The Journal of Pain

The pain community has banded together to help USASP purchase The Journal of Pain,
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                 Call for Applications for Journal of Pain Social Media Chair

The Journal of Pain seeks a social media chair to assist with social media communications for the journal. The Chair will generate social media content based on journal articles, activities, and events, and will serve on the USASP Communications Committee. The ideal candidate is a motivated student or early career leader with knowledge of and facility with social media platforms and a passion for pain science. Candidates should be available beginning July 1, 2022, for a minimum of a 1-year term. Time commitment estimated at 1-2 hours/week.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter outlining their experience with social media and why they are interested in this role and a current CV to Tonya Palermo at [email protected]. Applications are due by April 15th. Inquiries welcomed.



Announcing Dr. Tonya Palermo as the new Editor-in-Chief

for The Journal of Pain


"It is a great honor to be selected as the next Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pain. I look forward to taking on this role where I will bring my passion for pain science and ideas for attracting new authors, growing and increasing visibility of the journal.”      

                                                                                   - Dr. Tonya Palermo

Dr. Tonya Palermo is Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at University of Washington with adjunct appointments in Pediatrics and Psychiatry. She holds the Hughes M. and Katherine Blake Endowed Professorship in Health Psychology. Dr. Palermo serves as Associate Director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children’s Research Institute where she directs the Pediatric Pain & Sleep Innovations Lab. Her NIH-funded research focuses on innovative psychological treatments for managing and preventing chronic pain in children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Palermo has published over 275 articles and has published two books on cognitive-behavioral therapy for pediatric chronic pain. Dr. Palermo just completed a term as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Pediatric Psychology. She is active in training clinician-scientists at the postdoctoral and faculty level and directs a T32 postdoctoral training program in anesthesiology research. Dr. Palermo serves on the NIH Center for Scientific Review Advisory Council. We are very excited to have her as the editorial leader of the Journal of Pain.

In 2020, Journal of Pain became the official journal of the newly formed USASP. The journal publishes original papers related to clinical and basic pain research to provide a unique international source of information for expert investigators, clinicians, policy-makers, and members of the public interested in pain.