Dr. Koyyalagunta’s research interest is in identifying risk factors associated with opioid misuse in cancer pain patients. In collaboration with members of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), Dr. Koyyalagunta is currently doing a meta-analysis of opioids for cancer pain. She is the lead investigator of this project with a nationwide group of authors. She is an active member of the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists and has served as a delegate/alternate delegate in this prestigious organization for the past eight years. She is also a member of the Texas Pain Society where she has served as a member of a task force to address the pill mill issue in the State of Texas.