- About CURE
Bruce Naliboff, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Dr. Naliboff’s research has focused on psychophysiological mechanisms of stress and pain. His current research in functional GI disorders is aimed at uncovering the central mechanisms involved in symptom generation and treatment response in somatic and visceral functional pain disorders. His research utilizes a variety of methodologies including experimental human studies of visceral perception, autonomic response, functional brain imaging and electrophysiology. Dr Naliboff is funded by the NIH to study effectiveness and mechanisms of change from both traditional and a novel form of cognitive behavioral therapy for IBS and mechanisms of symptom specific anxiety. He also is studying physiological and pain processes in IBS subgroups based on Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnoses and the impact of meditation on pain neurobiology. He is funded by the VA for studies of limbic system activation in functional GI disorders using acoustic startle as well as a recently completed longitudinal study of opiate effectiveness for chronic pain.