Editorial Board : PAIN Reports

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​​Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief, PAIN Reports

David Yarnitsky, MD
Department of Neurology, Rambam Health Care Campus
Laboratory of Clinical Neurophysiology, Technion Faculty of Medicine
Haifa, Israel
[email protected]

Section Editors​

Nadine Attal, MD, PhD
Professor, Director of the Pain Evaluation and Treatment Centre of Hôpital Ambroise Paré
Boulogne-Billancourt, France

Simon Beggs, PhD
Associate Professor, Developmental Neurosciences
UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
London, UK​

Claudia Campbell, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Neurosurgery
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Steven P. Cohen, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, Neurology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Baltimore, MD​

Greg Dussor, PhD
Associate Professor, Behavioral and Brain Sciences
The University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, Texas, USA

G. Allen Finley, MD, FRCPC, FAAP
Professor of Anesthesia and Psychology, Dalhousie University
Dr. Stewart Wenning Chair in Pediatric Pain Management
Director, Centre for Pediatric Pain Research, IWK Health Centre
Halifax, Canada

Elena Enax-Krumova, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
BG University Hospital Bergmannsheil
Ruhr University Bochum

Heike Rittner, MD
Professor, Center of Interdisciplinary Pain Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospital of Wuerzburg
​Wuerzberg, Germany ​

Andrea Truini, MD, PhD
Neurologist, Sapienza University
Rome, Italy

Irit Weissman-Fogel, BPT, PhD
Associate Professor, Head of the Sensory Neuroscience and Pain Laboratory
Physical Therapy Department
Faculty of Social Welfare & Health Sciences
​University of Haifa
Haifa​, Israel ​

Associate Editors

Rachel Aaron, PhD, MA
Baltimore, USA

Lauren Atlas, PhD,
Bethesda, USA

Kirsty Bannister, PhD,
London, UK

Emily J. Bartley, PhD,
Gainesville, USA

David Bennett, PhD,
Oxford, UK

Christine Chambers, PhD
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Yian Chen, MD,
Stanford, USA

Daniel Ciampi de Andrade, PhD
São Paulo, Brazil

Luana Colloca, MD, PhD
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Felicia Cox, FRCN
London, UK

Geert Crombez, PhD
Ghent, Belgium

Patrick M. Dougherty, PhD
Houston, USA

Elena K. Enax-Krumova, MD,
Bochum, Germany

Herta Flor, PhD
Heidelberg, Germany

Maria Adele Giamberardino, MD
Chieti, Italy

Deb Gordon, RN, DNP, FAAN
Seattle, USA

Michal Granot, RN, PhD
Haifa, Israel

Yelena Granovsky, PhD
Haifa, Israel

Simon Haroutounian, M.Sc.Pharm, PhD
St. Louis, USA

Lynn Kohan, MD,
Charlottesville, USA

Caterina Leone, MD, PhD,
Rome, Italy

Jillian Miller, PhD,
Calgary, Canada

Massieh Moayedi, PhD,
Toronto, Canada

Jeffrey S. Mogil, PhD
Montreal, Canada

Chung Jung Mun, PhD,
Tempe, USA

Hadas Nahman-Averbuch, PhD,
St. Louis, USA

Michael Nicholas, PhD
Sydney, Australia

Koichi Noguchi, MD, PhD
Hyogo, Japan

Serge Perrot, MD, PhD
Paris, France

Kristian Petersen, PhD, MSc,
Aalborg, Denmark

Frank Petzke, MD,
Göttingen, Germany

London, UK

Tim Salomons, PhD,
Ontario, Canada

Hans-Georg Schaible, MD
Jena, Germany

Xue-Jun Song, MD, PhD
Shenzhen, China

Michele Sterling, PhD, MPhty, BPhty, Grad Dip Manip Physio, FACP
South East Queensland, Australia

