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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Improving the Assessment and Treatment of Chronic Pain in Veterans with Serious Mental Illness
Principal Investigator:

Letitia Travaglini

Location: Baltimore, MD
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: February 2020 - January 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $175,715
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Anticipated Impacts on Veteran’s Healthcare: Chronic pain is a critical obstacle to the rehabilitation and recovery of Veterans with serious mental illness (SMI; schizophrenia spectrum and bipolar disorders). The Veteran Health Administration (VHA) has made treatment of chronic pain, especially nonpharmacological approaches, a high priority and initiated a nationwide dissemination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain (CBT-CP) – an evidence-based psychotherapy – across the VHA system....

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