Catherine Ferland - Quebec Pain Research Network
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Catherine Ferland

Ph.D. (doctor),  Regular member
Principal Interest
Quantitative sensory testing
Secondary Interest
Epidemiology and pain trajectories
Primary Affiliation

Université McGill

Secondary Affiliation
Institut de recherche du Centre universitaire de santé McGill (CUSM)

Subscription date
26 April 2020


Catherine Ferland is appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesia, Associate Member of the Department of Surgery and Principal Investigator in the Integrated Program in Neuroscience at McGill University. Her training has a broaden overview of pain processes from preclinical to clinical studies. With a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology, she focused her graduate training at Université de Montréal on the neuropathophysiological aspects of musculoskeletal (MSK) pain. She followed with postdoctoral trainings at the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain (McGill), at the Shriners Hospitals for Children-Canada and at Université de Sherbrooke. Throughout the years, she has developed an expertise in translational research and nowadays runs a clinical pain laboratory housed at the Shriners Hospital in the out-patient clinics where sensory testing is performed on a daily basis, and in parallel, a basic science laboratory where patients' physiological samples are being analyzed. She is a Full Member of the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain, the Quebec Pain Research Network and the CIHR-Pain in Child Health Program.