Asia W.

Trainee, CAPPI

Research Lab:
Dr. Burel Goodin, Dr. Robert Sorge

Asia Wiggins is a doctoral student in the Behavioral Neuroscience Ph.D. Program at UAB working with Dr. Burel Goodin & Dr. Robert Sorge. In 2019, Asia received her B.S. in Psychology from The University of Montevallo, where her research focused on the role of executive functioning on pain sensitivity. Currently, she is broadly interested in examining influential biopsychosocial factors that may contribute to chronic pain outcomes and individual differences therein. Her current research examines the effect of a low carbohydrate diet on knee osteoarthritis pain among black and white women. She is also examining the roles that specific biopsychosocial factors may play on chronic low back pain and healthy pain-free individuals. In her free time, she enjoys being in nature, watching futuristic thrillers, and reading historical texts.