University of Miami
Dr. Felix's early training centered on the investigation of somatosensory function in healthy human participants as well as in pain patient populations. This work led to an increased interest in the mechanisms of pain, measurement methods for pain, and the impact of chronic pain on physical, emotional, and social functioning. Currently, Dr. Felix holds appointments at the University of Miami, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and at the Miami VA, and perform government-funded research at both of these institutions. Her primary research expertise is in the multidimensional measurement of clinical pain and of experimentally-evoked pain, working to understand the contributions of both somatosensory dysfunction and psychosocial risk-factors to the development and maintenance of chronic pain conditions in persons with neurologic injuries.
She is the Project Director/PI of the South Florida Spinal Cord Injury Model System Center, funded through the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research. She has a long record of collaborative, multidisciplinary research, and has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles as first- or co-author. She is co-chair of the “Measurement of Pain and its Impact” special interest group of the American Pain Society, and serves on the IRB, Scientific Review committee, and the Research & Development committee at the Miami VA.