Steven Harte, Ph.D.
Steven E. Harte, Ph.D., is a faculty Research Investigator in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Internal Medicine-Rheumatology at the University of Michigan, and a Research Associate in the Medical Research Service at the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System. He received his doctorate in Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience from Wayne State University in 2005, where his dissertation examined thalamocortical modulation of pain affect. After graduating he completed postdoctoral training in pain measurement and neuroimaging with Drs. Richard Gracely and Thomas Morrow at the University of Michigan. He completed a second CTSA-sponsored fellowship in translational pain research under the mentorship of Dr. Daniel Clauw. Dr. Harte’s research uses animal models, quantitative sensory testing, and neuroimaging techniques to investigate the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms of central pain syndromes. In collaboration with the UM College of Engineering, Dr. Harte is also involved in the development of novel point-of-care medical devices, e-Health delivery platforms, and diagnostic algorithms for pain research and management. In 2010, he was principal inventor on two patents filed by the University of Michigan for pain assessment devices.