Members

Pain

Chair
Mark Connelly, PhD
Susmita Kashikar-Zuck, PhD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Vice Chair
Jennifer Weiss, MD
Jennifer Weiss, MD
Hackensack University Children’s Hospital

Committee Description/Overview

Pain remains one of the most common concerns among children and adolescents presenting to rheumatology providers.  The Pain Research Committee is dedicated to using interdisciplinary, multi-stakeholder collaborative research to optimize the assessment, understanding, and treatment of pain across all conditions seen in the practice of pediatric rheumatology.

Workgroups

  • Assessment of chronic widespread pain in patients with JIA (lead:  Melissa Tesher, MD)
  • iCanCope Pain Self-Management App (lead:  Jennifer Stinson, PhD)
  • Fibromyalgia Integrative Training (FIT Teens) (lead:  Susmita Kashikar-Zuck, PhD)
  • Registry Pain Data (lead:  Sabrina Gmuca, MD)
  • Decision Support for Pain in JIA (lead: Karine Toupin April, PhD)

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Additional Current Content

NIH opportunities for supporting pain research, including information on the NIH HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-Term) Initiative, can be found by clicking here