James Henry, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences
Professor, Department of Anesthesia
Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
James (Jim) Henry is a cellular and systems neurophysiologist with a focus on physiological and chemical mechanisms of transfer of information at the first sensory synapse in the spinal cord, and the changes in phenotype of dorsal root ganglion neurons in animal models of chronic pain. He spent his career at McGill and was recruited in 2002 to the University of Western Ontario as the inaugural Chair of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology.
He is a past President of the Canadian Pain Society, current President of the Canadian Pain Foundation, and he sits on a number of national and international committees in the field of pain. He is on the editorial boards of Pain Research & Management, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, and Pain Research and Treatment. He has received a number of awards, including the Distinguished Career Award of the Society (2000), the Raymond W. Houde memorial Award of the Eastern Pain Society, New York (2006), and the Gunn-Loke Lecture and Award from the Multidisciplinary Pain Center of the University of Washington (2008). He has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers and chapters, and has edited two books.Board of Directors