Faraj Abdallah
MD
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
Principal Department/Program: Anesthesia
Supervisor: Dr. Colin McCartney
Principal Hospital Appointment(s): St. Michael's Hospital
Telephone: 1-416-278-5683
E-mail Address: AbdallahF@smh.ca
Major Research/Education Interests: - The use of regional anesthesia techniques for control of acute and chronic pain.
Sara Ahola Kohut
Post-Doctoral Fellow
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Nursing (Lawrence S. Bloomberg)
Principal Department/Program: Nursing
Supervisor: Jennifer Stinson
Telephone: 416-813-7397
Major Research/Education Interests: Pediatric pain assessment and management. Web-based pain management
Jessica Alexander
PhD
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
Principal Department/Program: Neuroscience & Mental health
Supervisor: Michael Salter
Principal Hospital Appointment(s): SickKids Hospital
Telephone: 416-813-6586
Major Research/Education Interests: Neuropathic pain mechanisms
Pain Research Interests: Neuroimmunology. Blood brain barrier. Stress. Glucocorticoids.
Laith Awamleh
BSc
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Dentistry
Principal Department/Program: Oral Physiology Department
Supervisor: Dr. Limor Avivi-Arber
Telephone: 416 270 7672
Major Research/Education Interests: Orofacial Pain, neuroplasticity
Nancy Carnide
MSc, PhD (candidate)
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
Principal Department/Program: Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Supervisor: Andrea Furlan
Telephone: 416-927-2027 #2210
E-mail Address: ncarnide@iwh.on.ca
Major Research/Education Interests: Pharmacoepidemiology and occupational epidemiology
Pain Research Interests: Use of opioids and other pharmacologic agents among injured workers
Joshua Cheng
BSc
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
Principal Department/Program: Institute of Medical Sciences
Supervisor: Karen Davis
Telephone: 416-229-2095
E-mail Address: Jchen465@uwo.ca
Major Research/Education Interests: My major research interest is to investigate central mechanisms of pain and its relationship to attention using neuroimaging.
Pavel Cherkas
DMD, PhD
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Dentistry
Principal Department/Program: Endodontics
Supervisor: Barry Sessle
Telephone: 647-963-0012
Major Research/Education Interests: Orofacial pain mechanisms. Dentistry. Dental pain
Geraldine F. Coburn
RN, BScN, MN
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Nursing (Lawrence S. Bloomberg)
Principal Department/Program: Nursing
Telephone: 905-827-3869
Major Research/Education Interests: Clinical pain management in children
Pain Research Interests: Pain management in children with multiple injuries
Marie-Andrée Coulombe
Post-doctoral fellow
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
Principal Department/Program: Division of Brain, Imaging, and Behaviour - Systems Neuroscience
Supervisor: Karen Davis
Telephone: 819-238-5727
E-mail Address: coulombe.ma@gmail.com
Major Research/Education Interests: Neuroscience / Physiology
Marie-Andree Coulombe
Post-doctoral Fellow
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Medcine
Principal Department/Program: Division of Brain, Imaging, and Behaviour - Systems Neuroscience
Supervisor: Dr. Karen Davis
Telephone: 819-238-5727
E-mail Address: coulombe.ma@gmail.com
Major Research/Education Interests: Neuroscience / Physiology
Vaskar Das
PhD. Candidate in Neuro Pharmacology
University: The University of Queensland
Principal Faculty: School of Pharmacy/ CIPDD
Principal Department/Program: Neuropathic pain
Supervisor: Professor Maree Smith
Principal Hospital Appointment(s): CIPDD
Telephone: 61 7 334 69933
Major Research/Education Interests: I have commenced my PhD. in neuropathic pain research in the laboratory of professor Maree Smith at the University of Queensland in School of Pharmacy. My project title is the establishment & validation of a rat model of varicella zoster virus induced neuropathic pain by considering the specific parameters in molecular biology, immunohistochemical and pharmacological studies. In 2011, I presented my research finding to date at two conferences in Australia (ASCEPT and APSA and another abstract have been accepted for presentation in IASP conference in Millan, 2012). Besides that, a new device have been designed to detect the neuropathic pain in animal model for better understanding the underlying pathological mechanism & screening of novel drugs.
