Biobehavioral Pain Laboratory

Dr. Gold supervises test subject using virtual reality headset


Areas of Research

  • The biological and behavioral aspects of pain
  • Integrative health
    • Evaluating the efficacy of traditional integrative health methods, such as mindfulness and acupuncture
    • Investigating the potential of digital technologies like virtual reality, augmented reality, and biofeedback to elevate standard of care
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder, medical trauma, and systematic secondary traumatic stress in patients and health care providers
  • Neurocognitive outcomes and neurocognitive functioning (ie. memory, concentration, and judgment)


By better understanding pain and its management, we hope to enhance the standard of care and improve the quality of life and care for patients, family and healthcare providers.