Innovation and Progress

Realities, Research & Rethinking
Person-Centered, Integrative Pain Management

Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 11:30-1:00PM CDT

Most stakeholders agree that a person-centered, multimodal, integrative approach to pain care is best practice – and most clinical guidelines recommend that a non-pharmacological treatment should be tried first.  Yet, this approach to care remains elusive for many people based on numerous pain realities.

This webinar brings together perspectives from people with pain, research, clinical practice and payers to discuss innovation and progress in their field and how to keep people with pain at the center of this care.

Panelist Bios

Dan Clauw, MD

Dr. Daniel Clauw is a Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine (Rheumatology) and Psychiatry at the University of Michigan.  He began his academic career at Georgetown University, after attending undergraduate and medical school at the University of Michigan.  He was a faculty member at Georgetown from 1990 – 2002, serving as Chief of the Division of Rheumatology and Vice Chair of Medicine.  While at Georgetown he founded the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center (CPFRC), and in 2002 was recruited to bring this group to the University of Michigan, where the group has become one of the most successful pain research groups in the world.  He also served as the first PI of the University of Michigan Clinical and Translational Sciences Award (CTSA), as well as the first Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research, and founded the institute that houses the UM CTSA, the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR).   He has over 450 peer-reviewed publications, over $100M in federal funding, and is currently is co-PI of four NIH center grants and two R01s, studying various aspects of chronic pain.  He also has been a very active mentor, serving as the primary mentor for 35 NIH K awardees, nearly all of whom have gone on to obtain R series funding or the equivalent.

Nicole Golding, MD, FAAPMR, CHCQM

As Medical Director of Health Services at American Specialty Health, a fitness/ health benefits and complementary medicine insurance company covering chiropractic, acupuncture, rehabilitation (PT/OT/ST), therapeutic massage care and more,  Dr. Golding is involved with evidence evaluation, policy development, utilization management, professional affairs, accreditation activities, quality of the clinical/ health/ fitness programs, clinical sales support for health plan clients, incorporation of cognitive behavioral coaching into MSK pain management health plan offerings, and most recently, development of virtual physical therapy programs. Early in her career she worked at the CDC in HIV/AIDS Epidemiology, then The Carter Presidential Center in International Health, followed by clinical training at Cornell, Columbia, and Mercer Universities, and acupuncture study in China. She is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Health Care Quality and Management. After practicing for 20 years, during which she facilitated acupuncture co-treatment on her inpatient rehabilitation unit, practiced privately integrative pain management, and served as Medical Director of large rehabilitation hospitals, she joined ASH 5 years ago.

Ravi Prasad, PhD

Ravi Prasad is a psychologist by training and currently Clinical Professor and Director of Behavioral Health in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. His clinical work focuses primarily on evaluation and treatment of individuals suffering from acute and chronic pain conditions. He is actively engaged in leadership activities at regional and national levels through which he has been involved with interprofessional core competency, curriculum, and program development; lobbying efforts to change policies related to psychological care; and translation of research innovations into clinical practice. Outside the realm of pain, he has an avid interest in clinician wellness and has led efforts to implement associated initiatives in healthcare settings.

Amy Goldstein, MSW

Amy Goldstein, MSW, has been in the healthcare field for 25 years, advocating for the needs of people and families. Amy is driven to promote effective advocacy work by identifying unique combinations of stakeholders who share interests and a desire to change the current health paradigm. She developed and currently directs the grant-funded initiative Alliance to Advance Comprehensive Integrative Pain Management after previous roles at the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, National Multiple Sclerosis Society and American Cancer Society. Amy is committed to strategic thinking and finding meaningful ways to improve access to whole person, quality pain care for all.

Bethany Ranes, PhD

Bethany Ranes, Ph.D. is an applied cognitive neuroscientist who specializes in the translation of emerging research findings to innovative healthcare applications. She has led research and development efforts for several major healthcare companies and organizations, including the U.S. Army, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, and UnitedHealth Group R&D (where she also served as a company-wide advisor on innovative approaches to treating chronic pain). Currently, Dr. Ranes runs a research consulting company specializing in neuroscience-informed healthcare and serves as Chief Scientific Officer for Healing Track, Alan Gordon’s new digital Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT) program.

Keaton Schmitz

Third-Year Medical Student & Fibromyalgia Patient




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