About the Pain Research Working Group (PRWG)

The Veterans Health Administration Pain Research Working Group (PRWG) was developed to support one of the key objectives of the VHA National Pain Management Strategy, namely "Identifying research opportunities and priorities in pain management and facilitating collaborative research efforts." Presently, the PRWG hosts regular webinar presentations by leading chronic pain health services researchers. 

Upcoming Presentations

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Past Presentations

Implementation of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies for Chronic Pain
Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Goldsmith
Date: June 6, 2022
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Naloxone Prescribing to Acute and Chronic Pain Patients
Speakers: Drs. Fares Qeadan & Erin Madden
Date: May 4, 2022
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Older Adults’ Use of Nonpharmacologic Approaches for Chronic Pain: Applying a Person-Focused Model for Research and Clinical Care
Speakers: Drs. Sarah Garrett & Francesca Nicosia
Date: April 6, 2022
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Person-Centered Language in Scientific Articles Related to Opioid Use Disorder
Speakers: Drs. Brett Traxler & Micah Hartwell
Date: March 2, 2022
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Applying the NIA Health Disparities Research Framework to Identify Needs and Opportunities in Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain
Speakers: Drs. Alisa Johnson & Monika Patel
Date: February 2, 2022
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Addressing Upstream and Downstream Suicide Risk Among Veterans with Chronic Pain
Speaker: Dr. Lisham Ashrafioun
Date: January 5, 2022
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The Sociocultural Neuroscience of Pain
Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Loshin 
Date: November 3, 2021
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Trajectories and Individual Differences in Pain, Emotional Distress, and Prescription Opioid Misuse Among Individuals with Chronic Pain During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A One-Year Longitudinal Study
Speaker: Dr. Chung Jung Mun
Date: October 6, 2021
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Causal Modeling: Fact, Fantasy, or Fake
Speaker: Dr. T. Michael Kashner
Date: September 1, 2021
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Addressing Disparities in Pain Management
Speaker: Dr. Sarah Javier
Date: April 7, 2021
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Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain (Brief CBT-CP): Balancing Treatment Access and Dose in Primary Care
Speaker: Dr. Gregory Beehler
Date: March 3, 2021
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Outcomes Associated with Community Care Opioids Use
Speaker: Dr. Wei (Denise) Duan-Porter
Date: February 3, 2021
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Improving Care and Outcomes for Patients with Osteoarthritis
Speaker: Dr. Kelli Allen
Date: January 6, 2021
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Enhancing Geriatric Pain Care with Contextual Patient Generated Data Profiles: A Works-In-Progress Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Jorie Butler
Date: December 2, 2020
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The Role of Craving in Prescribed Opioid Use and Chronic Pain in Daily Life
Speaker: Dr. Ryan Carpenter
Date: November 4, 2020
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