Dr. Schreiber is investigating the development of chronic pain after surgical injury. She is particularly interested in the mechanisms by which individual differences in psychosocial processing and nociceptive sensitivity lead to differential risk of chronic pain amongst individuals. Dr. Schreiber’s current research uses the accurate measurement of psychosocial and psychophysical phenotype in preoperative patients to prospectively identify individuals at highest risk of pain persistence, so that the processes underlying this propensity may be averted. Other collaborative projects investigate how pain may be modulated by non-opioid analgesic techniques (regional anesthesia, yoga-based exercise, distraction, music, CBT, and open-label placebo).