for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at San Francisco, California and other locations
study started
completion around
Principal Investigator
by Jason Satterfield, PhD
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Jason Satterfield



INSPIRE creates a trilingual mobile app and telehealth coaching program to promote non-pharmacologic strategies for pain management with Black, Chinese, and Latinx communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. Years 1-2 will develop the app and test it with a brief single arm pilot starting in Nov 2023. A full two arm randomized controlled trial (RCT) will being in early 2025 with changes in PEG scores as the primary outcome. Secondary outcomes include Helping to End Addiction Longterm (HEAL) common data elements.

Official Title

Integrating Nonpharmacologic Strategies for Pain With Inclusion, Respect, and Equity (INSPIRE): Tailored Digital Tools, Telehealth Coaching, and Primary Care Coordination


Chronic Pain, Non-malignant chronic pain, Digital health, Health coaching, Health equity, Cognitive therapy, Mindfulness, Movement, CBT, Mindfulness, and Movement


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  1. age 18 or older
  2. speak English, Spanish, or Cantonese
  3. have a UCSF Health or SFHN PCP
  4. be willing to use a smartphone (iOS or Android - either their own or one provided by the study)
  5. have chronic, non-malignant pain for at least 3 months
  6. be willing to participate in a 12 month patient-centered chronic pain management study where they will be randomized into one of two comparison arms

You CAN'T join if...

- Severe mental illness or other condition preventing informed consent


  • San Francisco General Hospital
    San Francisco California 94110 United States
  • UCSF Adult Primary Care Mt. Zion Clinic
    San Francisco California 94115 United States

Lead Scientist at UCSF

  • Jason Satterfield, PhD
    Jason M. Satterfield is past Academy Endowed Chair for Innovation in Teaching, Director of Behavioral Medicine and Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. He received his B.S. in brain sciences from MIT and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.


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University of California, San Francisco
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Expecting 586 study participants
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