Ariel Baria, , MSN, RN-BC, GNP-BCUniversity of California-San Francisco PhD
Mr. Baria completed his BSN at San Francisco State University and MSN at the University of California Los Angeles. For over 18 years, he has worked as a nurse practitioner/program coordinator in the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service (PM&RS)/Pain Program at the VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System. Mr. Baria is pursuing his PhD degree in nursing at the University of California San Francisco. His most recent publication in the Journal of Pain Medicine is titled “Adaption of the Biopsychosocial Model of Chronic Non-Cancer Pain in Veterans. His research dissertation is focused on this vulnerable population, their long-term use of opioid therapy, and the key factors/variables that may improve treatment outcomes. His current projects include a retrospective cohort study that investigate this very timely and important topic. He is also working on a qualitative study using Ground Theory methodology to examine the lived experience of veterans with chronic non-cancer pain and substance use disorders. Other projects include the use of implantable Medtronic pump system and catheter to deliver Remodulin in patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, the use of electronic consultations to improve access to pain management and rehabilitation care, and interventional pain procedures for spine disease. Mr. Baria’s accomplishments include both local and global impact. He holds an associate clinical professorship at the University of California Los Angeles School of Nursing. He has remain committed to global health outreach and has attended five medical relief missions serving vulnerable population in both the rural and urban regions of the Philippines.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Veterans Healthcare Scholar – Rehabilitation
Dissertation: Long-term opioid use in veterans with chronic non-cancer pain