Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism in Pain SIG


Calia A. Morais, PhD
Martha Kenney, PhD
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Duke University

Social Media Manager- Troy Dildine

About Us: The Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism (DIA) in Pain SIG is a community of US-ASP members invested in researching, serving and advocating for equity and inclusivity across the pain continuum. The members of the SIG are enthusiastic about being part of a community that cares about topics that are not typically discussed in other spaces.  

Mission Statement: 
Our mission is to provide USASP members with the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversation, self-reflection, collaboration, and information dissemination about diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism across the pain continuum and promote affirmative practices that address the needs and challenges faced by marginalized, minoritized, and diverse populations.   


Upcoming SIG Meeting

We would like to share that we will hold our next meeting on November 20th at 3pm. We’re currently looking for members who might be interested in presenting. If you would like to share your work, please reach out Martha Kenney.   

Additionally, during our previous meeting, we discussed upcoming opportunities for collaboration, particularly for USASP symposium proposals and The Journal of Pain special issue. To facilitate these collaborative efforts, we have set up a Google sheet where you can list your contact details and specify if you are seeking collaboration on a symposium proposal, JoP special issue or other projects. 

Please take a moment to fill out your information using the link below: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1n0cYWpSOjr8J02OyTbcRgFwO2kWudAzSyoW3o442FD8/edit?usp=sharing

Members of this SIG will have received the calendar invitation in an email. If you are a member and have not received the meeting information, please get in touch with [email protected]

If you would like to join this SIG, please use the following linkSIG Petition and Support/Sign-Up Form


Resources & Events:

Racism and experiences of (chronic) pain within racialized communities
October 26, 2023 – 11:00am EST
In this webinar, team members will discuss the prevalence of racism in conceptualizations of, and approaches to, (chronic) pain, and will discuss experiences of (chronic) pain within racialized communities.

Research With Activities Related to Diversity (ReWARD) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

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Click here to join this SIG: SIG Petition and Support/Sign-Up Form