- •Racism in pain research manifests in the scientific approaches and dissemination of findings.
- •Racism has also limited the people who are provided the opportunity to become pain scientists.
- •Equality in pain research must be applied equally for equity in pain prevention and treatment.
- •Shifting the scientific consciousness of researchers and the public takes courageous dialogue.
- •Justice compels recognition of chronic pain as a national health disparity issue.
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Supported by NIH/NIAMS K23AR076463 (PI: Staja Q. Booker); NIH/NIA R00AG052642 (PI: Emily J. Bartley); NIH/ NHLBI K01HL153210 (PI: Keesha Powell-Roach); NIH/NIA R01AG059809 , R01AG067757 (PI: Yenisel Cruz-Almeida); NIH/NIA P30AG059297 (PI: Roger B. Fillingim).
No authors report no potential or actual conflicts of interest.