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UW Pain: C-PRIME
Team Members and Affiliates


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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.