2017 John C. Liebeskind Early Career Scholar Award
Burel Goodin, PhD
Burel R. Goodin, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Departments of Psychology and Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2010, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in pain research at the University of Florida in 2012. Dr. Goodin’s laboratory conducts research on disparities in experimental and clinical pain as well as pain-related disability. He is particularly interested in understanding the intersection of race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status in relation to pain disparities. Dr. Goodin has published over 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts and is a past recipient of the American Pain Society’s (APS) Future Leaders in Pain Research Grant. He currently has research funding to study pain disparities from several different sources, including the National Institutes of Health. He is also active in APS governance, currently serving as the chair of the Pain & Disparities Shared Interest Group and as a member of the Nominating Committee.
The John C. Liebeskind Early Career Scholar Award was named in 1998 to honor the memory of John C. Liebeskind, PhD, a past president of APS who was a noted pain researcher, scientist, and teacher. The Early Career Scholar Award recognizes early career achievements that have made outstanding contributions to pain scholarship.