Topical reviewRace, ethnicity and painEdwards, Christopher L.a,b,*; Fillingim, Roger B.c; Keefe, Francisa,bAuthor Information aPain and Palliative Care Center, Duke University Medical Center, 932 Morreene Road, Rm 166, 27713, Durham, NC, USA bDepartment of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, DUMC-3847, Durham, NC, USA cPublic Health Services and Research, University of Florida College of Dentistry and North Florida South Georgia VA Health System, USA *Correspondence author. Tel.: +1-919-681-3090; fax: +1-919-681-7347 E-mail: email@example.com Received 30 July 2001; received in revised form 6 August 2001; accepted 13 August 2001. Pain: November 2001 - Volume 94 - Issue 2 - p 133-137 doi: 10.1016/S0304-3959(01)00408-0 Buy Metrics Abstract The current paper provides a brief overview of research on the effects of race and ethnicity on pain. More specifically, the article reviews the utility of the concepts of race and ethnicity for pain research, suggests operational definitions of race and ethnicity, reviews the literature on the effects of race and ethnicity on laboratory and clinical pain, and provides suggestions for future research. © 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.