Stephen Bruehl, PhDVanderbilt University School of Medicine

Dr. Bruehl is a clinical psychologist by training, with broad interests in chronic pain research. He has served as Principal Investigator on 7 NIH-funded research projects focused primarily on understanding mechanisms and modulators of chronic pain. Dr. Bruehl currently is research director for the Analgesic, Anesthetic, and Addiction Clinical Trial Translations, Innovations, Opportunities, and Networks (ACTTION) - American Pain Society (APS) chronic pain taxonomy project. He previously co-directed the effort that led to development and validation of the current IASP diagnostic criteria for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (aka 'the Budapst criteria'). Dr. Bruehl has also worked in the past on research seeking to validate diagnostic criteria for migraine and tension-type headache.


The New Definition(s) of Pain: Update on Pain Taxonomies, HCAHPS Metrics, and Diagnostic Systems (307)

Professor of Anesthesiology
Nashville, TN