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Interprofessional Pain Management Competency Program

Interprofessional Pain Management Competency Program

Competency advisory committee

Jane C. Ballantyne, M.D., F.R.C.A.
Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington

Debra Bakerjian, Ph.D., R.N., F.N.P.
Assistant Adjunct Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing; Vice Chair, Family Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family and Community Medicine at UC Davis

Daniel B. Carr, M.D., F.A.B.P.M., F.F.P.M.A.N.Z.C.A. (Hon.)
Professor and Director, Program on Pain Research, Education and Policy, Tufts University School of Medicine

Molly Courtenay, Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc., Cert. Ed., R.N.
Professor of Clinical Practice, University of Surrey, UK; Visiting Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis

Maja Djukic, Ph.D., R.N.
Assistant Professor, New York University College of Nursing

Steve Given, D.A.O.M., L.Ac.
Dean, Clinical Education; Director, Academic Assessment, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Debra B. Gordon, R.N.-B.C., M.S., D.N.P., A.C.N.S.-B.C., F.A.A.N.
Teaching Associate, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington

Steven B. Graff-Radford, D.D.S.
Director, Program for Headache and Orofacial Pain Program, The Pain Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Ian J. Koebner, M.Sc., M.A.O.M., LA.c.
Research Associate, Clinical Specialist and Lecturer, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, UC Davis School of Medicine

Nancy E. Lane, M.D.
Endowed Chair of Aging and Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology, UC Davis School of Medicine

Joanna Rowe Kaakinen, Ph.D., R.N.
Professor of Nursing, Linfield College, Portland Oregon

Robin Kennedy, Ph.D.
Division Chair and Professor, Division of Social Work, Sacramento State University

Judith A. Paice, Ph.D., R.N.
Director, Cancer Pain Program, Division of Hematology-Oncology; Research Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Ravi Prasad, Ph.D.
Assistant Chief, Division of Pain Medicine, Stanford University; Director, Inpatient Stanford Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Pain Program

Bruno Pypendop, Dr.Med.Vet., Dr.Vet.Sci., Dipl. A.C.V.A
Professor, Veterinary Anesthesiology, UC Davis

Todd Semla, M.S., Pharm.D., B.C.P.S., F.C.C.P., A.G.S.F.
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Pharmacy Benefits Management Service; Associate Professor, Departments of Clinical Medicine-General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine

Naileshni Singh, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, UC Davis School of Medicine

Kathleen Sluka, P.T., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, College of Medicine, University of Iowa

Bonnie Stevens, R.N., Ph.D.
Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Toronto; Signy Hildur Eaton Chair for Pediatric Nursing Research; Associate Chief for Nursing Research and a senior scientist, Research Institute, Hospital for Sick Children

Barbara St. Marie, Ph.D., R.N., A.N.P., G.N.P., A.C.H.P.N.
Nurse Practitioner and Supervisor, Pain and Palliative Care, Fairview Ridges Hospital

Scott Strassels, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Health Outcomes and Pharmacy Practice Division, University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

Barton Wise, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Musculoskeletal Diseases of Aging Research Group, UC Davis School of Medicine