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UW Pain: C-PRIME
Team Members and Affiliates


Leadership

Director

  • Turk, Dennis C., PhD John & Emma Bonica Professor, UWMC
    Regular Faculty
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    Dennis C. Turk, PhD

    John & Emma Bonica Professor
    of Anesthesiology & Pain Research, Director of C-PRIME (Center for Pain Research on Impact, Measurement, and Effectiveness,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    turkdc@u.washington.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

    Professional Interests: Research related to multidisciplinary assessment of patients with chronic pain, identification of patient subgroups and customizing treatment, clinical trials of treatments of chronic pain, and adaptation to chronic diseases. A Special Government Employee of the US Food and Drug Administration, Co-chair of the Initiative on Methods, Measurement, and Pain Assessment in Clinical Trials (IMMPACT.org), and Editor-in-Chief of The Clinical Journal of Pain.

Assistant Director

  • Theodore, Brian R., PhD Acting Instructor, UWMC
    Regular Faculty
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    Brian R. Theodore, PhD

    Acting Instructor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    brianrt@uw.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

    Professional Interests: Primary research interests include the design and methodology of studies and clinical trials, synthesis and dissemination of current evidence to guide implementation of treatment planning and patient care, development of prediction and outcome assessment measures, and incorporation of measurement-based care in the management of pain patients. I am also well-versed with the medico-legal aspects surrounding the treatment of pain patients, and its impact on the course of disease, societal and financial outcomes (e.g., occupational disability settings such as State and Federal Workers' Compensation jurisdictions).

    Personal Interests: Guitars, composing music, hiking, travelling..

  • Gordon, Debra B.,RN-BC, MS, ACNS-BCFANN Teaching Associate, UWMC
    Regular Faculty
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    Debra B. Gordon, RN-BC, MS, ACNS-BCFANN

    Teaching Associate,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    debrag3@u.washington.edu

    Primary Location: Harborview Medical Center

  • Levy, Rona L., PhD Professor (Social Work), UWMC
    Outside Faculty
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    Rona L. Levy, PhD

    Professor, School of Social Work;
    Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine;
    Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology

    rlevy@u.washington.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

  • Ney, John P., MD Acting Instructor/Senior Fellow (Neurology), UWMC
    Outside Faculty
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    John P. Ney, MD

    Acting Instructor/Senior Fellow,
    Department of Neurology

    neyj@uw.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

  • Palermo, Tonya M., PhD Professor, SCH
    Regular Faculty
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    Tonya M. Palermo, PhD

    Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    tonya.palermo@seattlechildrens.org

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

    Clinical Interests: Pediatric chronic and recurrent pain, sleep disorders in children Psychological treatment of pediatric chronic pain, use of innovative technology to deliver treatment, sleep-wake disturbances.

  • Rapp, Suzanne E., MD Clinical Associate Professor, UWMC
    Regular Faculty
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    Suzanne E. Rapp, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    serapp@u.washington.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

    Biographical Statement: Dr. Rapp has been a pain management specialist at the UWMC for 24 years. Her current clinical interest is in myofascial pain. Opioid policy and outcome are current research interests.

  • Robinson, James P., MD Clinical Associate Professor, UWMC
    Outside Faculty
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    James P. Robinson, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor,
    Rehabilitation Medicine

    jimrob@u.washington.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

    Areas of Expertise: Rehabilitation in pain management, Medical management of pain, Fibromyalgia research.

    Clinical interests: Spine disorders and fibromyalgia.

    Research interests: Rehabilitative treatment of fibromyalgia and decision-making among patients on chronic opioid therapy.

    Teaching interests: The importance of a rehabilitative approach to chronic pain patients.

    Personal interests: Bicycling and guitars.

  • Shah, Nirupa, MBChB, FCP, MBA Joint Acting Instructor (Neurology), UWMC
    Joint Faculty
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    Nirupa Shah, MBChB, FCP, MBA

    Joint Acting Instructor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine;
    Joint Acting Instructor, Neurology

    nirupa@uw.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

    Areas of Expertise: Diagnosis and medical management of pain, Neurophysiological testing, Botox injections, Neuromodulation of pain.

  • Walco, Gary A., PhD Professor, SCH
    Regular Faculty
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    Gary A. Walco, PhD

    Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
    Adjunct Professor, Pediatrics & Psychiatry
    Director of Pain Medicine, SCH

    gary.walco@seattlechildrens.org

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

    Areas of Expertise: Pediatric pain management.

    Professional Interests: A major professional focus has been advocacy for better pain management for children. The socpe of these efforts conitnues to broaden, including national and international efforts.