MEET OUR TEAM

MEET OUR TEAM

Neuroscience Careers - principle investigator

Jillian Miller

Principal Investigator

Dr. Jillian Vinall Miller is an assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine at the University of Calgary. She has been studying pediatric pain in both healthy and clinical populations for over a decade in various capacities. Dr. Miller has extensive experience and expertise in both acute and chronic pain and the transitions in-between, from infancy through to early adulthood. In addition to conducting innovative pediatric pain research, Dr. Miller’s goal is to train and prepare the next generation of clinical researchers.

The Team

Areas of Focus

Neuroscience Careers - researcher

Karen Cobos, BSc

Karen Cobos, BSc

MSc Student, Neuroscience, University of Calgary

Project:

Hippocampal Functional Connectivity and Pediatric Post-Surgical Pain
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Allison McPeak, MPH

Allison McPeak, MPH

Medical Student,
Medicine, University of
Calgary

Project:

The influence of pain and anesthesia on the developing brain
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Neta Bar Am, MD

Neta Bar Am, MD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Anesthesiology,
Perioperative & Pain Medicine, University of Calgary

Project:

Evaluation of pain in youth exposed to traumatic experiences

Jenna Jessa, BSc

Jenna Jessa. BSc

MSc Student, Medical Science, University of Calgary

Project:

Prenatal stress and maternal pain in relation to child brain development
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Tarannum Rahnuma

Tarannum Rahnuma

Undergraduate Student, Neuroscience, University of Calgary

Project:

Evaluation of pain in youth exposed to traumatic experiences

Samantha Miller, BHSc

Samantha Miller, BHSc

MSc Student, Medical Science, Imaging Specialty, University of Calgary

Project:

Impact of trauma on resting brain networks and the development of pain symptomology

Spencer Epp, BHSc

Spencer Epp, BHSc

MSc Student, Neuroscience, University of Calgary

Project:

Can brain stimulation enhance outcomes associated with intensive rehabilitation for youth with chronic pain?

Lucy Stuckey

Lucy Stuckey

Student, Cochrane High School

Project:

Brain microstructure and daily activity in youth with and without chronic pain.

Annie Wang

Annie Wang

Undergraduate Student, Neuroscience, University of Calgary

Project:

Data collection for PAINS lab studies.

Meghan McNaughton

Meghan McNaughton

Undergraduate Student, Health Sciences, University of Calgary

Project:

Data collection for PAINS lab studies.

MacKenzie Tareta

MacKenzie Tareta

Undergraduate Student, Biological Sciences, University of Calgary

Project:

Data collection for PAINS lab studies.

Linda Tran

Linda Tran

Undergraduate Student, Biomedical Sciences, University of Calgary

Project:

The impact of trauma on cerebral perfusion and pain in youth.

Adeline Eldred

Adeline Eldred

Undergraduate Student, Psychology, University of Calgary

Project:

Resting state brain activity and pain in trauma-exposed LGBTQ2S+ youth.

Charles Mabutas

Charles Mabutas

Undergraduate Honours Student, Psychology, University of Calgary

Project:

Exploring the linkages between mental health and pain in youth.

Sankait Rattu

Sankait Rattu

Undergraduate Student, Biological Sciences and Psychology, University of Calgary

Project:

Parent mental health and youth outcomes following intensive pain rehabilitation.

Si Chen Pan

Si Chen Pan

Student, Sir Winston Churchill High School

Project:

Data scoring for the Intensive Pain Rehabilitation Program.

The Team

Areas of Focus

Neuroscience Careers - researcher

Karen Cobos, BSc

Karen Cobos

MSc Student, Neuroscience, University of Calgary

Project:
Hippocampal Functional Connectivity and Pediatric Post-Surgical Pain
Neuroscience Jobs - researcher

Allison McPeak, MPH

Allison McPeak, MPH

Medical Student,
Medicine, University of
Calgary

Project:
The influence of pain and anesthesia on the developing brain
Neuroscience Careers - researcher neta bar

Neta Bar Am, MD

Neta Bar Am, MD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Anesthesiology,
Perioperative & Pain Medicine, University of Calgary

Project:
Evaluation of pain in youth exposed to traumatic experiences

Jenna Jessa, BSc

Jenna Jessa

MSc Student, Medical Science, University of Calgary

Project:
Prenatal stress and maternal pain in relation to child brain development
Tarannum 1

Tarannum Rahnuma

Tarannum Rahnuma

Undergraduate Student, Neuroscience, University of Calgary

Project:

Evaluation of pain in youth exposed to traumatic experiences

Samantha Miller, BHSc

Samantha Miller

Undergraduate Student, Health Sciences, University of Calgary

Project:
Impact of trauma on resting brain networks and the development of pain symptomology

Spencer Epp, BHSc

Spencer Epp

MSc Student, Neuroscience, University of Calgary

Project:
Can brain stimulation enhance outcomes associated with intensive rehabilitation for youth with chronic pain?

Lucy Stuckey

Lucy Stuckey

Student, Cochrane High School

Project:
Brain microstructure and daily activity in youth with and without chronic pain.

Annie Wang

Annie Wang

Undergraduate Student, Neuroscience, University of Calgary

Project:
Data collection for PAINS lab studies.

Meghan McNaughton

Meghan McNaughton

Undergraduate Student, Health Sciences, University of Calgary

Project:
Data collection for PAINS lab studies.

MacKenzie Tareta

MacKenzie Tareta

Undergraduate Student, Biological Sciences, University of Calgary

Project:
Data collection for PAINS lab studies.

Linda Tran

Linda Tran

Undergraduate Student, Biomedical Sciences, University of Calgary

Project:

The impact of trauma on cerebral perfusion and pain in youth.

Adeline Eldred

Adeline Eldred

Undergraduate Student, Psychology, University of Calgary

Project:

Resting state brain activity and pain in trauma-exposed LGBTQ2S+ youth.

Si Chen Pan

Si Chen Pan

Student, Sir Winston Churchill High School

Project:

Data scoring for the Intensive Pain Rehabilitation Program.

Sankait Rattu

Sankait Rattu

Undergraduate Student, Biological Sciences and Psychology, University of Calgary

Project:

Parent mental health and youth outcomes following intensive pain rehabilitation.

Charles Mabutas

Charles Mabutas

Undergraduate Student, Psychology, University of Calgary

Project:

Exploring the linkages between mental health and pain in youth

Alumni

Elias Abou-Assaly – Clinical Research Coordinator

Taylor Piggot – Undergraduate Researcher

Salma Farag – Honours Student

Joel Janssen – Anesthesia Medical Resident

Isabella Vandergaag – Honours Student

Vanessa Swanson – Medical Student

Lab Alumni

Pediatric Pain Management - PAINS lab

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