Current research

Completed Projects (follow colored links to see publications)                                                                      

Manuscripts in preparation or under review

  • Open-label placebo impact on functioning in low back pain                                   Germany
  • Patient-physician relationships and expectations                                                     California        
  • Impact of nocebo explanation on side effect reporting after colonoscopy         New Zealand

Active projects

  • Open-label placebo for treatment of depression                                                        Israel                     
  • Adjusting the doctor’s behavior to the patient’s needs                                             Italy                  
  • Effects of enhanced provider-patient communication on post-operative pain   Netherlands        
  • Open-label placebo (saline injection) treatment for back pain                                Boulder
  • Conditioned open-label placebo for analgesia reduction in spinal chord injury  Boston 
  • Enhancement of placebo-like analgesia due to side effect interpretation           Switzerland      
  • Open-label placebo treatment for hot flashes                                                            Germany                                                
  • Preventing nocebo effects in cancer by optimizing medical information            Germany                               
  • Managing side effects in clinical practice (gastrointestinal disorders)                 Boston                   
  • Open-label dose-extending placebos in methodone treatment                             Baltimore                               
  • Brain markers supporting successful patient/clinician interactions (fMRI)          Boston