Membership & Agency Representation

Chair

Walter J. Koroshetz, MD, Chair

Director
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Bethesda, MD
07/31/2020

Federal Members

Sharon Hertz, MD

Deputy Director
Division of Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Addiction Products, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
07/31/2020

Martha J. Somerman, DDS, PhD 

Director
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD
07/28/2019

Charles G. Helmick III, MD

Senior Medical Epidemiologist
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
07/31/2020

Col. Chester “Trip” Buckenmaier, III, MD

Director, Defense and Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Washington, DC

David Clark, MD

Director
Palo Alto VA Pain Management Service
Palo Alto, CA
07/31/2020

Scientific Members

Daniel B. Carr, MD

Professor
Tufts University School of Medicine
07/31/2019

Roger B Fillingim, PhD

Distinguished Professor
University of Florida
07/31/2019

Robert D. Kerns, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry
Yale University
07/31/2020

Michael Pasternak, PhD 

Founding Trustee
The Facial Pain Research Foundation
Gainesville, FL
07/28/2019

Public Members

Jan Chambers

President
National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association
07/31/2019

George Carter

Administrator
Statewide Sickle Cell Chapters of Virginia
07/31/2020

Katherine Hammitt

Vice President of Medical and Scientific Affairs
Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation
07/31/2020

Gwenn Herman

Clinical Director
Pain Connection, US Pain Foundation
07/31/2020

Catherine H. Underwood, MBA, CAE

Chief Executive Officer
American Pain Society
Chicago, IL
07/28/2019

Ex-Officio Members

Nora D. Volkow, MD

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

Ann Cashion, PhD, RN, FAAN

Acting Director
National Institute of Nursing Research

Helene Langevin, MD, CM

Director
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

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: