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Akiko Okifuji, Ph.D.

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Languages

  • English
  • Japanese

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-7246 Pain Management Center
546 Chipeta Way , Suite 220
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Bio

Akiko Okifuji, PhD is Professor of Anesthesiology, Scott M Smith MD Presidential Endowed Chair in Anesthesiology at the University of Utah. She is a licensed clinical psychologist who is specialized in the psychosocial evaluation and management of chronic pain. She is also a pain researcher. She has been a principle investigator and co-investigator of various NIH funded projects in pain medicine.

Her current research interests include rehabilitative approaches to fibromyalgia, weight management in chronic pain, women’s issues in chronic pain, cost effectiveness of multidisciplinary pain care approaches, and cognitive-behavioral aspects of chronic pain. She is also a member of treatment team at the University of Utah Pain Management Center, where she provides behavioral medicine services to people with chronic pain.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Anesthesiology - Professor

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Chronic pain management
  • Weight Management in Chronic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Behavioral Medicine

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Anesthesiology - Professor

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-7690 Pain Research Center
Department of Anesthesiology
615 Arapeen Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Akiko Okifuji, PhD is Professor of Anesthesiology, Scott M Smith MD Presidential Endowed Chair in Anesthesiology at the University of Utah. She is a licensed clinical psychologist who is specialized in the psychosocial evaluation and management of chronic pain. She is also a pain researcher. She has been a principle investigator and co-investigator of various NIH funded projects in pain medicine.

Her current research interests include rehabilitative approaches to fibromyalgia, weight management in chronic pain, women’s issues in chronic pain, cost effectiveness of multidisciplinary pain care approaches, and cognitive-behavioral aspects of chronic pain. She is also a member of the treatment team at the University of Utah Pain Management Center, where she provides behavioral medicine services to people with chronic pain.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Pittsburgh
Psychology
Fellow
Doctoral Training State University of New York at Binghamton
Psychology
Ph.D.
Internship University of Pittsburgh
Psychiatry
Intern
Graduate Training State University of New York at Binghamton
Psychology
M.A.
Undergraduate State University of New York at Stony Brook
B.A.

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