Dr. Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk, PhD, is a medical sociologist and demographer and much of her current research focuses on chronic pain. She is an associate professor of Sociology at the University at Buffalo, SUNY and collaborates with the GACI on various international pain-related projects.

Email: hgrol@buffalo.edu

Her current research focuses on chronic pain: its measurement, its social distribution, and its consequences (including opioid use and mortality).  She also conducts research on how surveys can best generate interpersonally and internationally comparable measures of subjective health conditions, and on U.S. counterterrorism policy. Her work has appeared in journals including DemographyJournal of Health and Social BehaviorJournal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, and PAIN.  Dr. Grol-Prokopczyk is an associate professor of Sociology at the University at Buffalo, SUNY.

Recent publications:

Grol-Prokopczyk, Hanna.  2019.  “Use and Opinions of Prescription Opioids Among Older American Adults:  Sociodemographic Predictors.”  Journal of Gerontology:  Social Sciences 74(6):1009-1019.  PMCID pending.  https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gby093.

Grol-Prokopczyk, Hanna.  2018.  “In Pursuit of Anchoring Vignettes That Work:  Evaluating Generality Versus Specificity in Vignette Texts.”  Journal of Gerontology:  Social Sciences 73(1):54-63.  Special issue on Methodological Innovations in Gerontology.  PMCID:  PMC5927151.   https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbx048 

Grol-Prokopczyk, Hanna.  2017.  “Sociodemographic Disparities in Chronic Pain, Based on 12-Year Longitudinal Data.”  Pain 158(2):313-322.  PMCID:  PMC5242384.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000762