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What is PREP?

Tufts master of science and certificate programs in pain research, education, and policy (PREP) are designed to meet the needs of highly motivated individuals interested in becoming health care leaders and advocates through developing advanced skills and credentials in the burgeoning areas related to the broad field of pain.

The program enrolls health providers including, but not limited to




physical therapists

nurse practitioners

physician assistants



holistic health practitioners

massage therapists

occupational therapists

social workers

hospice worker

health policy advocates


New and recent college grads with the maturity to enter a graduate program are also accepted. Individuals’ work or personal experiences with pain are valued, but prior knowledge or specific experience with pain is not required.

We are proud to have an international student body of both full-time and part-time students. The program also meets the needs of working professionals.

PREP Program Director & Staff

Daniel Carr, MD, FABPM, FFPMANZCA (Hon.)

Ylisabyth Bradshaw, DO, MS
Academic Director