LeKisha Alesii, PhD

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Dr. LeKisha Alesii is a licensed psychologist. The majority of her time is dedicated to the clinical practice of psychology in the multidisciplinary UNC Pain Management Center with the remaining time devoted to research activities. Her duties include providing psychological services (consultation, psychological evaluation, therapy) to patients at the Pain Management Center and supervision/education to students and interns who are rotating through the Department of Anesthesiology and the Center. Dr. Alesii's research interests include investigating disparities in pain among African Americans and European Americans. Specifically, Dr. Alesii has interests in understanding psychosocial factors involved in pain disparities and the development of behavioral interventions for preventing and treating pain.