Michael Robinson

Dr. Robinson studies a broad spectrum of topics related to the human pain experience. Specific topics include Placebo Analgesia, Patient Centered Outcomes, Sex, Race, and Age biases in decisions about pain, Psychological Factors in pain perception, Behavioral Interventions (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for pain and insomnia, Manual Therapy, Placebo) and Coping with Pain. Dr. Robinson and his colleagues employ a variety of technologies and paradigms including functional brain imaging (fMRI), Virtual Human Technology, self-report, Psychophysics, Psychophysiology, and web-delivered assessments. Support for Dr. Robinson’s lab has been received from several NIH Institutes including: NCCAM, NIDCR, NINR, NIMH, NIAMS, NINDS.

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