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On Pain Research, Research Mentoring and Ethical Research Challenges with a Leading Pain Expert

Thursday, August 5, 2021
By Emilia Chiscop-Head, PhD
Frank Keefe, PhD headshot

Francis J. Keefe, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center with secondary appointments in Psychology & Neuroscience, Anesthesiology and Medicine. Dr. Keefe is also Editor-in-Chief of Pain, the journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain, and he is a member of the Duke Cancer Institute.

Dr. Keefe leads the Duke Pain Prevention and Treatment Research Program and has played a key role in establishing multidisciplinary pain programs at Duke. One key focus of his work was to increase access to behavioral therapies through smart technology and to integrate behavioral interventions in primary care and other clinical settings.

Dr. Keefe is also a renowned mentor and one of the recipients of the 2020 School of Medicine Mentoring Awards. He was invited to share his good mentoring practice in a recent research town hall hosted by the Duke Office of Scientific Integrity in May 2021.

Read a recap of the town hall on the Duke Office of Scientific Integrity website.