Ongoing Studies


Multisystem Assessment of Postsurgical Pain

Purpose of the Study
The goal of this project is to identify multisystem phenotypic profiles of resilience that predict postsurgical recovery trajectories in pain impact and physical function among adults undergoing knee and hip arthroplasty.

Who is Eligible?
Adults 18+ years undergoing elective knee and hip replacement.

PI: EJ Bartley (R01AR081835)


Phenotyping Responses to Optimize the Management of Pain Treatment in Endometriosis

Purpose of the Study
The purpose of this study is to identify phenotypic characteristics that inform responses to conservative medical management of endometriosis.

Who is Eligible?
Women ages 18-45 years of age; experience pelvic pain; diagnosed with clinically suspected endometriosis.

PI: EJ Bartley, MJ Alappattu (R21HD104957)


Empowering the Management of Pain-Obesity-Weight through Enhanced Reward

Purpose of the Study
The purpose of this study is to test a program to help manage pain and to lose weight. This study includes 8 online group sessions focusing on different topics to build skills that center on increasing positive emotions, stress management, healthy eating, and physical activities. The study also includes individual phone visits focusing on setting and achieving goals.

Who is Eligible?
People between 45-80 years of age; experience back, knee or hip pain on most days; free of serious medical conditions.

PI: EJ Bartley, MA McVay (R21AG070642)


Development of Opportunities for Research (DOOR) in Dental Schools: Future Academic Interdisciplinary Workforce and Collaborators for the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN)

Purpose of the Study
The goal of this project is to establish an academic multidisciplinary practice-based research network within/between UFCD and East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine. The DOOR initiative will provide dental students, residents, and clinical faculty with a competency-based training program for skills development, research mentorship, and participation in practice-oriented clinical research.

PI: DW McNeil, DW Paquette (U01DE033262)

Co-I: EJ Bartley