Steven Harte

Steven Harte, Ph.D.

Director of Sensory Science, Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center
Associate Research Scientist, Anesthesiology
Associate Research Scientist, Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
Director, Postdoctoral Translational Scholar Program, MICHIGAN INSTITUTE FOR CLINICAL & HEALTH RESEARCH

Dr. Harte’s research leverages preclinical models, human psychophysics, and functional brain imaging to investigate mechanisms of chronic pain and its treatment. Specific areas of interest include multisensory integration and amplification in chronic pain, environmental influences on pain, endogenous pain modulation, and neural mechanisms of pain affect.  He is a member of the Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain (MAPP), Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction (LURN), and AURORA Research Networks, where he leads the development and implementation of multi-site quantitative sensory testing methods. Dr. Harte is also involved in the development of novel medical and dental devices, e-Health delivery platforms, and diagnostic algorithms for clinical research and personalized pain management. He is principal inventor on several patents for pain measurement technology.