Welcome to the TRAPS Lab
In the Translational Research to Advance Pain Science (TRAPS) Laboratory, we utilize a social neuroscience framework to help guide understanding of the mechanisms that influence pain and disparities therein.
Ultimately, the goal of our research is to increase awareness of the influence of social factors on pain physiology, perception, and treatment responses. This knowledge may encourage other researchers, clinicians, and policymakers to consider how social factors affect pain and move beyond a view of disparities in pain and its treatment as intractable or inevitable.
Burel Goodin, professor of anesthesiology, emphasizes the need to engage with underserved populations and update data on pain relief approaches using more inclusive and diverse patient populations.
Dr. Burel Goodin discusses how his experience watching football players recover from injuries sparked his interest in pain, and how he started researching the many factor that impact someone’s experience with pain and recovery. Dr. Goodin discusses his research as it relates to how health disparities and health inequities impact how people feel and manage pain.
The Department of Anesthesiology is delighted to announce that Burel R. Goodin, PhD, is joining Washington University School of Medicine as professor of anesthesiology March 1, 2023.
UAB psychologist to serve on a $21 million NIH initiative to advance research about opioid crisis. Goodin will be responsible for community and stakeholder engagement to advance opioid research with the goal of impacting the communities most vulnerable to opioid overdose.