Inge Timmers, PhD,
Maastricht, Netherlands

Nuj Tontisirin, PhD,
Bangkok, Thailand

Rolf-Detlef Treede, PhD
Heidelberg, Germany

Anne-Priscille Trouvin, MD, MSc,
Paris, France

Takahiro Ushida, MD, PhD
Aichi, Japan

Ramani Vijayan, MBBS, FRCA, FANZCA
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Boris Zernikow, MD, PhD,
Datteln, Germany

Nadine Attal, MD, PhD is Professor of Therapeutics and Pain Medicine at the University Versailles Saint Quentin, France and responsible for the Center of Evaluation and Treatment of Pain in Ambroise Paré Hospital, Boulogne-Billancourt. She is Associate Director of the INSERM U 987 Research Unit on Pain (directed by Didier Bouhassira), member of the Council of the International Association for the Study of Pain, of the scientific committee of the European Academy of Neurology and section editor of the journal, Pain Reports. Dr. Attal's research activity focuses on neuropathic pain and pain management. She has coordinated several international guidelines on neuropathic pain assessment or treatment and has authored 140 peer-reviewed papers in high impact factor journals such as Brain, Neurology, Lancet Neurology, PAIN (H index 50). Dr. Attal has given several plenary lectures at international pain congresses including the World Cngress on Pain and the Edmond Charlton hononary lecture at the last International Congress on Neuropathic Pain (NeuPSIG). She received several prizes and awards including a biology price from the Académie des Sciences and was promoted knight of the Legion of Honor (Chevalier de la légion d'honneur) in 2016.

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Simon Beggs, PhD is an Associate Professor at UCL Great Ormond Street Hospital Institute of Child Health and pre-clinical lead in the UCL Paediatric Pain Research Group. His research interests lie in the long-term consequences of pain in early life and how it influences future pain responses. He has a wider interest in how the cellular and molecular components of the nervous and immune systems interact to drive chronic pain conditions.

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Claudia Campbell, PhD is an Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Psychophysical Pain Testing Program at Johns Hopkins University. She has a broad and integrated line of research investigating the mechanisms underpinning individual differences, psychosocial, and behavioral factors influencing pain sensitivity and clinical pain. Dr. Campbell's interests include how psychosocial/behavioral factors, that are common among people suffering from chronic pain (e.g., depression, catastrophizing, and sleep disturbance), confer heightened risk for the development and maintenance of persistent pain and influence pain-related outcomes and treatment response.

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Steven P. Cohen, MD is Professor of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, Neurology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He is also Chief of Pain Medicine at Johns Hopkins and Director of Pain Operations. Dr. Cohen has published over 350 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in journals such as Lancet, JAMA, BMJ, CMAJ, and Cecil Textbook of Medicine. He has served as Chair for multiple international committees and meetings and is one of the leading researchers on spine pain and traumatic injuries in the world. In addition to his academic work, Dr. Cohen is a retired Colonel in the U.S. Army.

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Gregory Dussor, PhD is an Associate Professor and Eugene McDermott Endowed Fellow in Neuroscience at the University of Texas at Dallas. He received a PhD in Pharmacology at The University of Texas Health Science Center, did postdoctoral training at The Oregon Health & Science University, and was faculty at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Dr. Dussor has published over 90 peer-reviewed research articles, he is on the editorial boards of Pain, Pain Reports, Molecular Pain, Headache, the Journal of Headache and Pain, the Journal of Neuroscience, and is on the Medical Advisory Board of the Migraine Research Foundation.

