Dr. John Kramer is the interim director of ICORD and assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of British Columbia. His current research interests are focused on understanding the relationships between spinal cord injuries and neuropathic pain. As part of Dr. Kramer’s ongoing research program, advanced neuroimaging and quantitative sensory testing techniques are being developed to better understand how changes in the central nervous system relate to the development of neuropathic pain. Using large spinal cord injury datasets, he is exploring the relationship between pain, neurological recovery and other secondary health outcomes. His research program will enable implementation of novel interventions aimed at improving outcomes and quality of life for people with spinal cord injury.