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Sharar Group
Team Members

  • Alamdari, Ava, BMBS Research Study Coordinator I, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
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    Ava Alamdari, BMBS

    Research Study Coordinator I,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    alamdari@uw.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

    Research Interests: Ava's research focuses on the use of virtual reality distraction as a means of pain management. Having recently earned her degree in Medicine from the University of Nottingham, England, Ava plans to pursue her research interests as she embarks upon a clinical career in Anesthesiology.

  • Blough, David K., PhD Research Associate Professor, Pharmacy
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    David K. Blough, PhD

    Research Associate Professor,
    Department of Pharmacy

    dkblough@u.washington.edu

    Primary Location: Harborview Medical Center

    Research Interests: cancer related costs and outcome research; costs and outcomes associated with veteran's benefits; virtual reality for pain management; and the value of information analysis.

  • Hoffer, Christine J., BA Research Study Coordinator II, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
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    Christine J. Hoffer, BA

    Research Study Coordinator II,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    hoffer@uw.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

  • Hoffman, Hunter, PhD Research Engineer, Mechanical Engineering
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    Hunter Hoffman, PhD

    Research Engineer, Human Photonics Laboratory,
    Dept of Mechanical Engineering

    hunthoff@uw.edu

    Primary Location: Harborview Medical Center

    Research Interests: Dr. Hoffman has a background in human cognition and attention. Since 1993, he has been exploring ways to increase the illusion of going inside virtual worlds (presence), how VR affects allocation of attentional resources, and therapeutic applications of VR to reduce fear and pain.

  • Jensen, Mark P., PhD Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine
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    Mark P. Jensen, PhD

    Professor,
    Rehabilitation Medicine

    mjensen@uw.edu

    Primary Location: Harborview Medical Center

    Research Interests: Dr. Jensen's research program focuses on the development and evaluation of measures of pain, pain beliefs, and pain coping strategies, as well as on the development and evaluation of psychosocial pain interventions. He has been awarded a number of grants from the National Institutes of Health and other funding sources to test and extend biopsychosocial models of chronic pain, and for his work on treatment evaluation.

  • Patterson, David R., PhD Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine
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    David R. Patterson, PhD

    Professor,
    Rehabilitation Medicine
    Staff Psychologist, UW Burn Center

    davepatt@uw.edu

    Primary Location: Harborview Medical Center

    Research Interests: His research interests include treating acute pain, long-term adjustment to burn injuries and other forms of trauma, and using hypnosis and virtual reality for pain control.

  • Richards, Todd L., PhD Professor, Radiology
    UW Dept of Radiology Faculty
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    Todd L. Richards, PhD

    Professor,
    Radiology

    toddr@uw.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

    Research Interests: Dr. Richards is involved in 7 different brain imaging projects that involve functional MRI of language, memory, pain, face perception, and states of consciousness. He is currently the subproject PI of the Multidisciplinary Learning Disability Center Brain Imaging Project. He is also involved in the Autism STAART grant where EEG-event related potentials are co-registered to MRI and fMRI during the cognitive task of face perception. Proton MR spectroscopy is also used in several of his projects to study neurochemical changes in neurological disorders.

  • Wiechman, Shelley A., PhD Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine
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    Shelly A. Wiechman, PhD

    Associate Professor,
    Rehabilitation Medicine

    wiechman@uw.edu

    Primary Location: Harborview Medical Center

    Research Interests: Adjustment to disability, long-term outcomes following burn injury, and use of virtual reality for chronic pain management.