Collene Lawhorn


Dr. Collene Lawhorn is a neuroscientist and science writer who is passionate about investigating the issues that affect our neurological health.


Collene is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Rockefeller University, where she works on questions related to substance abuse and the endogenous opioids -- two systems that are important to understanding pain and pain relief. Collene has published extensively in her field, and has received numerous grants and awards from agencies such as the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, The National Institute of Mental Health, The National Institute of Drug Abuse, The American Psychological Association and The Society For Neuroscience.


Collene received a Bachelor of Science degree in communication from the Rochester Institute of Technology, a Master of Science degree in psychological services from The University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in neuroscience from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

A Word From Collene Lawhorn

Whether it's stress-induced or migraine-related, the pain caused by headache can rob us of our physical, mental and social well-being. As a scientist who has studied the brain systems that contribute to pain, and as a person who has suffered from debilitating migraines since childhood, I understand the importance of providing answers to the questions that are crucial to protecting our livelihood. I look forward to a dynamic relationship of information sharing.

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