Chief of the Division of Behavioral Medicine
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), psychosocial aspects of chronic pain disorders, behavioral medicine, brain-gut interactions, impact of chronic disease on quality of life, chronic care management
Jeffrey M. Lackner is an internationally recognized authority on the behavioral treatment of chronic pain disorders, especially irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
He is an expert on how psychosocial factors, such as emotion, patient beliefs, relationships and coping styles, impact such disorders. He has also studied brain-gut interactions, and how changes in the brain impact both physical and emotional well-being.
Lackner’s research has influenced clinical practice guidelines in the United States, Europe and Asia. His team has demonstrated that patients with IBS symptoms achieved robust and sustained relief by learning to control symptoms with minimal clinician contact.
Lackner treats patients for chronic pain disorders through the Behavioral Medicine Clinic of UBMD Internal Medicine. He and his colleagues focus on using evidence-based treatment protocols that help patients gain control of painful symptoms that have not adequately responded to standard medical therapies.
Jeffrey M. Lackner, PsyD
Chief of the Division of Behavioral Medicine, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
Professor of Medicine, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo