Pain Research, Informatics, Multi-morbidities and Education (PRIME) Center

A VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Innovation (COIN)

Mission

To improve our understanding of the complex interactions between pain and associated chronic disease and behavioral health factors and to develop and implement effective interventions that can reduce pain, its negative impacts on emotional and physical functioning, and overall disease burden by employing principles of medical informatics, behavioral science, and health services research, and to improve women Veterans' health.

Focused Areas of Research

With a focus on pain and women’s health research, the strategic goals of the PRIME Center are to: (1) Enact a strategic research agenda to advance scientific knowledge and to have a significant impact on improving care for Veterans with pain and associated chronic conditions; (2) Conduct research to improve women Veterans' health; (3) Foster innovative health services research outside the two focused areas; (4) Establish a strong infrastructure that supports mentoring and career development, including partnered, system-oriented research; and (5) Promote interdisciplinary, cross-institutional collaborations and research networks in priority areas.

Who is Eligible?

Veterans with painful medical conditions, including, but not limited to chronic low back pain, diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain, and pain related to Multiple Sclerosis.

Contact Us

For more information about the Center and our research program, please contact The Center at 203-932-5711, extension 2335.

The PRIME Seminar

The PRIME Center - VA Connecticut Healthcare System
950 Campbell Ave., West Haven, CT 06516
Building 35A, 2nd Floor Conference Room (Room 237)
Mondays at noon

Next meeting: October 2, 12:00 noon
Lori Bastian, MD, MPH
Director, PRIME Center
Section Chief of General Internal Medicine
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
Professor of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

Upcoming Schedule

Date
Presenter
Title
February 5, 2018 LIPS
February 12, 2018 LIPS
February 19, 2018 No Seminar Presidents' Day
February 26, 2018 Lori Bastian, MD PRIME Staff Meeting
March 5, 2018 Benjamin Tolchin, MD, MS Interventions to Improve Treatment Adherence and Outcomes Among Patients with Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures and Other Functional Disorders
March 12, 2018 Mark Relyea, PhD Understanding Barriers to Intervening in Women Veterans' Harassment
March 19, 2018 Andrew Carlquist, PsyD Pending
March 26, 2018 Pending Pending
April 2, 2018 Pending Pending
April 9 , 2018 Michael Leapman, MD/td> Post-Operative Opioid Prescription After Surgery for Kidney Stones
April 16, 2018 No Seminar Spring Break
April 23, 2018 Casey Cavanagh, PhD Prognosis Communication in Heart Failure
April 30, 2018 Adrienne Miscimarra, PsyD Underlying Motivations of Health Behaviors: A Self-Determination Theory Perspective
May 7, 2018 Cecilia Dao, PhD Goodness-of-fit Tests for Generalized Linear Mixed Models
May 14, 2018 Allison Warren, PhD Sexual Health and Wellbeing in Women Veterans
May 21, 2018 Elizabeth McLaughlin, PhD Medical Training in a Trauma-Informed Approach: Lessons from the Primary Care Center of Excellence
May 28, 2018 No Seminar Memorial Day
June 4, 2018 Jennifer Naylor, PhD Novel Non-Opioid Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain
June 11, 2018 Kelsey Corcoran, DC Chiropractic Management for Veterans
June 18, 2018 Georgina Gross, PhD Military Sexual Trauma in Recently Returned OEF/OIF Veterans
June 25, 2018 Silvia Ronzitti, MD PTSD, Substance Use Disorder and Risk of Suicidal Behaviors among Veterans

Leadership

Lori Anne Bastian, MD, MPH

PRIME Center Director

Professor of Internal Medicine (General Medicine)

Section Chief of General Internal Medicine VA Connecticut Healthcare System

Director, Pain Research, Informatics, Multimorbidities, and Education (PRIME) Center

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Alicia A Heapy, PhD

PRIME Center Associate Director

Associate Professor Term

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Amy Caroline Justice, MD, PhD

PRIME Center Associate Director

Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and of Public Health (Health Policy)

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Joseph Lucien Goulet, PhD

PRIME Center Director of Methodologies and Biostatistics

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

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Steve Martino, PhD

PRIME Center Director of Education, Dissemination, and Implementation

Professor of Psychiatry

Chief of Psychology, VA CT Healthcare System

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Cynthia A Brandt, MD, MPH

PRIME Center Director of Medical Informatics

Professor of Emergency Medicine and of Anesthesiology

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Location

Video: Investigator Insights: Automated Mobile Ancillary Care for Substance Abuse Treatment

Brent Moore, PhD, Research Psychologist at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Research Scientist in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, discusses the Automatic Mobile Ancillary Care for Substance Abuse Treatment program in a video produced by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Watch it here

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