MBI Rising Stars: Ellen Terry

Ellen Terry, Ph.D., explains her research in MBI Rising Stars, a video series highlighting up-and-coming neuroscience researchers at the University of Florida.

An assistant professor in the UF College of Nursing‘s biobehavioral nursing science department and member of the UF Pain Research and Intervention Center of Excellence, Terry’s research focuses on developing behavioral interventions to reduce pain catastrophizing and investigates how psychological and social factors impact chronic pain, with a particular focus on how these factors influence pain processing and experience of pain in racial and ethnic minorities. 

During her deployment to Iraq as a member of the U.S. Army, Terry earned a Purple Heart due to an injury sustained when a roadside bomb exploded and caused shrapnel to enter her vehicle.

Terry is a two-time recipient of the MBI Career Enhancement Award, which enables junior faculty and trainees to extend their research capabilities under their current extramural funding by providing supplemental funding up to $10,000.

Dr. Ellen Terry conducting research with colleagues in the lab.
Dr. Ellen Terry conducting research with colleagues in the lab.
Dr. Ellen Terry conducting research with colleagues in the lab.
Dr. Ellen Terry conducting research with colleagues in the lab.
Dr. Ellen Terry conducting research with colleagues in the lab.
Dr. Ellen Terry conducting research with colleagues in the lab.