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Researcher | Research Overview

Dr. Joe Kossowsky's research revolves around the evaluation of progression of acute and chronic pain and comorbid psychiatric conditions, including the benefits of interventions (i.e., medications, multi-modal pain interventions, invasive procedures). There are three core areas:

  1. Network meta-analyses of existing intervention studies
  2. Development and implementation of a comprehensive and dynamic framework for assessing pain, functional, emotional and behavioral outcomes using clinical questionnaires and surveys, electronic health records, digital phenotyping and wearables
  3. Bioinformatic approaches focused on mapping associations between behavioral and clinical phenotypes with genotypes and genetic variants

Researcher | Research Background

Joe Kossowsky PhD, MMSc. is a clinical investigator in the Division of Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. Following his graduate studies in Clinical Psychology and Neuroscience, Dr. Kossowsky obtained his PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Basel, Switzerland and a Master's degree in Biomedical Informatics from Harvard Medical School. He completed postdoctoral fellowships in the areas of pediatric pain, placebo research and biomedical informatics at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School.

Researcher | Publications