Giannina Descalzi
PhD (candidate)
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
Principal Department/Program: Physiology
Supervisor: Min Zhuo
Telephone: 416-946-0532
Major Research/Education Interests: Chronic pain induced anxiety and depression
Pain Research Interests: Chronic pain
Danielle D. DeSouza
MSc, PhD (candidate)
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
Principal Department/Program: Institute of Medical Science
Supervisor: Karen Davis & Mojgan Hodaie
Telephone: 416-603-5882
E-mail Address: desouzad@uhnresearch.ca
Major Research/Education Interests: Neuroscience. Pain. Trigeminal neuralgia. MRI
Nathalie Erpelding
PhD
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
Principal Department/Program: Brain, Imaging and Behaviour-Systems Neuroscience
Supervisor: Karen Davis
Telephone: 416-603-5502
Major Research/Education Interests: Pain. MRI. Attention. Psychophysics
Samantha Fashler
BA
University: York University
Principal Department/Program: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Joel Katz
Telephone: 416-731-8514
E-mail Address: sfashler@yorku.ca
Major Research/Education Interests: Attentional biases, chronic pain, psychology
Lynn Gauthier
BA, MA, PhD (student)
University: York University
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Health Science
Principal Department/Program: Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Supervisor: Lucia Gagliese
Telephone: 416-340-4800 #6699
Fax Number: 416-340-4739
E-mail Address: lynn.gauthier@uhn.ca
Major Research/Education Interests: Cancer pain. Aging. Dyadic coping
Sandra Gerges
BScPhm, PharmD, MSc (Candidate)
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Pharmacy
Supervisor: Anna Taddio
Telephone: 416-877-5151
Major Research/Education Interests: Pediatric Pain Management Immunization Pain Management
Navreet Gill
BScN
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Nursing (Lawrence S. Bloomberg)
Principal Department/Program: Nursing
Principal Hospital Appointment(s): The Hospital for Sick Children
Telephone: 416-813-7654 #2332
Fax Number: 416-813-2143
E-mail Address: navreet.gill@sickkids.ca
Major Research/Education Interests: Pediatric chronic pain. Self-management. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
Ruma Goswami
PhD
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Facutly of Medicine
Principal Department/Program: Brain, Imaging and Behaviour - Systems Neuroscience
Supervisor: Karen Davis
Principal Hospital Appointment(s): Toronto Western Hospital
Telephone: 416-603-5502
E-mail Address: rumag@uhnres.utoronto.ca
Major Research/Education Interests: Peripheral nerve injury. Cortical plasticity. Psychophysics. Personality
Laurie Graham
RN, BScN
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Nursing (Lawrence S. Bloomberg)
Principal Department/Program: Nursing
Principal Hospital Appointment(s): Cambridge Memorial Hospital - Family and Child Health
Telephone: 519-621-2330 #4250, 226-444-7027
Fax Number: 519-740-4951
Major Research/Education Interests: Focus on pediatric health issues especially those pertaining to medically fragile/complex children.
Pain Research Interests: The use of opiods for non-cancer pain and the secondary impact on individuals and society especially vulenerable populations, such as neonates born with addiction issues.
Erika Harding
MSc
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
Principal Department/Program: Physiology
Supervisor: Dr. Michael Salter
Principal Hospital Appointment(s): The Hospital for Sick Children
Telephone: 902-293-3587
E-mail Address: erika.harding@dal.ca
Major Research/Education Interests: Understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying LTP (long term potentiation) in the dorsal horn of the spinal cord.
Pain Research Interests: Determining the role of dorsal horn LTP in chronic and neuropathic pain, in order to aid the development of new treatments.
Samah Hassan
MA
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
Principal Department/Program: Institute of Medical Science
Supervisor: Gillian Einstein
Telephone: 416-220-8208
E-mail Address: samahhassan77@ymail.com
Major Research/Education Interests: Acute pain and chronic pain management and gender differences.
Pain Research Interests: The relationship between the menstrual cycle and pain and its treatment and complications especially addiction.
