Professor and Director, Pain Research Center Department of Anesthesiology Member, Huntsman Cancer Institute Cancer Control & Population Sciences Adjunct Professor, College of Nursing My background is as an applied multivariate statistician and psychologist working to understand how pain interacts with biobehavioral and psychosocial fa... Read More
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Dr. Light’s lab focuses on the neurobiology of pain pathways. Most recently research projects include: 1) the role of the recently cloned Acid Sensing Ion Channels (ASICs) in muscle fatigue and pain. Research in Dr. Light’s lab has shown that ASIC-3 expression is increased following exhausting exercise, and that C-fibers innervating muscle are re... Read More
Yoshio Nakamura, PhD, Associate Professor in the Dept. of Anesthesiology Pain Research CenterI am an Associate professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Utah. As a research psychologist, my research has centered on the intersection of consciousness, emotion and pain, an area critical for understanding mind-body interactions. I studied plac... Read More
Specialties: Behavioral Medicine, Behavioral Sleep Medicine, Cancer Pain, Cancer Survivorship, Chronic Pain, Clinical Scientist, Pain Medicine
Akiko Okifuji, PhD is Professor of Anesthesiology, Scott M Smith MD Presidential Endowed Chair in Anesthesiology at the University of Utah. She is a licensed clinical psychologist who is specialized in the psychosocial evaluation and management of chronic pain. She is also a pain researcher. She has been a principle investigator and co-investigator... Read More
Specialties: Adult Behavioral Health, Chronic Pain, Psychology, Clinical