Martha Maurer, holder of the M.S.S.W., M.P.H., and Ph.D. degrees, is a Researcher at the Pain & Policy Studies Group (PPSG), a global research program at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center within the School of Medicine and Public Health. The PPSG mission is to improve global pain relief by achieving balanced access to opioids in an effort to enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer and other painful diseases. Dr. Maurer has been involved in efforts to improve opioid availability and patient access to pain medications. She has presented at multicountry workshops, been involved in individual country projects, and has provided technical assistance for a number of fellows involved in the PPSG’s International Pain Policy Fellowship (IPPF). Most recently, she took on the role of Lead Coordinator for the IPPF program. Dr. Maurer has been involved in policy analysis and evaluation and being a member of a team that performs content analyses of US pain policies and integrates the results into a historical policy context. Dr. Maurer completed her Ph.D. degree in social welfare at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, where she had a concentration on aging and end-of-life care research. Her doctoral work involved examining a national dataset of hospice care patients looking at predictors of very short lengths of stay in hospice care programs. She also received an M.S. degree in social work and another M.S. degree in public health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Biography Updated on 30 April 2013