Dave Hayes
PhD
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
E-mail Address: dave.hayes@utoronto.ca
Kasey Hemington
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
Principal Department/Program: Institute of Medical Science
Supervisor: Dr. Karen Davis
Principal Hospital Appointment(s): Toronto Western Hospital
Telephone: 6134833229
Major Research/Education Interests: fMRI electrophysiology
Kasey Hemington
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Department of Medicine
Principal Department/Program: Institute of Medical Science
Supervisor: Dr. Karen Davies
Principal Hospital Appointment(s): Toronto Western Hospital
Telephone: 613-483-3229
Major Research/Education Interests: fMRI electrophysiology
Pain Research Interests: Pain and attention, Chronic pain conditions
Michael Hildebrand
PhD
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
Principal Department/Program: Neuroscience
Supervisor: Michael Salter
Principal Hospital Appointment(s): Hospital for Sick Children
Telephone: 416-813-5763
Major Research/Education Interests: Calcium channels. Sodium channels. NMDA receptors. Spinal cord neurons. Synaptic plasticity. Central sensitization
Pain Research Interests: Calcium channels. Sodium channels. NMDA receptors. Spinal cord neurons. Synaptic plasticity. Central sensitization
Mary-Ellen Hogan
BScPhm, PharmD, MSc
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Pharmacy
Principal Department/Program: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Supervisor: Anna Taddio
Telephone: 416-532-8059
E-mail Address: me.hogan@utoronto.ca
Major Research/Education Interests: Economic analysis of knowledge translation for immunization pain in infants.
Lindsay Jibb
Bsc, MSc, BScN
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Nursing (Lawrence S. Bloomberg)
Principal Department/Program: Effective Care and Health Outcomes
Telephone: 416-813-7654 #2314
Fax Number: 416-813-2143
E-mail Address: lindsay.jibb@utoronto.ca
Major Research/Education Interests: Childhood pain. Cancer pain. Pain management strategies
Ayah Khubieh
Research Student
University: EPFL in Switzerland
Principal Faculty: Life sciences and technology
Principal Department/Program: Neurosciences and Mental Health
Supervisor: Steven Prescott
Telephone: 4164524080
E-mail Address: ayah.khubieh@sickkids.ca
Major Research/Education Interests: Pain and Computational Neuroscience
Aaron Kucyi
BSc
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
O'Brien Kyololo
BScN, MScN
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Nursing
Principal Department/Program: Nursing
Supervisor: Bonnie Stevens
Telephone: 647-706-5800
Major Research/Education Interests: Neonatal pain management
Pain Research Interests: Mother-driven pain interventions in infants.
Salima Ladak
BScN, MN, NP, PhD (student)
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Nursing (Lawrence S. Bloomberg)
Principal Department/Program: Nursing
Supervisor: Michael McGillion
Telephone: 416-669-2222
E-mail Address: sladak@mycybernet.net
Major Research/Education Interests: Pain and related factors following orthotopic liver transplantation
Chitra Lalloo
BSc
University: McMaster University
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Health Science
Principal Department/Program: Medical Sciences
Supervisor: Jennifer Stinson
Telephone: 905-869-5115
E-mail Address: lallooc@mcmaster.ca
Major Research/Education Interests: Pain assessment. e-Health. Tool development. Chronic pain. Arthritis pain
Grace Lee
RN, MSc PhD student
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Nursing (Lawrence S. Bloomberg)
Josiane Mapplebeck
BSc (Honours)
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
Principal Department/Program: Department of Physiology
Supervisor: Michael Salter
Telephone: 647-986-6791
Major Research/Education Interests: The role of the immune system in chronic pain
Pain Research Interests: Microglia, neuropathic pain, inflammatory pain, sex differences in pain
Mariam Mashregi
BSc (Honours), MSc, PhD Candidate
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Dentistry
Principal Department/Program: Neuroscience/Pain
Supervisor: Profs. Ze'ev Seltzer and Barry Sessle
Telephone: 416-833-3249
Major Research/Education Interests: Pain Genetics interested in Biomedical Toxicology and how inflammation and oxidative stress may play a role in the pain response
Carol McNair
RN(EC), MN, NP-Pediatrics
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science
Principal Department/Program: Clinical/social and admistrative pharmacy
Supervisor: Anna Taddio
Principal Hospital Appointment(s): Hospital for Sick Children
Telephone: 416-813-7931
Fax Number: 416-813-6866
E-mail Address: carol.mcnair@sickkids.ca
Major Research/Education Interests: Neonatal Pain Management
Pain Research Interests: Neonatal Pain Assessment, Management
Massieh Moayedi
PhD Candidate
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
Principal Department/Program: Institute of Medical Science
Principal Hospital Appointment(s): Toronto Western Research Institute
Telephone: 416-603-5502
Major Research/Education Interests: Brain imaging of chronic pain
Sheila O'Keefe-McCarthy
RN, BScN, MN, PhD (Candidate), CCCN(C)
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Nursing (Lawrence S. Bloomberg)
Principal Department/Program: Nursing
Supervisor: Michael McGillion
Principal Hospital Appointment(s): Ross Memorial Hospital
Telephone: 705-324-9262
Fax Number: 416-978-8222
Major Research/Education Interests: Cardiac Pain and Anxiety. Acute coronary syndrome. Ischemic and Non-Ischemic pain. Pain assessment and management. Pain education-simulation.
