Dr. James Henry

McMaster University

Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care, Health Sciences Centre


James Henry is a neurophysiologist who has worked throughout his career to understand the underlying mechanisms of acute and chronic pain. In January 2005, he joined McMaster as the inaugural scientific director of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care, and as a professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, and Anesthesia. He also holds a newly endowed chair in central pain.

Henry founded the Canadian Consortium on Pain Mechanisms, Diagnosis and Management, which is comprised of 40 top pain researchers in a multidisciplinary, all-Canadian think-tank to promote pain research, improve pain management and disseminate information on pain to patients, practitioners and policymakers. He is also president and chairman of the board of the Canadian Pain Foundation, and is a past-president of the Canadian Pain Society.

His current research is funded by the CIHR and the Canadian Arthritis Network (CAN) for a New Emerging Team, providing $1.5 million over a five-year period. This project is “Molecular mechanisms of the pain and fatigue of osteoarthritis: interplay between nerve and joint.” Henry also holds a medical school grant from Merck for a study on the pain of diabetic neuropathy.



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Personal web page: http://www.osteoarthritisresearch.ca/people/HenryJ.html
Research Projects: Ginseng effects in animal models of pain and inflammation