Hopkins Pain Fellowship
The Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health offer
a postdoctoral training program for fellows interested developing an interdisciplinary
program of pain research.
Co-Directors: Gayle Page (SON)
and Jennifer Haythornthwaite (SOM)
Years 1-5: 9/30/05 – 7/31/10 by the National Institutes
of Health through the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research, Grant T32 MH75884
Years 6-10: 7/1/2010-6/30/2015 Jointly funded by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the National Institute of Nursing Research,
Grant # T32 NS070201
The goal of this 2-year postdoctoral program is to prepare fellows to work within an interdisciplinary research
team to address the complex challenge of pain. This is achieved by integrating training in two or more areas
of expertise – behavioral/social science, neuroscience or clinical research.
The program incorporates coursework, mentored research experiences in at least two
core areas, an individual research project, preparation of an extramural grant application,
and experience in writing and publishing papers. Each fellow is collaboratively
mentored by two faculty, each representing a different area of expertise in behavioral/social
science, biomedical or clinical research.
Our Core faculty
includes 5 behavioral scientists, 12 clinical researchers and 13 neuroscience researchers.
Each Core faculty member is actively engaged in pain research, engaged in the education and training of
young investigators, and committed to interdisciplinary collaboration.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply; the NIH salary structure is followed.
The learning objectives are: (1) to understand broad conceptualizations of pain
including cognitive, emotional, behavioral, social and biological processes; (2)
to develop skills for communicating, networking and collaborating with scientists
in other disciplines; (3) to design and conduct an integrative study of pain as
a primary symptom; and (4) to develop a career plan for an interdisciplinary program
of pain research.
Core Faculty and Research Interests
Postdoctoral Application Materials