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Membership & Agency Representation

Chair

Walter J. Koroshetz, MD, Chair

Director
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Bethesda, MD
07/31/2020

Federal Members

Col. Chester “Trip” Buckenmaier, III, MD

Director, Defense and Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Washington, DC
07/31/2020

David Clark, MD

Director
Palo Alto VA Pain Management Service
Palo Alto, CA
07/31/2020

Charles G. Helmick III, MD

Senior Medical Epidemiologist
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
07/31/2020

Elizabeth Kato, MD, MRP

Medical Officer at the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
07/31/2022

Scientific Members

Daniel B. Carr, MD

Professor
Tufts University School of Medicine
07/31/2020

Beth Darnall, PhD

Professor
Stanford University School of Medicine
07/31/2022

Christine Goertz, PhD

Chief Executive Officer
Spine Institute for Quality
07/31/2022

Robert D. Kerns, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry
Yale University
07/31/2020

Jose A. Moron-Concepcion, PhD

Professor
Washington University
07/31/2022

David Williams, PhD

Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine (Rheumatology), Psychiatry, and Psychology
University of Michigan
07/31/2022

Public Members

George Carter

Administrator
Statewide Sickle Cell Chapters of Virginia
07/31/2020

Christine Goertz, PhD

Chief Executive Officer
Spine Institute for Quality
07/31/2022

Katherine Hammitt

Vice President of Medical and Scientific Affairs
Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation
07/31/2020

Gwenn Herman

Clinical Director
Pain Connection, US Pain Foundation
07/31/2020

Sue Pinkham

President of the Board of Directors
The Coalition Against Pediatric Pain
07/31/2022

Irma R. Rodriguez

Chair of the Board of Directors
Interstitial Cystitis Association
07/31/2022

Ex-Officio Members

Nora D. Volkow, MD

Director
National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Helene Langevin, MD, CM

Director
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Tara Schwetz, PhD

Acting Deputy Director
National Institute of Nursing Research

Agency Representation

The Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC) has been established in accordance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (Public Law 111-148). The following federal agencies are represented on the Committee: