Luana Colloca, MD, PhD

  • Luana Colloca, MD, PhD

    Associate Professor, Department of Pain and Translational Symptom Science & Department of Anesthesiology

    SCHOOL OF NURSING/SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Research interests

Learning mechanisms underlying human pain modulation


Expectations and social influences on hypoalgesia


Neurophysiological mechanisms of placebo and nocebo effects


Sex and age influences on pain modulation


Ethical and translational aspects of placebo and nocebo effects

Research approaches

Pain phenotyping


Brain mapping


Computational models


Behavioral and neurophysiological measurements

 

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-6503-4709

Lab or individual page

Publications

  1. Simmons K, Ortiz R, Kosswsky J, Krummenacher P, Grillon C, Pine D, Colloca L. Pain and Placebo in Pediatrics: A comprehensive review of laboratory and clinical findings. Pain 2014
  2. Au Yeung SC, Colagiuri B, Lovibond FP, Colloca L. Partial reinforcement, extinction, and placebo analgesia. Pain 2014;155(6):1110-7
  3. Colloca L. Placebo, nocebo and learning. Handb Exp Pharmacol 2014;225:17-35
  4. Colloca L. Flaten M., Meissner K. Editors. Placebo and Pain: From bench to bedside. Elsevier, Oxford, UK – 2013 – ISBN: 978-0-12-397928-5
  5. Colloca L. Finniss D. Nocebo effects, patient-clinician communication, and therapeutic outcomes. JAMA 2012;307(6):567-8