Rollin M. Gallagher, MD MPH

Rollin McCulloch Gallagher, MD, MPH Dr. Gallagher, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Anesthesiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and Editor-in-Chief, Pain Medicine, recently retired as National Director for Pain Management, Veterans Health Administration, and Co-chair, Pain Management Workgroup, DoD-VA Health Executive Council. An Emeritus Investigator, Center for Health Equities Research and Promotion (CHERP), at the VA in Philadelphia and at Penn, he continues to participate in various research and national policy projects related to pain management. An early career in psychiatry/family medicine at Dartmouth and Vermont focused on leading NIMH-funded biopsychosocial medicine education programs, developing multi- disciplinary behavioral medicine and pain programs, and roles as a residency director and an education dean. Back pain outcomes research and a mid-career NIMH post-doc in epidemiology/MPH led to development of interdisciplinary pain programs at SUNY Stony Brook, Drexel, and Philadelphia VA/Penn, and pain leadership posts in government and national pain organizations. Recent research includes effects of early regional anesthesia on severe battlefield injury outcomes, development of the pain screening tool, the DVPRS, management of opioids in primary care, and the effects of positivity on arthritis pain. He enjoys many-year friendships with colleagues in teaching, research and patient care activities, particularly with Veterans.