To improve the recognition and management of pain throughout the life span.
To conduct and support research aimed at raising the awareness of pain and improving the recognition and management of pain across the lifespan in collaboration with students, faculty, researchers, clients and their families.
Dr. Harrison's "Be Sweet to Babies" research program focuses on pain management in neonates, infants, and children. She spent many years working in the neonatal intensive care unit. She has published over 30 papers and continues to find new ways to reduce pain in sick babies during painful procedures.
Dr. Forgeron's research focuses on chronic and acute pain in children and adolescents. Her main study at the moment studies the interaction of children with chronic pain and their peers. She has extensive experience as a clinical nurse specialist on pediatric pain teams and strives to improve pediatrics pain care.