Chair

Walter J. Koroshetz, MD, Chair

Director
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Bethesda, MD
07/31/2015

Federal Members

Sharon Hertz, MD

Deputy Director
Division of Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Addiction Products, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
07/31/2017

Richard Ricciardi, PhD, CRNP 

Health Scientist
Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Rockville, MD
07/31/2017

Martha J. Somerman, DDS, PhD 

Director
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD
07/31/2018

Scientific Members

Allan Basbaum, PhD 

Professor and Chair
Department of Anatomy, University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
12/24/2017

Rami Burstein, PhD 

Professor
Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA
01/28/2018

Ricardo Cruciani, MD, PhD  

Director
Center for Comprehensive Pain Management and Palliative Care, Institute for Neuroscience, Capital Health Medical Center
Hopewell, NJ
07/31/2018

William Maixner, DDS, PhD 

Director
Center for Neurosensory Disorders, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
12/24/2017

Judith Paice, PhD, RN, FAAN 

Director, Cancer Pain Program
Division of Hematology-Oncology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL
01/28/2018

Richard Payne, MD 

Professor of Medicine and Divinity
Duke Divinity School, Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC
01/28/2018

Public Members

Penney Cowan 

Founder and Executive Director
American Chronic Pain Association
Rocklin, CA
12/24/2017

Michael Pasternak, PhD 

Founding Trustee
The Facial Pain Research Foundation
Gainesville, FL
07/31/2018

Christina Spellman, PhD 

Executive Director
The Mayday Fund
New York, NY
01/28/2018

Cindy Steinberg 

National Director of Policy and Advocacy
US Pain Foundation
Lexington, MA
01/28/2018

Catherine H. Underwood, MBA, CAE

Chief Executive Officer
American Pain Society
Chicago, IL
07/31/2018

Ex-Officio Members

Josephine P. Briggs, MD

Director
National Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Patricia A. Grady, PhD

Director
National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Nora D. Volkow, MD

Director
National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Agency Representation

The Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC) has been established in accordance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (Public Law 111-148). The following federal agencies are represented on the Committee: