NIH Pain Research Center Staff
The following people work at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Pain Research Center (PRC), the Clinical Investigations Branch (CIB) in the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) Division of Intramural Research (DIR), and/or the Section on Affective Neuroscience and Pain (SANP) in the NCCIH DIR.
David Shurtleff, Ph.D., Acting Director
Miroslav “Misha” Bačkonja, M.D., Supervisory Physician, Acting Clinical Director
Eleni Frangos, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, Lead Scientific Officer
Binquan Wang, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, Senior Data Scientist
Hayley Owens, Clinical Research Coordinator and Sensory Testing Technician
Lauren Atlas, Ph.D., Tenure-Track Clinical Investigator, Chief, SANP
Alexander Chesler, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, Chief, Section on Sensory Cells and Circuits
Leorey N. Saligan, Ph.D., Clinical Collaborator
Intramural Research Training Award Fellows
Nicholas Madian, Ph.D., Postdoc Fellow, PRC
Nwamaka Ijeh, Postbac Fellow, PRC
Haley Prakke, Postbac Fellow, PRC
Eleanor Goulden, Postbac Fellow, PRC
Brendan Johns, Postbac Fellow, PRC
Michelle Singh, Postbac Fellow, PRC
Eunice Chung, Postbac Fellow, PRC
Megan Bradson, Postbac Fellow, PRC
Meera Deva, Postbac Fellow, PRC
We look forward to hearing from you. Please complete and submit the online form.
If you are a patient and would like more information about complementary and integrative therapies for pain, please contact the NCCIH Information Clearinghouse.
To participate (as a healthy volunteer or a patient) in NIH clinical trials on pain, please call 301-594-5731 or visit clinicaltrials.gov.
To learn about research training positions at the Pain Research Center, contact Eleni Frangos, Ph.D., Research Fellow and Lead Scientific Officer.