About our Research

Our group is focused on using strong research methods and state of the art neuroimaging tools to investigate the emotional and cognitive factors that influence pain as well as the neural plastic changes that occur in chronic pain. We use neuropsychology, pharmacology, clinical research, and/or neuroimaging approaches to investigate normal pain processing, pain disorders, and treatment options.

Among our current research are studies looking at the use of real-time fMRI feedback to improve control over pain, and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to study how various brain regions impact pain processing. We are also studying various treatments, such as low dose naltrexone (LDN) for complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and acupuncture for pain relief. Read our current studies page to learn more or check out our chronic pain page.

Participate in Research

By following the link you will be directed to a survey that will help us determine if and in which of our studies you might be eligible to participate in. This survey is intended for adults only! Please do not follow the link to the survey if you are under 18 years of age. You may choose not to participate in this survey, or not to speak with us further about our research at any time, without affecting your medical treatment. Completing this survey is voluntary and is not related to your medical treatment. All the information we collect will remain as confidential as possible as required by law. We will never share your personal identifying information outside of the Stanford School of Medicine Researchers who are approved to access this information.