Pain Research Interests: Cardiac pain and anxiety. Hemodynamic predictors of acute coronary syndrome. Pain asessment and management. Pain education.
Margaret Oldfield
BA(Hons), MEnv, PhD Candidate
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
Chaitya Parikh
BScH, MSc (candidate)
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Pharmacy
Principal Department/Program: Clinical and Social Administrative Pharmacy
Supervisor: Anna Taddio
Telephone: 905-599-9121
Major Research/Education Interests: Infant Pain Management. Pain management in children undergoing immunizations.
Yulia Pchelina
RN, MN, PhD (Candidate)
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Nursing (Lawrence S. Bloomberg)
Principal Department/Program: Effective Care and Health Outcomes
Supervisor: Bonnie Stevens
Telephone: 647-229-5522
Major Research/Education Interests: Plans to conduct intervention-driven research that leads to a greater understanding of pain perception in newborns and, hence, when to best provide comfort. Given that newborns are non-verbal and that pain experiences in infancy have long-term implications to the neurological development and pain experience later in life (Anand & Scalzo, 2000; Taddio & Katz, 2005), her goal is to empower clinicians to prevent pain perception in newborns. By furthering the understanding of the way newborns experience pain, it is her hope that change will be affected at institutional level and the consequential policies mandate proper management of pain rather than leaving it to a health provider’s discretion. She has a strong agenda to advocate for newborns as they are incapable of verbalizing their experiences and needs.
Antonello Penna Silva
MD, PhD
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
Principal Department/Program: Physiology
Supervisor: Beverley A. Orser
Telephone: 416-978-1518
E-mail Address: apennas@gmail.com
Major Research/Education Interests: Understand the molecular mechanism of general anesthesia to produce sedation, analgesia and amnesia. Particularly, the role of extrasynaptic GABAA receptors in general anesthesia.
Pain Research Interests: Find new molecular targets to treat the pain, especially in the chronic pain because the treatments are often not effective and the life of patients have big limitations.
Sachin Rastogi
MBChB, FRCA, FFPMRCA, Pediatric Pain Fellow
University: University of Manchester
Principal Faculty: Facutly of Medicine
Principal Department/Program: Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Supervisor: Gail Wong & Basem Naser
Principal Hospital Appointment(s): Hospital for Sick Children
Telephone: 647-523-8313
Major Research/Education Interests: Neuropathic pain in children.
Juan Rodriguez
MA (Psychology)
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Education
E-mail Address: jrodri03@uoguelph.ca
Brittany Rosenbloom
HBA, MSc (Candidate)
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
Principal Department/Program: Institute of Medical Science
Supervisor: Colin McCartney
Telephone: 647-822-8958
Major Research/Education Interests: Persistent pain and psychological distress (i.e. anxiety, depression, and post traumatic stress disorder) following traumatic injury in adults.
Pain Research Interests: Acute to persistent pain following injury.
Monakshi Sawhney
NP, MN, PhD(candidate)
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Nursing (Lawrence S. Bloomberg)
Principal Department/Program: Nursing
Supervisor: Judy Watt-Watson
Principal Hospital Appointment(s): Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Telephone: 416-425-8080
E-mail Address: mona.sawhney@utoronto.ca
Major Research/Education Interests: Acute pain.
