U-PAIN is an interdisciplinary research program dedicated to research challenges within the area of chronic pain. We are physiotherapists, biomedical scientists, physicians, nurses, medical social workers, and psychologists with a common mission to develop future of pain care. The staff is affiliated to Department of Neuroscience and the Pain Centre at the University Hospital in Uppsala.

U-PAIN comprises an infrastructure for interdisciplinary and translational pain research making scientific studies and development of innovative methods for pain diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation possible.

We work at the Department of Women's and Children's Health at Uppsala University and at the Pain Clinic at Uppsala University Hospital.

Ongoing studies

  • The U-PAIN cohort: prospective data collection on risks and benefits with opioids, and living habits and chronic pain
  • Vocational rehabilitation: return to work in patients with chronic pain (UWORKin)
  • Biomarker for exploration of the pathophysiology behind chronic pain
  • Balance and chronic pain

Pernilla Åsenlöf

Professor at Department of Women's and Children's Health, Physiotherapy and behavioral medicine

+4618-471 4768
Mobile phone:
+46 70 4562831
Last modified: 2022-06-17