the role of Vitamin D and inattention in pain
  • Evaluating the contribution of parenting style on functioning in pediatric pain patients
  • Developing a biobank for adolescents with chronic pain in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
  • Evaluating the relationships between family factors and opioid use in chronic pain patients
  • Evaluating the effects of family substance abuse on opioid use in chronic pain
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary pain program in the treatment of chronic pain
  • Determining genetic factors in chronic pain