Pain Research, Education and Policy Program

A Public Health Approach to Preparing Tomorrow's Pain Leaders

Meet the Needs of Those Suffering from Pain
Pain is one of the most complex, challenging problems clinicians face. Many health care providers feel inadequately prepared to assess and manage pain. As a public health issue, chronic pain places a significant burden on the health care system. Access to pain management has emerged as a fundamental human right advocated by the United Nations and the World Health Organization.

Become a Pain Leader
The first and only multidisciplinary postgraduate pain curriculum of its kind in the United States, the Pain Research, Education, and Policy (PREP) program offers a diverse curriculum. We address a range of pain-related topics such as the neurobiology of pain, the ethical and sociocultural aspects of pain, palliative care and end of life, public policy and legislation, and advocacy and communication. We also address research methods, clinical issues, and the pharmacology of pain. Our students come from a broad cross-section of fields; this interprofessional approach provides students with the sophisticated knowledge and practical skills necessary to take on the challenges and complexities of pain.

Join Our Flexible Programs
PREP offers multiple educational opportunities for students interested in the study of pain: an MS in Pain Research, Education and Policy; a Joint MS-Pain Research, Education, and Policy/Master of Acupuncture; and Certificates in Advanced Study of Pain Topics; and blended learning. Additional cross-institutional programs are currently in development.

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PREP welcomes many acclaimed lecturers. View videos from past events.

Program Director Dan Carr discusses the goals and vision of the PREP Program in an interview with Practical Pain Management Journal.

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