Jennifer Pierce, Ph.D.

Research Investigator, Anesthesiology


Jennifer Pierce is a Research Investigator in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan.  She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and received her doctorate in Social and Health Psychology from Wayne State University.  As a principal investigator at the Back & Pain Center, she conducts research aimed at understanding the impact of trauma on pain phenotype and pain-related behavior.  She is also interested in extending this mechanistic work to interventions for people with pain, as well as for individuals who experience trauma and exhibit a pain vulnerable phenotype.  She is the Principal Investigator of the Pain and Social Experiences Project at the Back & Pain Center and is currently supported by a Postdoctoral Translational Scholars Award from the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. 

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