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Featured Projects

Laura Meis, PhD
and her team surveyed 272 veterans with PTSD as they began trauma-focused therapy at 4 different VAs. Researchers found that veterans were twice as likely to stay in PTSD treatment when a loved one encouraged them to face their distress. More Information

Diana Burgess, PhD is heading a 6-year, $5.2 million study, funded by the Department of Defense (DoD), on the effectiveness of mindfulness to treat chronic pain and co-morbid conditions such as PTSD, insomnia, depression, and substance abuse. More Information
Diana Burgess, PhD and colleagues are testing the effectiveness of a multi-component intervention involving proactive outreach, a pedometer-based walking program, action planning, motivational interviewing and the use of cognitive behavioral techniques among black and non-black Veterans with chronic musculoskeletal pain. More Information
Erin Krebs, PhD, MPH was awarded $12.5 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to conduct a comparative effectiveness study to improve pain management and opioid safety in Veterans with chronic pain. More Information
Melissa Polusny, PhD and Chris Erbes, PhD were funded through NIH’s National Institute of Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) UG3/UH3 Phase Innovation Awards Cooperative Agreement mechanism to conduct a prospective, longitudinal cohort study of new military enlistees. More Information


Project Websites

Advancing Research on Mechanisms of Resilience (ARMOR): http://armor.umn.edu/

Learning to Apply Mindfulness to Pain (LAMP): http://lamp.umn.edu/

Veterans' Pain Care Organizational Improvement Comparative Effectiveness (VOICE) Study: http://voice.dl.umn.edu/