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 biopsychosocial mechanisms of chronic pain treatment responses and their modifiability to enhance clinical outcomes. I am especially interested in understanding [1] how brain systems involved in motivation and emotion contribute to chronic pain treatment outcomes and [2] how to intervene on factors contributing to ethnic disparities in pain treatment. 

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

F32 project within Sleep and Pain in Sickle Cell Disease

Contact Information

Email: jletzen1@jhmi.edu