To be the preferred health services research team for those interested in studying pain management outcomes.
To expand the knowledge of the delivery of pain, organization, economics, societal implications, and the personal impact of pain.
To enhance the understanding of health care provider and patient variables that influence the quality of pain care, health status, and pain management outcomes.
To use pain outcomes research as a forum for the exchange of ideas as well as a mechanism to promote pain education.
To foster an environment for the study of pain related to health disparities to improve the health and well being of our patients, families, communities, and nation.