JANELLE LETZEN, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

I completed my doctoral training in clinical psychology at the University of Florida in 2017 and joined the BMRL shortly after. My research interests broadly focus on the biopsychosocial mechanisms of chronic pain treatment responses and their modifiability to enhance clinical outcomes, especially among underserved groups. My current work seeks to understand how experiencing racism impacts: [1] sleep as a downstream mechanism of racialized inequities in pain symptoms, and [2] placebo analgesia as a downstream mechanism of racialized inequities in pain treatment responses.

Click on the links below to learn about Dr. Letzen's current projects

K23 entitled, "Measuring the Impact of Racism-Induced Medical Mistrust on Placebo Analgesia"

Contact Information

Email: jletzen1@jhmi.edu