Larson To Lecture in NCCIH Series
On Monday, June 4 at 11 a.m., Dr. Mary Jo Larson will lecture on “Caring for Our Military: Considering Nondrug Therapies for Pain,” in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. Larson is a senior scientist at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University. Her recent research focus is improving health care systems that care for military members and their families who are affected by behavioral health conditions or chronic pain. The talk is part of NCCIH’s Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series.
Larson will introduce the U.S. military health care system and its treatment of pain, including recent innovations. Trends include moving toward a culture of pain awareness, expanding the use of nondrug treatments and offering a full continuum of best-practice pain services. She will also discuss her NCCIH-funded study on U.S. Army soldiers who have returned home from deployments—their characteristics, clinical needs, treatments received and associated outcomes.
Larson’s lecture will also be available at videocast.nih.gov, with more information at https://nccih.nih.gov/news/events/IMlectures.