Martin D. Cheatle, PhD, director of the Behavioral Medicine Pain Management Program, is actively involved in ongoing research on pain and addiction. He has published more than 30 articles and book chapters and is also a reviewer for a number of scientific journals, including serving as a section editor for Pain Medicine.
Dr. Cheatle is the principal investigator of a five-year National Institute of Health/National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH/NIDA) funded grant on characterizing the phenotypic and genotypic markers of addiction in patients with chronic pain receiving opioids. He is also involved in the study of the predictors of suicide in patients with chronic pain, and a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) submission - Managing Pain in Patients with History of Substance Use Disorder.
The National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association website is an excellent source for additional information on pain management.
We also work closely with Behavioral Health Services, with outpatient drug and alcohol addictions.