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Carolina Valencia

 
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Carolina Valencia

Clinical Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Sciences
Director, BS in Rehabilitation Sciences Program

Dr. Valencia’s primary research interests involve the understanding and effects of pain modulatory system in the development of musculoskeletal chronic pain where she has published more than 20 accepted peer review publications. She is also interested in the biopsychosocial models in chronic pain development. She is currently looking at the relationship between central pain mechanisms and arterial blood pressure in patients with chronic pain. In addition, she is interested in understanding the potential effect of acculturation in the development of chronic pain and the relationship with central pain mechanisms.

KEYWORDS

  1. Biopsychosocial model
  2. Chronic pain
  3. Fear avoidance belief
  4. Musculoskeletal pain
  5. Pain modulation
  6. Pain modulatory system

UTEP STRATEGIC AREAS

  1. Health & Biomedical Sciences and Engineering
  2. Cross-cutting: U.S. –Mexico and Latin America: Social and Behavioral Issues