Photo credits, L-R: Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum, Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman, Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey

Our Mission

On behalf of the NIH-DoD-VA Collaboratory, the Pain Management Collaboratory Coordinating Center (PMC3) provides national leadership and serves as a national resource for development and refinement of innovative tools, best practices, and other resources in the conduct of high impact pragmatic clinical trials on non-pharmacological approaches for pain management and other comorbid conditions in veteran or military health care systems.

We use our expertise in pain management, electronic health records (EHR), data systems and the design and coordination of multi-site pragmatic trials to accomplish these objectives in collaboration with our VA, DoD and Yale partners.

Objectives of the NIH-DoD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory Coordinating Center (PMC3)

Provide leadership and technical expertise in all aspects of research supporting the design and execution of high impact Pragmatic Clinical Trials that conduct cost-effective, large-scale, pragmatic clinical trials on non-pharmacological approaches for pain management and other comorbid conditions in veteran or military health care systems, make data, tools, best practices, and resources from these and other projects available to facilitate research partnerships in VA and DoD health systems.