Steven Harte

Steven E. Harte, PhD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Internal Medicine/Rheumatology
Associate Director, Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center
Director, Postdoctoral Translational Scholar Program, Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research


Dr. Harte has been studying pain science for almost 25 years.  His NIH-funded research program leverages preclinical models, psychophysics, and functional brain imaging to investigate mechanisms of chronic pain and its treatment. Specific areas of interest include multisensory integration, environmental and architectural influences on pain, pain affect, mechanisms of pain modulation, and analgesic development. He is a member of the Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain (MAPP), Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction (LURN), and the AURORA research networks, where he leads the development and implementation of multi-site quantitative sensory testing (QST).  He also contributes substantially to the QST efforts in several new national chronic pain research programs, including the HEAL BACPAC initiative and the Acute to Chronic Pain Signatures Program.  Dr. Harte is a faculty member and mentor in the U-M Neuroscience Graduate Program and Sensory Science Initiative, and is Director of the Postdoctoral Translational Scholars Program at the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR).  Lastly, he is engaged in the development of novel medical and research devices, e-Health delivery platforms, and diagnostic algorithms for clinical research and personalized pain management.  Dr. Harte holds several patents for pain measurement technology resulting from this work. 

Teaching Activity

Neuroscience 525: Introduction to Pain 

MICHR Career Development Studio 

U-M Pain Fellowship 

Published Articles or Reviews