Dr. Baker’s research agenda focuses the behavioral and psychosocial predictors and outcomes of chronic pain and disease in older adults from diverse racial and ethnic populations. She also has a particular interest in examining health disparities and disparities in chronic pain management across the age continuum among clinic-based and community-dwelling adults in general, and older Black adults in particular. She recently received funding to focus on cancer pain and pain management among older Blacks and Whites receiving outpatient services. This two phase project is designed as a feasibility study examining the effectiveness of an education-based intervention among older adult oncology patients. The project similarly examines identified psychological, social, and cultural factors influencing cancer pain management.