The ARPP Lab's focus is to conduct research that will help prevent the development of chronic pain, and mitigate symptoms and impairment caused by pain for children and their families. In particular, investigators are studying the interrelationships of chronic pain, parenting, psychological and behavioral factors; identifying targets for chronic pain prevention in children and adolescents; and examining health risk factors and chronic pain.
Dr. Anna Wilson and Dr. Amy Holley (ARPP Lab co-founders) have active research programs in the area of chronic and recurrent pain that are dedicated to learning more about how chronic pain evolves and what might help prevent the development of pain. Drs. Wilson and Holley work closely with colleagues in pediatric anesthesiology and psychiatry to examine the neurobiology of chronic pain, as well as the impact of opioid medications on children and families. Ultimately, results from these research programs will improve healthcare and function for children and their families.
The ARPP Lab fosters a rich training environment, hosting post-doctoral scholars, psychology interns, graduate students, and undergraduate interns. Providing opportunities for mentorship, academic collaboration, and professional growth, the ARPP lab invests in aspiring researchers and clinicians at all levels of training.