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Bio-behavioral Core

Office Work

Bio-behavioral Core:  


Wolf Mehling, MD - Biobehavioral Core Director, Family and Community Medicine, Professor

Irina Strigo, PhD - Co-Director, Psychiatry, Associate Professor


  1. To provide, maintain, and support state-of-the-art self-report measures, quantitative sensory testing (QST) and brain imaging methods for evaluating and classifying individual processing of cLBP.

  2. To provide infrastructure for validation and clinical utility determination for the emerging biobehavioral data elements in individuals with cLBP.

  3. To develop and provide evidence-based novel interventions for chronic low back pain that leverage existing knowledge of the biopsychosocial model of pain as well as knowledge gained from aims 1-2.

  4. To provide forums for stimulating collaboration, learning, and improving upon our current approaches where we will present new research and technology innovation to the REACH and BACPAC communities.


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