James L. Henry was born in Toronto. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Toronto and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Western Ontario, ON, Canada. From 1973 to 1976, he did postdoctoral studies at McGill University, as a Fellow of the Canadian Medical Research Council, and at the Centre Nationale de Recherche Scientifique in Gif-sur-Yvette, France, as an Extra Meritorious Fellow of the Conseil de Recherche Scientifique du Québec. He then returned to McGill University at the Department of Physiology and the Department of Psychiatry. In 2002, he moved to the University of Western Ontario as the Chair of the new-created Department of Physiology and Pharmacology. In 2005, he moved to McMaster University as the Inaugural Scientific Director of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care. Moreover, he is a Professor of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences and a Professor of anesthesia at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He received the Millennium Distinguished Career Award of the Canadian Pain Society in 2000, the Dr. Raymond W. Houde Memorial Award of the Eastern Pain Society, New York, in 2006, and the Gunn-Loke Lecture and Award, Multidisciplinary Pain Center, University of Washington, in 2008. His interests lie in understanding mechanisms of chronic pain in animal models of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, low back pain, bone cancer pain, peripheral neuropathic pain, and central poststroke pain. His research is based on intracellular electrophysiological recordings from dorsal root ganglion neurones in these models as well as reflex and behavioral studies. He also has interests in knowledge translation, scoping reviews, grounded theory, and realist review to provide reliable information to decision and policy makers.
Biography Updated on 6 May 2009