You are invited to join us for our third USASP Today: A Calling of a Pain Scientist to be held on November 9th, 2022 at 3:30pmET. This event will feature Dr. Katherine Martucci and her career as a neuroscientist studying human clinical research of chronic pain.

Katherine Martucci Ph.D. is a neuroscientist specializing in human clinical research of chronic pain, reward and motivation behaviors, sensory and acute pain perception, and opioid use and addiction. Dr. Martucci is an assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology’s Center for Translational Pain Medicine (CTPM) at Duke University. She is Director of the Human Affect and Pain Neuroscience (HAPN) Laboratory and uses a combination of neuroimaging techniques, including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of the brain and cervical spinal cord, as well as sensory, behavioral and psychological tests to study acute and chronic pain in humans.  

   Dr. Martucci earned her Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Anatomy in 2011 at Wake Forest School of Medicine. She then continued her training in clinical research and neuroimaging through a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University. While at Stanford, Dr. Martucci obtained a prestigious NIH K99/R00 award, and in 2018 she joined the faculty at Duke University. Recently, Dr. Martucci was awarded her first R01 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to continue her research program of opioid use and chronic pain.

Members can watch a recording of this event here.