Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology


Cincinnati Children’s Hospital


United States

Robert C. Coghill


Robert C. Coghill is focused on delineating the neural mechanisms supporting pain. His research interleaves data obtained with functional MRI of brain activity with subjective reports of pain and psychological state. He is also highly interested in understanding how the nervous system evaluates and constructs an experience of sensory components of pain, including perceived intensity and location. Dr. Coghill also seeks to develop of better tools for the measurement of multiple dimensions of the pain experience.

Together, these pain assessments, psychological profiles, and neuroimaging endpoints can be used in combination to develop strategies to better predict, diagnose, and treat pain. More importantly, this research will be critically important for advancing personalized medicine, with the long-term goal of identifying the best treatment for each individual patient.


Wednesday, September 21, 2022

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

Offset Analgesia: At the Crossroads of Pain Modulation and Chronicity

Tracks: Assessment, Diagnosis & Measurement Of Pain
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 718 B

Offset analgesia was first described in 2002 as a disproportionate decrease in perceived pain intensity following a slight incremental decrease…