Bio-behavioral Core

Bio-behavioral Core:  

LEADS

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

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

 

AIMS

  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.

APPROACH

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