Canada Research Chair and Killam Professor, Dalhousie University
Dr. Christine Chambers is the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Children’s Pain and a Killam Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychology & Neuroscience at Dalhousie University. She is based in the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research. Dr. Chambers is a clinical psychologist whose research is aimed at improving the assessment and management of children’s pain. Her Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funded “It Doesn’t Have to Hurt” initiative for parents generated 150M content views worldwide, trended nationally on social media several times, won multiple national and international awards, and was featured in The New York Times, The Globe & Mail, and on CBC’s The National. Dr. Chambers holds leadership roles in the International Association for the Study of Pain and the North American Pain School, and is a member of the CIHR Institute Advisory Board on Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis. A leader in patient engagement and knowledge mobilization, Dr. Chambers has given numerous public presentations (e.g., TEDx talk) and is the Scientific Director of a recently established $7.3M national network with 78 partners, Solutions for Kids in Pain/Solutions pour la douleur chez l’enfant (SKIP). SKIP’s mission is to improve children’s pain management by mobilizing evidence-based solutions through coordination and collaboration.
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