Gayle Giboney Page, B.S.N. ’78, M.N. '82, Ph.D. '92

Page is professor and Independence Foundation Chair in Nursing Education, and director for the Center of Nursing Research, for the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Her research investigates the biologic consequences of unrelieved pain, specifically with regard to cancer resistance and alterations in neuroendocrine and immune function. Page has moved from studying the biobehavioral consequences of acute surgical pain in animal models to exploring the long-term negative biological consequences of painful stress in the early neonatal period, to her most recent efforts to develop a chronic pain model for exploring risk and protective factors in chronic pain development. She also co-directs a National Institutes of Health Roadmap Initiative postdoctoral training program to prepare interdisciplinary researchers to address the complex challenge of pain.