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Stanford Pain Relief Innovations Lab

We are dedicated to conducting science that ultimately seeks to empower individuals to have greater control over their health and lives.

Our Research

The Pain and Brain Innovations Lab is dedicated to conducting science that ultimately seeks to empower individuals to have greater control over their health and lives.

Help rename the term "pain catastrophizing"

This is a patient-centered project being led by a group of committed, interested pain researchers, patients, patient advocates, and pain clinicians.

We aim to understand the perspective of patients and healthcare providers with regard to the term "pain catastrophizing."

About Our Lab

The Pain Relief Innovations Lab exists in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, and within the Division of Pain Medicine. The lab is co-located with the Stanford Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab and collaborates closely across a range of research projects and topics.

NEWS

Life after opioids: 'We have not served our patients well'

More than 3 million Australians are living with chronic pain, and the medical system is struggling to help them as it turns away from its reliance on opioids

Active Research Efforts

  • Characterize the needs of people with pain and health conditions across the continuum of care
  • Develop and investigate behavioral interventions that are scalable, accessible, low-burden, and low-cost
  • Investigate methods to prevent acute pain from becoming persistent or chronic
  • Integrate patient-centered methods into research and clinical innovations

Fellowship and Training Opportunities

Post-doctoral research fellowship opportunities exist through the Stanford Division of Pain Medicine's NIDA-funded T-32 fellowship and through existing grants and other financial support.