Richard J. Traub, PhD, Biography

Dr. Richard TraubRichard J. Traub, PhD, professor and vice chair in the Department of Neural and Pain Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, received his BS at the State University of New York at Albany and PhD at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Dental Research where he studied the neurobiology of pain. He then went to the University of Iowa as a postdoctoral associate to conduct pain research.

Dr. Traub has served as a regular and Ad Hoc member of several NIH study sections as well as a grant reviewer for Canada and Israel. He is on the editorial board of several journals. His research focuses on the role of gonadal hormones underlying sex differences in visceral pain and the circuitry and mechanisms involved in the transition from transient to chronic visceral pain.