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Clinical Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Patient Safety and Simulation
Effective Use of Health Care Resources
Steven K. Howard
Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our laboratory is active in the study of human performance of medical personnel. We are actively involved in teaching health care personnel the techniques of crisis resource management (CRM) using realistic simulation. Research on sleep deprivation and fatigue and the performance of health care personnel is also an active area of study.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests - Employ outcomes tracking to delineate risk & resilience factors in youth with pediatric pain.
- Understand the role of peers, parents/caregivers, & systems (e.g., family, school, hospital, community) in the management of pediatric pain conditions.
- Improve functioning, behavioral health, and quality of life in youth with discomfort and their families through provision of evidence-based therapies.
- Empower families & sensitize providers to the importance of therapeutic collaborations.