Daniel B. Carr, MD, MA


Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, Anesthesiology, Medicine and Molecular Physiology and Pharmacology
Program Director and Founder, Pain, Research Education & Policy


Tufts University School of Medicine
136 Harrison Avenue, Ste 203
Boston, MA 02111

Phone: 617.636.3895
Fax: 617.636.0898
Email: Daniel.Carr@tufts.edu


Degrees: MA, MD
Institution: Columbia University

Research Focus:

Development of novel analgesic medications
Assessment of pain-related outcomes and evidence
Pain education

Recent Representative Publications [note see also coauthored publications cited in other PREP Faculty Profiles, e.g., Dr. Bradshaw on pain education, Dr McNicol on systematic reviews]

Carr DB. Endogenous opioids’ primary role: harmonizing individual, kin/cohort, and societal behaviors. Pain Medicine 2017; 18: 201-203. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnw362

Carr DB, Arendt-Nielsen L, and Vickers K (eds). Pain After Surgery. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/ IASP Press, 2018

Carr DB, Bradshaw YS. Pain and pain management as public health issues. Public Health Rounds [Tufts Public Health Newsletter].  Spring 2016 issue.

Carr DB, Cohen RI. “Are perioperative opioids obsolete?” Proceedings of an IASP Acute Pain Special Interest Group Satellite Symposium September 25, 2016 Yokohama, Japan. PAIN Reports 2017; 2: e604.  DOI doi: 10.1097/PR9.0000000000000604 .

Carr DB, Gandhi P. Pain in HIV/AIDS. In: Warfield CA, Bajwa ZH, Wootton RJ (eds).  Principles and Practice of Pain Medicine, 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 522-530.

Fishman SM, Young HM, Arwood EL, Chou R, Herr K, Murinson BB; Watt-Watson J, Carr DB, Gordon DB, Stevens BJ, Bakerjian D, Ballantyne JC, Courtenay M, Djukic M, Koebner IJ, Mongoven JM, Paice JA, Prasad R, Singh N, Sluka KA, St. Marie B, Strassels SA. Core competencies for pain management: results of an interprofessional consensus summit. Pain Medicine 2013; 14: 1113–1276

Gilron I, Carr DB, Desjardins PJ, Kehlet H. Current methods and challenges for acute pain clinical trials. PAIN Reports. 2018

Maher DP, Carr DB, Hill K, McGeeney B, Weed V, Jackson WC, DiBenedetto DJ, Moriarty EM, Kulich RJ. Cannabis for the treatment of chronic pain in the era of an opioid epidemic: a symposium-based review of sociomedical science. Pain Medicine 2017; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnx143

Stanton TR, Wand BM, Gibson W, Carr DB, Birklein F, O'Connell NE. Local anaesthetic sympathetic blockade for complex regional pain syndrome. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016; DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD004598.pub4

Strassels SA, Wittink H, Goudas LC, Carr DB. Outcomes measurement in pain medicine.  In: Warfield CA, Bajwa ZH, Wootton RJ (eds).  Principles and Practice of Pain Medicine, 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2017: 945-958

Tayeb BO, Barreiro AE, Bradshaw YS, Chui KK, Carr DB. Durations of opioid, nonopioid drug, and behavioral clinical trials for chronic pain: adequate or inadequate? Pain Medicine 2016; 17; 2036-2046. DOI:10.1093/pm/pnw245

Winegarden J, Carr DB, Bradshaw Y.  Contractures in end-stage Alzheimer’s Disease may respond to low-dose corticosteroid treatment: report of three cases.  J Pallative Med 2015; 18: 208-209; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2014.0399