Pain Research Interests: Acute pain
Sarah Smart
BScH
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Pharmacy
Principal Department/Program: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Supervisor: Anna Taddio
Telephone: 905-808-8401
E-mail Address: sar.smart@utoronto.ca
Major Research/Education Interests: Infant & child immunization pain management
Pain Research Interests: Education and knowledge translation for parents regarding immunization pain management for their children. The efficacy of an education module on immunization pain management for first-time parents enrolled in a hospital prenatal curriculum.
Petri Takkala
MSc, PhD (student)
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
Principal Department/Program: Institute of Medical Science
Supervisor: Steven Prescott
Principal Hospital Appointment(s): Hospital for Sick Children
Telephone: 416-602-3882
Major Research/Education Interests: Neural microcircuits, signal/pattern encoding, chronic neuropathic pain, synaptic plasticity, neuromodulation, chloride regulation, calcium imaging
Margaret Van Wyk
BScN
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
Principal Department/Program: Rehabilitation Science
Supervisor: Judith Hunter
Telephone: 647-240-1049
Major Research/Education Interests: Paradoxical heat. Thermal sensation. Regulatory pathways. Thermal grill stimulus. Neuropathic pain. Interested in pursuing future medicine career.
Pain Research Interests: Paradoxical heat. Thermal sensation. Regulatory pathways. Thermal grill stimulus. Neuropathic pain.
Judith Versloot
PhD
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Pharmacy
Principal Department/Program: Clinical, Social & Administrative Pharmacy
Supervisor: Anna Taddio
Telephone: 416-450-2461
E-mail Address: j.versloot@utoronto.ca
Major Research/Education Interests: Pain. Children. Vaccination pain. Dental pain. Knowledge translation. Pain prevention. Public health.
Gang Wang
MSc (candidate)
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
Principal Department/Program: Institute of Medical Science
Supervisor: Karen Davis
Principal Hospital Appointment(s): Toronto Western Hospital
Telephone: 416-603-5882
Major Research/Education Interests: Neuroimaging of pain in human.
Pain Research Interests: fMRI study
Kimberley Widger
RN MN
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Nursing (Lawrence S. Bloomberg)
Principal Department/Program: Nursing
Supervisor: Bonnie Stevens
Principal Hospital Appointment(s): Hospital for Sick Children
Telephone: 905-827-2385
E-mail Address: kim.widger@utoronto.ca
Major Research/Education Interests: Pediatric pain and palliative care. Knowledge translation.
Pain Research Interests: End-of-Life pain management for children
Michelle Wong
DDS, MSc (candidate)
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Dentistry
Principal Department/Program: Dental Anaesthesia
Supervisor: Daniel Haas
Telephone: 416-979-4900 #3032
Major Research/Education Interests: Dental pain. Paediatric pain. Anaesthesia.
Qi Wu
MD
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
Principal Department/Program: Division of Brain, Imaging & Behaviour Systems
Supervisor: Karen Davis
Principal Hospital Appointment(s): Toronto Western Research Institute
Telephone: 416-603-5882
E-mail Address: qwu@uhnres.utoronto.ca
Major Research/Education Interests: Mechanism of fatigue in chronic pain conditions. Clinical pain management. Mental wellbeing. Role of neuroinflammation in chronic pain. Immune modulation in chronic pain management.
Grace Yan Chi Lee
RN, BScN, MSc, PhD (student)
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Nursing (Lawrence S. Bloomberg)
Principal Department/Program: Nursing
Supervisor: Bonnie Stevens
Telephone: 647-688-4293
E-mail Address: graceyc.lee@utoronto.ca
Major Research/Education Interests: Pain assessment and intervention in neonates hospitalized in the NICU
Laverne Yip
DDS
University: Northwestern University Dental School
Telephone: 905-307-9295
E-mail Address: lavyip@rogers.com
Major Research/Education Interests: Continuing Education in Pain management. Learning about recent research and studies about pain management and how it translates to clinical practice.
Maria Zhang
BScPhm, PharmD, MSc Candidate
University: University of Toronto
Principal Faculty: Faculty of Pharmacy
Principal Department/Program: Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Supervisor: Beth Sproule
Principal Hospital Appointment(s): CAMH
Telephone: 416-302-6687
Major Research/Education Interests: Pain and chemical dependency