Research Centers

Our centers' extramurally funded investigators study a variety of critical health problems including acute and chronic pain, nonpharmacological pain therapies and alternatives to opioids, impulsivity and drug abuse, neuromuscular disorders, sleep, digital therapeutics and web-based interventions, placebo effects in health care and health care organizational issues, bone health.

The University of Maryland School of Nursing is home to five organized research centers.

Biology and Behavior Across the Lifespan (BBAL) Organized Research Center

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BBAL investigates the management of disease, the optimization of health, and the ways in which biological findings can influence disease prevalence and progression.

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University of Maryland Center to Advance Chronic Pain Research (CACPR)

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CACPR is a campus-wide entity that seeks to promote cutting edge basic, translational, and clinical biomedical research that will advance our understanding and treatment of chronic pain.

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Center for Health Equity and Outcomes Research (CHEOR)

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CHEOR aims improve health outcomes and eliminate health inequities.

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Placebo Beyond Opinions (PBO) Center

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The PBO Center promotes interdisciplinary investigation of the placebo phenomenon in health care and nurtures a higher education placebo research program.

Symptom Science Using Neuroscientific and Psychological Approaches (SYNAPSE) Center

The SYNAPSE Center conducts research to predict, prevent, and treat medical symptoms by leveraging research on the psychology of mental states and perception along with their underlying neurobiological substrates.