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Robert Sorge.

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CH 157B
(205) 934-8563

Research Interests: Acute and chronic pain across the spectrum from basic science to clinical research and interventions

Office Hours: By appointment


  • B.S., McMaster University, Canada, Psychology
  • M.A., Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada, Experimental Psychology
  • Ph.D., Concordia University, Canada, Psychology

Born in a little hamlet in rural Canada, I have spent the majority of my life in the north. I completed a Bachelor’s degree in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 2000 under the supervision of Dr. Geoff Galef (environmental enrichment), a Master’s degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada under Dr. Linda Parker (THC and nausea, 2001) and a PhD from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 2006 under Dr. Jane Stewart (heroin and cocaine addiction).

Continuing my love for Montreal, I completed a postdoctoral fellowship at McGill University under Dr. Paul Clarke (nicotine addiction, 2009) and under Dr. Jeff Mogil (genetics and pain, 2012). I started at UAB in the Department of Psychology in the summer of 2012 and have been here ever since.

I am currently enjoying Alabama with my family and return to Canada in the warmer months of the year to avoid the snow. As animal lovers, we currently have two dogs, a cat, a rat, a snake, and eight fish, and we watch friends’ animals when they are out of town.

Dr. Sorge's lab is broadly interested in studying pain across the translational spectrum. More details can be found on the INSPIRE Lab website.