Welcome to the UCLA Center for the Interdisciplinary Study and
Treatment of Pain.
We are a group of UCLA researchers, both students and faculty,
sharing a common interest in the study and management of pain.
We come from diverse academic backgrounds and apply quantitative
and qualitative, basic science and clinical methods, to the
problem of pain. Our vision is to make UCLA a major center
for pain research and we strive to achieve this aim by encouraging
scholarly discourse that transcends traditional academic domains.
We are conducting a research project on
chronic pain in children, sponsored by the National Institute
of Mental Health, and using narrative, linguistic, and statistical
analysis to better understanding the sociocultural and medical
dimensions of this understudied problem. Please contact us
at the phone number above if you would like to know more about
the details of the study.
The UCLA Biomedical Library houses the John
C. Liebeskind Collection, the only history of pain archive
in the world, a major collection of oral histories, documentary
materials, rare books, and memorabilia related to the history
of pain research and pain medicine. For more information,
see the website at: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/biomed/his/pain.html
Faculty and Staff:
Jacob, PhD, Professor, Department of History
Zeltzer, MD, Professor, Pediatrics/Anesthesiology, UCLA
Pediatric Pain Program
Krell, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry
and Biobehavioral Sciences
Meldrum, PhD, Lecturer, History; Co-Director,
Liebeskind History of Pain Project
Heritage, PhD, Professor, Sociology
Nutkiewicz, PhD, Executive Director, Program
for Torture Victims, Inc.
Clemente, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Curnen, Project Coordinator
Hodgkinson, Oral Historian
Katz, Oral Historian
Kim, Staff Research Associate, Pediatric Pain
Northcutt, Oral Historian
Padwa, Oral Historian
Tsao, PhD, Assistant Researcher