Pain is an enormous public health burden upon society, healthcare systems, families and individuals. Pain science has progressed dramatically in the past decade but significant gaps persist in understanding and providing optimal pain prevention and treatment.
Through the Pain Research, Education and Policy (PREP) program, prominent pain educators provide students with the skills and knowledge to become leaders in health care. Our curriculum meets existing criteria for core knowledge (as set forth by the International Association for the Study of Pain), while also providing a broad public health perspective. We offer coursework and capstone project experiences that go beyond strictly biomedical information to include epidemiology and biostatistics, systems change, ethics, advocacy, socio-cultural aspects and education, all topics all crucially important for making a difference in individuals’ quality of life.
We welcome your involvement in this emerging global effort to improve health systems impacting pain and people’s lives through our cutting edge programs.