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G. Allen Finley, MD, FRCPC, FAAP is a pediatric anesthesiologist who has worked for 30 years in pain research and management. He is Professor of Anesthesia, Pain Management, & Perioperative Medicine at Dalhousie University, and is cross-appointed as Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience. He also holds the inaugural Dr. Stewart Wenning Chair in Pediatric Pain Management at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax and is Director of the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research. He has published over 140 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has lectured widely, with more than 300 invited presentations on six continents. He started the PEDIATRIC-PAIN e-mail discussion list in 1993, bringing together pain researchers and clinicians from over 40 countries. His own research and educational projects have taken him to Jordan, Thailand, China, Brazil, and elsewhere, with a primary focus on pain service development and advocacy for improved pain care for children around the world. To facilitate that, he is co-founder and Board Chair of the ChildKind International Initiative (http://childkindinternational.org). From 2016-2020 he served as Treasurer on the Executive Board of the International Association for the Study of Pain, an exciting opportunity to be part of the promotion of pain science and pain care around the world. His current research work includes collaborations with colleagues at Dalhousie, U. of Ottawa, and elsewhere, including as co-PI of the CIHR SPOR Chronic Pain Network and SKIP (Solutions for Kids in Pain – kidsinpain.ca) Hub Lead for Atlantic Canada.

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Elena Enax-Krumova, MD, is a clinician scientist and assistant professor at the Department of Neurology, BG University Hospital Bergmannsheil in Bochum, Germany. She obtained her medical degree from Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany. A board-certified neurologist and pain specialist, Dr. Enax-Krumova’s main research interests are the pathomechanisms, improvement of diagnostic procedures, and mechanism-based treatment of neuropathic pain. Her clinical work focuses on neuromuscular diseases, complex regional pain syndrome, and headache. Dr. Enax-Krumova is a board member of the German Research Network on Neuropathic Pain (DFNS), has authored >60 papers in high impact factor peer-reviewed journals such as PAIN and Neurology and has received several prizes and awards including the German Pain Award 2008.

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Heike Rittner is a clinician scientist and a professor at the Center of Interdisciplinary Pain Medicine at Department of Anesthesiology of the University Hospital of Würzburg. She obtained her medical degree from the Universities of Vienna, Austria, and Würzburg, Germany. After a postdoc at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, she completed her residency at the Charité, Berlin, and was board-certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. In 2008 she started to build up the pain clinic in Würzburg and now heads the Center of Interdisciplinary Pain Medicine at the University of Wuerzburg with an acute pain service as well as special programs for ambulatory, outpatient, and in-patient pain treatment. In parallel to her clinical work, she pursued her scientific career in understanding inflammatory and neuropathic pain generation and resolution in the peripheral nervous system. She employs advanced preclinical rodent models, and state-of-the-art animal behavioral portfolios, patients’ biomaterials analysis, as well as in vitro cellular systems for barriers and neuronal structures to decipher these pathways. Currently, she is the scientific coordinator of the German Research Foundation-funded Clinical Research Group KFO5001 “ResolvePAIN” as well as several healthcare studies.

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A​ndrea Truini, MD, PhD, is a neurologist working in the neuromuscular disease unit at Sapienza University, Rome, Italy. His clinical activity is mostly dedicated to peripheral nerve diseases and chronic pain management. His scientific activity is completely devoted to neuropathic pain and diagnostic tests evaluation of nociceptive system in humans.

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​Irit Weissman-Fogel, BPT, PhD, is a neuroscientist and an Associate Professor at the University of Haifa, Israel. Her particular interest is brain mechanisms that subserve and regulate pain in the healthy state, as well as in pain chronification, chronic pain, and treatments aimed at pain alleviation. She uses a multifaceted approach to study these pain mechanisms by applying brain imaging, electrophysiological and non-invasive brain stimulation technologies, pain laboratory and autonomic measures, and self-report questionnaires. She also studies the role of individual differences in brain morphology and neurophysiology in predicting the success of clinical treatment.

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David Yarnitsky, MD is the founding and current Editor-in-Chief of PAIN Reports. He serves as Chair of Neurology at Rambam Health Care Campus, and Professor and head of the Clinical Neurophysiology laboratory at Technion Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel. His research interest is understanding how the nervous system processes pain, using mainly psychophysical and neurophysiological tools. Prof. Yarnitsky's lab explores the modulation of pain via ascending and descending pathways, in healthy subjects and pain patients, in a variety of clinical syndromes, and how it can be used to improve pain alleviation.​​

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