Welcome to the ASPIRE Laboratory

Under the leadership of Dr. Emily Bartley, the Assessment, Pain Intervention, & Resilience (ASPIRE) Laboratory focuses on investigating the biological and psychosocial factors that impact chronic pain, with an emphasis on the development of targeted clinical interventions that promote resilience, goal-directed behavior, and positive health.

Dr. Emily Bartley

ASPIRE Laboratory lead PI

Emily J. Bartley, Ph.D.

Dr. Bartley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science at the University of Florida. She is trained as a clinical psychologist, with expertise in clinical trials and psychosocial and biobehavioral mechanisms underlying chronic pain. Dr. Bartley’s research program utilizes a variety of laboratory-based methods and clinical trials methodology to assess and treat chronic pain.

Dr. Emily Bartley

our home


UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute

The ASPIRE Laboratory calls UF's CTSI our home base. Located in the Clinical and Translational Research Building, CTSI is a catalytic hub on the UF campus connecting resources, people and ideas. It expands collaboration and advances translational research across UF’s 16 colleges, the state and the national Clinical and Translational Science Award consortium.

CTSI was founded in 2008 to speed the translation of scientific discoveries into improved health.