Research Overview

My research has focused on patients with whiplash associated disorder, social anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder as well as healthy controls. Multi-tracer PET protocols, fMRI, and combinations of FDG PET and fMRI to assess brain function in these patient populations. Extensive publications on fear learning and extinction, gender related differences in emotional and pain processing. Current work on neuroinflammation and glial function in neuropathic pain and spinal cord injury, interactions between central and peripheral pain mechanisms, and pain in psychiatric disease.

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  • Pain neuroimaging

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