Dr. Bair’s principal research focus has been on chronic pain and psychological comorbidity and developing strategies to improve pain management in the primary care setting. He has a strong background in conducting clinical trials; developing and testing interventions that combine pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments.


  • chronic pain, primary care
  • clinical trials
  • affective disorders in chronic pain
  • implementation research 
  • medical education.

Clinical Interests:

  • internal medicine 
  • effective pain management in primary care settings.

Subject Area:

  • Medicine.
Internal Medicine
MS, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Clinical Research, 2003
MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Medicine, 1994
BS, Saint Mary's College of California, Education, 1989
clinical research or studies depression pain hospice & palliative care pain management internal medicine
American College of Physicians
American Pain Society
International Association for the Study of Pain
Society of General Internal Medicine