Pain Study

What we are studying

The purpose of this research study is to investigate how brain activity is related to differences in the way that people feel pain. We also seek to analyze other important differences among people that are related to how they experience pain. The results of this study can help us understand how pain varies between people and lead to better diagnostic tools and better treatments for pain.

Who we are studying

  • Men and Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 18 - 44

Eligibility Criteria

  • Participants should be in good general health and have no history of neurological or psychiatric disorders
  • Participants should have no history of chronic pain
  • Women must not be pregnant and must be using an acceptable form of birth control.

What is involved

  • 1 visit to the pain lab
  • 1 visit to the CRU
  • 1 MRI


$200 via check after completion of participation in research-related activities

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Suzan R. Farris
Principal Investigator
Robert C. Coghill, Ph.D.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.