California peer-to-peer support group: incorporating researchers with support this Pain Awareness Month

This Pain Awareness Month, we are excited to have special guests from the NIH join our California peer-to-peer support group. On September 13, learn more about the efforts of the HEAL Initiative and a local pragmatic trial looking at acupuncture for chronic low back pain in older adults. Those presenting include:

🔍 Rebecca G. Baker, PhD, is the director of the Helping to End Addiction Long-term® Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative®, in the Office of the Director, NIH. 

🔍 Lynn DeBar, PhD, MPH, is a clinical psychologist and behavioral health researcher who focuses on health care service needs of patients with chronic pain.

🔍 Andy Avins, MD, MPH, is a general internist and Research Scientist at the Kaiser Permanente, Northern California Division of Research.

🔍 Alice Pressman, PhD, MS, is a senior scientist with Sutter Health’s Pacific Medical Center Research Institute, and a research and evaluation consultant with Northern California Kaiser Permanente.

This group is facilitated by two volunteer support group leaders: Michele Rice and Noelle Lopez. Register today!


Sep 13 2023


11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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