Physical Therapy, Neuroscience
A licensed physical therapist, Roger Allen is researching treatment options for incurable chronic pain and neuropathic pain syndromes. His field of study also includes complex regional pain syndrome and psychophysiological disease mechanisms. He has studied the relationship between stress and fibromyalgia, written about the human stress response and stress control, and worked on vertigo. Allen is the author of three textbooks and chapters in two editions of Bonica's Management of Pain. He has published extensively in professional journals and made over 100 national and international research presentations at venues including the Nobel Institute for Neurophysiology, World Pain Congress, World Congress of Physical Therapy, and World Congress of Neurology. He teaches courses on clinical anatomy, neuroscience, and psychological aspects of physical therapy practice.
B.S., M.Ed., University of Kansas, 1976, 1977; Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1979; B.S., Physical Therapy, University of Washington, 1996