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Dr. Gatchel is Director of Biopsychosocial Research for the Osteopathic Research Center. He has been a major advocate for the biopsychosocial approach to chronic pain, which is now viewed as the most heuristic model for better understanding the etiology, assessment, treatment and prevention of chronic pain. Dr. Gatchel has conducted extensive evidence-based clinical research in this area, much of it continuously funded for the past 35 years by grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation, and the Department of Defense. He was also the recipient of a prestigious Senior Scientist Award from NIH. Dr. Gatchel has received numerous national and international awards associated with his research, most recently, the 2017 American Psychological Foundation’s Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology.
His major areas of clinical and research expertise that are applied within the PRECISION Pain Research Registry include the biopsychosocial approach to the etiology, assessment, treatment and prevention of chronic stress and pain behavior; the comorbidity of physical and mental health disorders; and clinical health psychology. He has published over 430 journal articles, 140 book chapters and has authored or edited 29 books.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Clinical Psychology, University Of Wisconsin Madison

BA in Clinical Psychology, Stony Brook University

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Projects 2016 2019

Research Output 1968 2019

An overview of a biopsychosocial model of epigenetics and pain catastrophizing

Brecht, D. M. & Gatchel, R. J., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research. e12171.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Catastrophization
Epigenomics
pain
Research
heredity

A physical therapist’s role in pain management: A biopsychosocial perspective

Edgerton, K., Hall, J., Bland, M. K., Marshall, B., Hulla, R. & Gatchel, R. J., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research. e12170.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Physical Therapists
Pain Management
Chronic Pain
therapist
pain

Considerations in addressing the opioid epidemic and chronic pain within the USA

Marshall, B., Bland, M. K., Hulla, R. & Gatchel, R. J., 1 Mar 2019, In : Pain management. 9, 2, p. 131-138 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Chronic Pain
Opioid Analgesics
Neurobiology
Pain Management
Therapeutics

The relative efficacy of two exercise methods for older adults with chronic low back pain: A preliminary randomized control study

Salas, E., Hulla, R., Vanzzini, N., Trowbridge, C., Brotto, M., Keller, D. & Gatchel, R. J., 1 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research. 24, 1, e12132.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Low Back Pain
pain
Exercise
Group
interference

Two-stage stochastic programming for interdisciplinary pain management

Wang, N., Rosenberger, J., Iqbal, G. M. D., Chen, V., Gatchel, R. J., Noe, C. & LeBoulluec, A. K., 3 Apr 2019, In : IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering. 9, 2, p. 131-145 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Linear Programming
Stochastic programming
Pain Management
pain
Linear Models