Diana J. Wilkie, PhD, RN, FAAN

  • Adjunct Professor

Dr. Wilkie is an internationally known pain specialist with a special emphasis on palliative and end-of-life care in cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. She has many publications about pain, and her research program on pain has been continuously funded since 1986. Currently, she is conducting two randomized clinical trials testing the effects of massage and effects of computerized pain tools on clinical outcomes and several pilot studies. The long-term goal of her research is to help clinicians effectively combine pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies for management of acute, chronic, and cancer pain. More information about her studies is available at http://www.tneel.uic.edu/.

Current Area of Teaching

Dr. Wilkie lectures extensively on pain assessment and management topics such as new information available for safe, effective use of analgesics and end-of-life care. She is a member of the graduate faculty and a tenured professor.

Current Research