Advisors include study consultants and community members who offer guidance to our work.

CaSonya Richardson-Slone

Pain Advocate

Kate Nicholson, JD

Executive Director and Founder, National Pain Advocacy Center

Thomas Joiner, PhD

Professor and Suicidologist, Florida State University,

Dawn Gibson

Disability Health Advocate and creator of the Spoonie Chat group, a place of community support and venue for clinicians to hear directly from patients.

Christin Veasley

Cofounder and Director of the Chronic Pain Research Alliance, who has lived with life-altering chronic pain since a near-fatal accident in her teens.

Mark Flower

Veteran, US Army (with active duty through 1976 -1980 and in reserves through 2006), Strategic Advisor at Growing Rural Outreach through Veteran Engagement (GROVE) Center, and Co-founder of the Veteran peer support organization DryHootch America.

Beth Darnall, PhD

Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Adult Pain), and by courtesy, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine. Expertise: Pain psychology & Patient-empowered care concerning opioids

Jim Elliott

Attorney, Loss Survivor

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

A national nonprofit organization providing compassionate care and comprehensive resources for all those grieving the death of a military of veteran loved one

Krulak Marine Alliance of Alabama

The Krulak Marine Alliance of Alabama provided important pilot funding for demonstration of our recruitment approach.