About Keesha L Roach
Dr. Powell-Roach has degrees in Psychology, Biology (minor), and Nursing. She is a Robert Wood Johnson Future of nursing scholar alum and is currently an Assistant Professor at the UF College of Nursing. Formally trained at the NIH and at the Pasteur Institute in France, Dr. Roach completed her PhD at University of Illinois at Chicago and recently completed a T32 postdoctoral fellowship with the UF CTSI’s Pain Research and Intervention Center of Excellence. Her expertise is in the characterization of pain phenotypes, associated biomarkers, and health disparities in individual of African ancestry, most notably in sickle cell disease and cancer. Her research in this area has been funded by the NIA and NHLBI.
Dr. Roach is a chronic pain researcher. The overarching goal of her research is to understand a combination of omics and biopsychological factors related to pain phenotypes in an adults and older adults who have chronic pain, particularly sickle cell disease. Dr. Roach collaborates in other areas of pain research including vulvodynia, osteoarthritis, and cancer.
Thermal and mechanical quantitative sensory testing values among healthy African American adults