Eric Chudler

chudler@u.washington.eduEric Chudler

Eric H. Chudler is a research neuroscientist interested in how the brain processes information about pain and nociception.  He is currently investigating why patients with Parkinson’s disease have pain problems and is looking for ways to treat this type of pain.  Eric received his Ph.D. from the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle in 1985.  He has worked at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD (1986-1989) and in the Department of Neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA (1989-1991).  He is currently a research associate professor in the Department of Bioengineering and director of education and outreach at University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials.  He is also a faculty member in the Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine and the Graduate Program of Neurobiology and Behavior at the University of Washington.  In addition to performing basic neuroscience research, Eric works with other neuroscientists and classroom teachers to develop educational materials to help K-12 students learn about the brain.  His web site, Neuroscience for Kids, is accessed millions of times each year by students and teachers from around the world.