NOTE: Some Back Pain Research Patient Advisors opted out of being included in our website.
David volunteered for the Back Pain Patient Advisory Group to get to know about research in the treatment and evaluation of lower back pain. He says, "It seems to me that having patients comment on research while it is in progress can provide valuable insight and feedback to the researchers. The discussions have also been extremely valuable to me because they have given me a much better understanding of my disease and how to minimize its effect on my quality of life."
Masu has a long history of volunteering her time for causes she finds interesting or worthy, which led her to become involved in the Back Pain Research Patient Advisory Group. She has volunteered at various not-for-profit organizations since her retirement. She had a varied career, working in research, non-profits, and risk management. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, and visiting art museums.
Mahshid had a long career working on international nutrition issues with United Nations Agencies and Governments of Canada, US and others. She is now retired and lives in Redmond with her husband. She loves travelling to see the world. She is a collector and collect famous quotes and sayings and interesting and inspirational true stories. She joined the Back Pain Research Patient Advisory Group to stay involved in research activities in her retirement, but also over frustrations at her own back pain and her desire to bridge the gaps between patients and doctors in treating back pain. Read Mahshid's blog post about why she is involved in the Back Pain Research Patient Advisory Group!
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