GS3 Speakers

Prof Joel D. Greenspan

Prof Joel D. Greenspan, Gender Summit speaker

Professor and Chair of the Department of Neural and Pain Sciences, University of Maryland School of Dentistry, USA.

Joel D. Greenspan, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Neural and Pain Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. He received his PhD from the Neuroscience Program of Florida State University, and conducted postdoctoral work in the Neurobiology Program of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He holds adjunct faculty appointments in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, and in the Department of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Greenspan is Co-Director of the newly established Univ. of Maryland Pain Center, and Co-PI of the NIH-funded Center for Genomics and Pain. 

Professor Greenspan spoke about the need for and the ways of integrating the effects of biological and socio-cultural female-male differences in research on the causes, presentation and treatment of pain at the Gender Summit 3 North America 2013 (GS3NA). He discussed, in particular, how the consensus on gender sensitive research methods promoted by the journal Pain, and reached by a multidisciplinary panel of experts has been responded to by the research community since the publication in 2007 of their research guide on sex and gender differences in pain and analgesia.