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Researcher | Research Overview

Dr. Moulton is a multi-disciplinary clinician scientist with research interests in the neuroscience of pain. His research investigates the central nervous system representation of pain, as well as eye pain, including photophobia. Our current research focuses on the neural mechanisms of pain in patients with chronic ocular pain, to better understand its connection with the trigeminal system.

Researcher | Research Background

 Dr. Moulton is the Director of the Brain and Eye Pain Imaging Lab and co-Director of the Pain and Affective Neuroscience Center at BCH. Dr. Moulton is originally from the Pacific Northwest, and graduated with a BA from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. He earned his Ph.D in Neuroscience at the University of Maryland, Baltimore with Dr. Joel Greenspan. He did his post-doctoral training at McLean Hospital with Dr. David Borsook.

In 2009, he was awarded his first NIH grant, a K01 mentored research scientist career development award. He joined BCH Anesthesiology in 2012 as an Assistant Professor as a key member of the Center for Pain and the Brain. He earned his doctorate in optometry in 2016 from the New England College of Optometry, and is now a clinician researcher who attends patients one day a week. He is the lead PI of a 5-yr multi-center NIH U01 grant that includes labs from Mass Eye and Ear, Mass General Brigham, and the University of Miami.

Researcher | Publications