Chronic pain is a major public health issue with significant functional and financial consequences affecting individuals, the community, and the healthcare system. Even more concerning, the consequences of chronic pain extend beyond disability and decreased quality of life to include an increased incidence of morbidity and mortality. Research investigation and clinical management of chronic pain is difficult due to significant individual variability and the lack of biological indices with which to evaluate risk and protective factors, progression, and treatment response.

Collaborating Institutions

The Pain TRAIL lab works collaboratively with several facilities, centers and labs within the University of Florida. These partnerships provide opportunities to facilitate the development and promotion of advancing student education, training across the research spectrum, and conducting clinical translational research.