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
Co-Director, HEAL National K12 Clinical Pain Career Development Training Program


Dr. Harte is a medical neuroscientist and an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Internal Medicine with 25 years of experience in pain science. His NIH-funded research program leverages preclinical models, psychophysics, inflammatory biomarkers, and functional brain imaging to investigate mechanisms of chronic pain and analgesic treatments. Specific areas of interest include multisensory integration, cannabinoids, environmental influences on pain, pain affect, mechanisms of pain modulation, and analgesic development. He is a member of several national pain research networks, including the Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain (MAPP), Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction (LURN), HEAL BACPAC initiative, and Common Fund Acute to Chronic Pain Signatures Program where he leads the development and implementation of multi-site quantitative sensory testing (QST). Dr. Harte is a faculty member of the U-M Neuroscience Graduate Program, Michigan Neuroscience Institute, and Sensory Science Initiative.  He is Director of the Postdoctoral Translational Scholars Program at the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR) and Co-Director/Co-PI of the HEAL K12 training program for clinical pain research.  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