Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Psychology at the School of Medicine, Yale University
Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Psychology at the School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

Dr. Kerns retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Connecticut Healthcare System (VACHS) and service to VA following a nearly 38-year career. Dr. Kerns is one of three directors of the Yale-based NIH-DoD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory Coordinating Center (PMC3). This initiative was launched in September 2017 as a joint activity of the NIH, the Department of Defense (DoD), and the VA. The NIH-DoD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory (PMC) is an unprecedented cooperative activity involving seven NIH institutes, centers, and offices (ICs)—NCCIH, NINDS, NIDA, NIAAA, NICHD (NCMRR), ORWH, NINR—plus the Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program (CRMRP) and the Military Operational Medicine Research Program (MOMRP) at DoD, and the Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) program at the VA. This initiative builds on three ongoing activities: a long-term history of collaboration between the NIH, DoD, and VA, the NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory, and the work and most recent report of the NCCIH Advisory Council Working Group, entitled Strengthening Collaborations with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Effectiveness Research on Mind and Body Interventions. The PMC currently funds 11 multi-site pragmatic clinical trials within DoD and VA.

Leadership & Board
The Centre of Excellence’s Board of Directors oversees the operations and financials of the Centre of Excellence as a not-for-profit, and includes veterans, industry leaders, and chronic pain experts from McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences and Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation.
Advisory Council For Veterans
Scientific Advisory Board
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