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IASP Pain Research Forum Seminar: Resilience Factors and Resilience-Oriented Interventions for Pain in Older Adults.

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  • Emily Bartley, PhD, University of Florida

    Emily Bartley, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, Pain Research & Intervention Center of Excellence (PRICE), at the University of Florida. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Tulsa, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in translational pain research from the University of Florida. Dr. Bartley’s research program targets the assessment of biological and psychosocial factors that impact chronic pain and how these mechanisms affect patient response to intervention. She is particularly focused on examining adaptive processes that foster resilience in pain, with an emphasis on the development of targeted clinical interventions that promote resilience, goal-directed behavior, and positive health. Her work in this area is supported by grants from the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, NIH/NIA Research Centers Collaborative Network, and an NIH/NIA R00 and NIH/NIA R21.

  • Afton Hassett, PsyD, University of Michigan

    Afton L. Hassett, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan. As a principal investigator at the Chronic Pain & Fatigue Research Center, she conducts highly collaborative research related to exploring the role of cognitive, affective and behavioral factors in chronic pain populations. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and is a leader in the field of resilience and pain. Her work has focused on exploring positive affect and affective balance in patients with pain; health-related quality of life in adult and pediatric rheumatology patients; and novel interventions to promote resilience and self-management for patients with chronic pain.

    Her current research involves developing resilience-enhancing activities to promote the sparing of premature cellular aging in patients with chronic pain (telomere research), testing the mechanisms underlying treatments for chronic low back pain, and developing “prehabilitation” programs for anxious surgical patients to optimize outcomes.

    Dr. Hassett is a Past President of the Association of Rheumatology Professionals – a division of the American College of Rheumatology. This platform has helped her translate her resilience findings to also support the well-being of healthcare providers. Her funding support includes grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIAMSU19 AR076734 and P50 AR070600, NINR R01 NR017096, NICHD R01HD088712, NHLBI R01HL146354, NICCH R01 AT010381) and research support from the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan.

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September 20, 2021
Mon 12:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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