Areas of Expertise
Affective disorders in chronic pain; implementation research and medical education.
Matthew Bair, associate professor of medicine at the IU School of Medicine, is a core investigator for the VA Health Services Research and Development Center for Health Information and Communication, an attending physician in the Inpatient Medicine Service at Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center and a Regenstrief research scientist.
Bair’s research is focused on affective disorders (depression and anxiety), chronic pain and developing strategies to improve pain management in the primary-care setting. His long-term goal is to develop and test pain management therapies that combine pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments.
He has conducted a randomized controlled trial to compare a combination of pain treatments, including algorithm-based analgesics, pain self-management, and cognitive behavioral therapy, versus usual care. This was the first of many interventions for chronic pain treatment of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans.View full bio