Susan G. Dorsey, PhD, RN, FAAN



School Affiliation

School of Nursing


  • Chronic Pain
  • Pain Research


Dr. Dorsey is a multiple principal investigator for UMB’s P30-funded Center for Pain Studies (focusing on cancer treatment-related pain) and its Center to Advance Chronic Pain Research. Her group studies the molecular, cellular, and genetic factors associated with the development and persistence of chronic pain. More people suffer from chronic pain than cancer, heart disease, and diabetes combined. Although people who suffer from chronic pain cost the United States more than $600 billion annually, there are few effective treatments that can reduce or eliminate chronic pain without significantly disrupting a person’s quality of life. Dr. Dorsey’s team seeks to solve this problem.

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This information was last updated January 6, 2023.