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ReACH Director, Dr. Barbara J. Turner featured on Texas Public Radio's Texas Standard

On Friday, March 31st, Dr. Barbara J. Turner, the Director of the Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH) will be featured on the Texas Public Radio show Texas Standard to discuss a recently published study that looks at how much the Hispanic community knows about chronic pain.  Dr. Turner and her team conducted a population-based survey representing 8.8 million Hispanic residents of five Southwestern states who did not have chronic pain.  The data from this study reveal serious gaps in knowledge about chronic pain including misunderstanding about relying on narcotics to treat the disease. This is the first study to reveal poor knowledge about chronic pain in a large population of Americans and reinforces the urgency of launching a broad-based educational campaign about chronic pain and its care. 

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Lisa Kilpela, PhD

Lisa Kilpela, PhD

Lisa Kilpela, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine
UT Health San Antonio
UT Health San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
MSC: 7792
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: (210) 450-8121


Research Interests: 

Intervention Outcome Research - Particular interest in treatment-refractory populations, identification of moderating variables, mechanisms of change and treatment augmentation strategies
Intervention effectiveness- Effectiveness and dissemination research with specific interest in dissemination of evidence-based practices, program evaluation and mindfulness-based interventions.
Transdiagnostic Interventions - Development and testing targeting underlying characteristics common across psychopathology (e.g. emotion dysregulation) and associated biological and psychological correlates and mechanisms.