On October 3, 2019, Dr. Anna Zajacova presented "Chronic pain as a powerful summary measure of population health" at the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Science Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington. The presentation outlines why chronic pain should be considered an important measure of population health and well-being.
The presentation, "Trends in the prevalence of pain among adults aged 50+ across Europe, 2004 to 2015" was given at the SHARE User Conference on September 19, 2019 in Budapest, Hungary. The research uses SHARE data to compare trends in pain between 2004 and 2015 across 15 countries, and indicates patterns of rising pain prevalence … Continue reading Presentation at SHARE User Conference
"A Demographic Look at Pain" seminar presented at Mahidol University's Institute for Population and Social Research. The presentation covered trends in pain prevalence using data from the Health and Retirement Study.
On October 24, Dr. Zimmer and Dr. Zajacova presented, "Pain in the United States and Abroad: A Demographic Perspective" at the Sociology Colloquium Series at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Dr. Zimmer's recent article "Persistent, Consistent, and Extensive: The Trend of Increasing Pain Prevalence in Older Americans", co-authored with Dr. Anna Zajacova, has now been published in the Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences. This article sets to assess trends in pain prevalence from 1992 to 2014 among older U.S. adults and by major population subgroups, … Continue reading New Research Published
Dr. Zimmer attended a workshop sponsored by the ADDAPT working group (Addressing Disparities in the Distribution and Assessment of Pain and Its Treatments) of ACTTION on December 7-8 in Potomac, Maryland. The workshop was entitled "Pain, Pain Treatment, and Inequality: High-Priority Findings and Gaps in Pain Disparities Research". At the workshop, Dr. Zimmer presented research … Continue reading Workshop presentation on pain prevalence