Dr Phil Parker interviews Prof Luana Colloca MD. Luana is a medical doctor, holds a PhD in neuroscience and has an MSc in bioethics. Her cutting edge research into Parkinson’s with Prof Benedetti changed the map on how we value and understand placebos. She has a special research interest in placebos, pain, the opioid crisis and music.

She is an Associate Professor in Pain and Translational Symptom Science and Adjunct Professor Department of Anesthesiology (School of Medicine) at the University of Maryland in the  USA.