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National Institute of Health Grant
Project -Racial Biases in Pain Treatment: Tests of pain-care Recommendations, Treatment Biases, and Race Perception Mechanisms
Project Coordinator: Abby Langeberg
Pain is the most frequently cited reason Americans seek medical aid, is the most common cause of long-term disability, and costs an estimated $635 billion per year. However, pain care is not equitably distributed. Black patients receive less intensive and guideline-directed pain care than White patients. The objective of this grant is to identify treatment biases, examine the race-perception processes theorized to underlie treatment biases, and empirically test a novel intervention to address problematic race-perception processes. As of fall 2023, study 1 of 3 has been completed, and study 2 is being prepared for data collection, anticipated to start in January 2024.
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