Dr. Carr is one of the founders of the PREP programs. He is Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, Anesthesiology, Medicine and Molecular Physiology and Pharmacology.
Development of novel analgesic medications
Assessment of pain-related outcomes and evidence
Recent/Ongoing Professional Activities (Advisor, Consultant, Member, Chair etc)
ACTTION (Analgesic, Anesthetic, and Addiction Clinical Trial Translations, Innovations, Opportunities, and Networks)
American Academy of Pain Medicine (President)
Drug Formulary Commission, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Federal Trade Commission
Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee, NINCDS/NIH
International Association for the Study of Pain/ European Pain Federation Global Year Against Pain After Surgery (Co-chair)
Governor [Baker]’s Medical Education Working Group on Prescription Drug Misuse, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
National Pain Strategy, NIH/CMS (Oversight Panel and other Panels’ roles including Chair)
Recent Representative Publications [note see also coauthored publications cited in other PREP Faculty Profiles, e.g., Dr. Bradshaw on pain education, Dr McNicol on systematic reviews]
Carr DB. Endogenous opioids’ primary role: harmonizing individual, kin/cohort, and societal behaviors. Pain Medicine 2017; 18: 201-203. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnw362
Carr DB, Arendt-Nielsen L, and Vickers K (eds). Pain After Surgery. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/ IASP Press, 2018
Carr DB, Bradshaw YS. Pain and pain management as public health issues. Public Health Rounds [Tufts Public Health Newsletter]. Spring 2016 issue.
Carr DB, Cohen RI. “Are perioperative opioids obsolete?” Proceedings of an IASP Acute Pain Special Interest Group Satellite Symposium September 25, 2016 Yokohama, Japan. PAIN Reports 2017; 2: e604. DOI doi: 10.1097/PR9.0000000000000604 .
Carr DB, Gandhi P. Pain in HIV/AIDS. In: Warfield CA, Bajwa ZH, Wootton RJ (eds). Principles and Practice of Pain Medicine, 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 522-530.
Fishman SM, Young HM, Arwood EL, Chou R, Herr K, Murinson BB; Watt-Watson J, Carr DB, Gordon DB, Stevens BJ, Bakerjian D, Ballantyne JC, Courtenay M, Djukic M, Koebner IJ, Mongoven JM, Paice JA, Prasad R, Singh N, Sluka KA, St. Marie B, Strassels SA. Core competencies for pain management: results of an interprofessional consensus summit. Pain Medicine 2013; 14: 1113–1276
Gilron I, Carr DB, Desjardins PJ, Kehlet H. Current methods and challenges for acute pain clinical trials. PAIN Reports. 2018
Maher DP, Carr DB, Hill K, McGeeney B, Weed V, Jackson WC, DiBenedetto DJ, Moriarty EM, Kulich RJ. Cannabis for the treatment of chronic pain in the era of an opioid epidemic: a symposium-based review of sociomedical science. Pain Medicine 2017; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnx143
Stanton TR, Wand BM, Gibson W, Carr DB, Birklein F, O'Connell NE. Local anaesthetic sympathetic blockade for complex regional pain syndrome. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016; DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD004598.pub4
Strassels SA, Wittink H, Goudas LC, Carr DB. Outcomes measurement in pain medicine. In: Warfield CA, Bajwa ZH, Wootton RJ (eds). Principles and Practice of Pain Medicine, 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2017: 945-958
Tayeb BO, Barreiro AE, Bradshaw YS, Chui KK, Carr DB. Durations of opioid, nonopioid drug, and behavioral clinical trials for chronic pain: adequate or inadequate? Pain Medicine 2016; 17; 2036-2046. DOI:10.1093/pm/pnw245
Winegarden J, Carr DB, Bradshaw Y. Contractures in end-stage Alzheimer’s Disease may respond to low-dose corticosteroid treatment: report of three cases. J Pallative Med 2015; 18: 208-209; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2014.0399