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Mission Statement

To enahnce the knowledge of pain management by contibuting to the understanding of the provisiion, access, organization, and delivery of acute, chronic, and cancer pain care. The health services and outcomes research agenda will be pursued through the execution of thoughtful, timely, rigorously conducted, state-of-the-art pain management studies.

To improve the understanding of the intersection of racial, ethnic, aging, gender, and socioeconomic factors as they relate to overall health and pain management outcomes.

To enhance the quality of care for persons who may be differentially vulnerable to the pain experiences by understanding health care provider and patient contributors.