Pain and the Brain: Marsha Campbell-Yeo Focuses On Pain and Neurodevelopment


Marsha Campbell-Yeo is an Associate Professor at the School of Nursing, Dalhousie University, neonatal nurse practitioner, and clinician scientist at the IWK Health Centre with cross appointments to the Departments of Pediatrics, and Psychology and Neuroscience.

Marsha is a CIHR New Investigator holding grants examining maternal driven interventions to improve outcomes of at medically risk newborns specifically related to pain, stress and neurodevelopment. Share on X


She was recently named one of 150 Nurses for Canada by the Canadian Nurses Association to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation (2017), and is also an invited member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists (2017).


According to The Center for Pediatric Pain,

“Her research focuses on three main areas:


  • Developing a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying the efficacy of maternally-led interventions;
  • Examination of immediate and sustained effectiveness of maternal-led interventions to improve outcomes in at-risk infants related to stress, pain and neurodevelopment;
  • Improving uptake of interventions by both parents and health care providers through e-Health technology.”



Marsha will be focusing on pain and the brain during her portion of the conference on Tuesday morning.

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