Pain and Translational Symptom Science

Areas of Research:

  • Brain imaging and pain processing
  • Brain-gut axis
  • Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN)
  • Chronic abdominal pain
  • Co-morbid pain and depression
  • Genetic predictors of pain modulation
  • Gut microbiota
  • Modeling chemotherapy associated post-menopausal weight gain and cognitive function
  • Neurobiology of placebo and nocebo effects
  • Observationally-induced hypoalgesia
  • Physical activity
  • Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST)
  • Sex steroid hormones
  • Social learning
  • Stress
  • The roles of signaling molecules and pathways in chronic and persistent pain
  • Weight gain and breast cancer chemotherapy
  • Virtual reality mechanisms

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Susan G. Dorsey, PhD, RN, FAAN
Chair, Pain and Translational Symptom Science

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