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Current Studies

Back Pain & Motor Control

The purpose of this study is to understand how movement influences pain and how pain influences movement, and to identify the brain circuits that allow this to happen.

PROACT

This project examines the effect of a five day course of mindfulness meditation and transcranial direct current stimulation on pain modulatory balance and pain-related brain function and chronic pain in older adults with knee osteoarthritis.

NEPAL

This project examines different factors as they relate to the aging brain, including pain sensitivity, walking ability, and thinking and memory.

UCOPE

This project examines the effects of Oxytocin on chronic pain in older adults with knee osteoarthritis.

ARIAA-2

This project examines the effect of a 7-week resilience-based intervention on pain and functioning in older adults with low back pain.

UPLOAD-2

This study examines ethnic group differences in clinical symptoms, systemic inflammation, psychosocial functioning, and pain-related central nervous system (CNS) structure and function at baseline and over a four-year follow-up period among older adults with knee osteoarthritis.