Dr Samuel McLean
University of North Carolina, North Carolina, USA
Dr Samuel McLean is an Emergency Medicine physician and researcher at the University of North Carolina, in Chapel Hill, NC, USA. Dr McLean's research focuses on neurobiological mechanisms mediating the development of chronic pain, posttraumatic stress disorder, and related sequelae after traumatic events such as motor vehicle collision, sexual assault, and major thermal burn injury. He maintains a research network of more than 30 emergency care sites around the US, and has studied the development of chronic pain in thousands of trauma survivors. A particular interest is to use genetic epidemiology and molecular studies to gain new insights into chronic pain pathogenesis and inform the testing of novel preventive/treatment interventions.