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Center for Pain and the Brain PAIN Research Group Research | Overview

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Welcome to the Boston Children’s Hospital branch of the Center for Pain and the Brain. Our research group is conducting brain imaging studies in both acute and chronic pain conditions, as well as experimental pain in healthy volunteers. Our translational research program focuses on migraine headaches, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and post-concussive headaches. We are interested in defining the pain pathways of these conditions to help improve future treatment. 

Our multidisciplinary team is comprised of leading pediatric neurologists, physician-scientists, psychologists, and researchers.  The Center for Pain and the Brain also has ongoing studies at McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.

To learn more about our work and research team, click on the menu to the left.


Boston Children's Hospital

Department of Anesthesiology
Department of Neurology
Department of Radiology
Pediatric Headache Program
Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Center
Pain Treatment Services

McLean Imaging Center

Mass General

MGH Department of Psychiatry
MGH Department of Radiology