Pain Research Lab

Dean A. Tripp, PhD, Professor
Depts of Psychology, Anesthesiology, and Urology
T: 613-533-6955  E:
320 Humphrey Hall, Queen's University
Kingston Ontario, K7L 3N6

Welcome to the Lab

Dean Tripp discusses the impact that psychological and social factors can have on pain and quality of life in people living with Crohn's and colitis.

Dean Tripp speaks at TEDxQueensU.

Are we Designed to Fail? Dean Tripp at TEDxQueensU.

Our lab has been studying pain and pain-related psychosocial factors over the past two decades.


Many people are unaware that there are chronic abdominal-pelvic pain diseases occur frequently in our country and the world at large. In recent years, our lab has focused more so on understanding the “life impact” of such diseases for adults and adolescents.


Much of our new grants and research projects are focused on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis), Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CP/CPPS) in men, and Interstitial Cystitis / Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS) in women.  We are interested in pain experience, disease outcomes and related disability, relationship impact, sexuality, and very concerned about mood and suicidality in our patient groups.


Please review the research component of this website for more detail on our studies.

Queen's University Department of Anesthesiology

Queen's University Department of Urology

Queen's School of Medicine Gastroenterology Division

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