The Pain TRAIL: Translational Research in Assessment and Intervention Lab

Our Research

Our scientific pursuits are specific to investigating the interactive influences of biological, psychosocial, cognitive, and behavioral factors associated with chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions with an emphasis on stress, aging, health disparities, and resilience. 

The intentions underlying our investigations are to:

  1. Elucidate biological measures reflecting the stress-related biological burden resulting from chronic pain conditions
  2. Delineate resilience and vulnerability factors for prevention and treatment
  3. Identify and investigate bio-behavioral strategies that optimize and/or serve as effective interventions in the treatment of chronic pain

Our Goals

The overarching goals of our efforts are to contribute to the research and medical community by improving the assessment of and appreciation for the biological impression of chronic pain, formulating a clinical composite for assessing and evaluating treatment interventions, and identifying strategies and targets to prevent, reduce, or ameliorate chronic pain. 

Areas of Investigation

  • Deciphering the Code of Chronic Pain
  • Measuring the Biological Burden
  • Evaluating the Neurobiological Interface
  • Investigating the Role of Dispositional Traits 
  • Delineating Resilience Factors
  • Bolstering Treatment and Reducing Pain
  • Unraveling Health Disparities

Contact Us

Kimberly Sibille
Department: MD-AGING-CLINICAL RESEARCH

Kimberly Sibille Ph.D., M.A.

Associate Professor; Director Of The Pain TRAIL
Rene Przkora
Department: MD-ANEST-CHRONIC PAIN MED

Rene Przkora MD, PhD

Professor Of Anesthesiology; Chief, Pain Medicine Division; Director, Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship