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Elizabeth S. Goldsmith

Elizabeth S. Goldsmith, MD, PhD is a general internist and social/behavioral epidemiologist interested in structural and psychosocial factors driving development, diagnosis and management of health conditions, particularly chronic pain. Her current research investigates use of nondrug therapies for chronic musculoskeletal pain and evaluates potential biases in electronic medical record-based research. She provides primary care to Veterans in the Minneapolis Women’s Comprehensive Care Clinic and is a physician on the National Veterans Affairs Transgender and Gender-Diverse E-Consult Team.

CURRENT POSITIONS
• Core Investigator, Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research
• Physician, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System
• Physician, National Veterans Affairs Transgender and Gender-Diverse E-Consult Team
• Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

RESEARCH INTERESTS
• Behavioral and movement therapies for chronic pain
• Quantitative bias analysis 
• Sexual and gender minority health
• Social and behavioral epidemiology of chronic diseases

EDUCATION
BA, Biology and English Literature, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
MS, Environment and Resources, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
PhD, Epidemiology, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN

CONTACT INFO
612.467.2114
Email: Elizabeth.Goldsmith2@va.gov

Check out a full publication list on Google Scholar.

VA RESEARCH TOPICS
Pain
Epidemiology

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