|Entry Date||March 26, 2021|
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|2. Tell us about your current program of research and/or activities and projects that you are currently involved in.|
Currently I have two lines of research: 1) Understanding the pain response (static/dynamic) of young healthy individuals for comparison with aging and clinical populations, and 2) the influence of exercise on the neurophysiological mechanisms of pain.
|4. Where do you see your career going in the future? What are your goals and aspirations?|
My goals are to better understand how exercise influences the pain response. Specifically, I wish to better understand the interaction between the spinal and supraspinal mechanisms of pain and how exercise influences this interaction.
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|5. Tell us something fun that you do in your spare time or any hobbies that you enjoy.|
Currently my hobbies include playing/raising my daughter, wood working, and resistance exercise.
|3. Tell us about how you got involved in pain and/or aging research. Was there a moment that inspired you?|
As a Ph.D student with a background in exercise physiology, I focused my research on nociceptive reflexes of the spine. From there I wanted to better understand the pain experience better. Due to this I reached out to PRICE and was accepted as a Post Doctoral Associated with pain, exercise, and aging research under the direction of Dr. Joseph L. Riley III.