Barbara K. Bruce, Ph.D., L.P.

Medical Editor

Mayo Clinic on Fibromyalgia

Area of Expertise

  • Assessment and treatment of chronic pain with emphasis on both chronic non-cancer pain and pain associated with malignant disease
  • Feasibility and acceptance of a multidisciplinary approach to the management of pain in multiple myeloma

  • Effective treatment for chronic benign pain and cancer pain
  • Understanding of the role of multidisciplinary psychosocial factors in treatment


Dr. Bruce, medical editor of Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief, 2nd Edition, and Mayo Clinic Guide to Fibromyalgia, is the clinical director of the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Pain Rehabilitation Center, a multidisciplinary program that encompasses adult and pediatric pain rehabilitation programs. Dr. Bruce is a psychologist in Mayo Clinic’s Department of Psychiatry and Psychology and an associate professor of psychology at the College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic. She is active in many professional organizations dedicated to the study and treatment of pain, including the American Pain Society and the International Association for the Study of Pain.

Jacksonville, Florida

Barbara K. Bruce, Ph.D.