Current research

Recent funding focuses on maximizing placebo effects in the treatment of the following conditions:

  • Cancer-related fatigue
  • Chronic low back pain
  • Menopausal hot flashes
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pediatric irritable bowel syndrome
  • Depression

Projects also focus on improving current treatments by:

  • Reducing opioid dosage 
  • Reducing post organ transplant medication 
  • Reducing common medication side-effects
  • Reducing placebo (nocebo) side effects
  • Improving patient-clincian communication