In 2008, Marco Loggia was awarded a PhD In Neurological Sciences by McGill University in Montreal, QC (Canada). During his graduate studies, he had the opportunity to work at the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain (formerly McGill Centre for Research on Pain) under the mentorship of its first director, Prof. M. Catherine Bushnell, a pioneer in the field of human pain imaging. Between 2008 and 2013, Dr. Loggia held the position of Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. As of 2013 Dr. Loggia became faculty at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Over the past few years, Dr. Loggia’s work has been focused on the study of the role of neuroinflammation in human pain and other conditions


PhD in Neurological Sciences, McGill University

Select Publications

1. Loggia ML, Kim J, Gollub RL, Vangel MG, Kirsch I, Kong J, Wasan AD, Napadow V. Default mode network connectivity encodes clinical pain: an arterial spin labeling study. Pain. 2013 Jan;154(1):24-33.

2. Loggia ML, Chonde DB, Akeju O, Arabasz G, Catana C, Edwards RR, Hill E, Hsu S, Izquierdo-Garcia D, Ji RR, Riley M, Wasan AD, Zürcher NR, Albrecht DS, Vangel MG, Rosen BR, Napadow V, Hooker JM. Evidence for brain glial activation in chronic pain patients. Brain. 2015 Mar;138(Pt 3):604-15.

3. Albrecht DS, Forsberg A, Sandström A, Bergan C, Kadetoff D, Protsenko E, Lampa J, Lee YC, Höglund CO, Catana C, Cervenka S, Akeju O, Lekander M, Cohen G, Halldin C, Taylor N, Kim M, Hooker JM, Edwards RR, Napadow V, Kosek E, Loggia ML. Brain glial activation in fibromyalgia – A multi-site positron emission tomography investigation. Brain Behav Immun. 2019 Jan;75:72-83.


2013: Early Career Award from the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)

2016: IASP Ulf Lindblom Young Investigator Award for Clinical Science

Section Editor for PAIN
Chief Specialty Editor for Frontiers in Pain Research
Editorial Board member for the Journal of Pain and Pain Medicine


Pain and Neuroinflammation Imaging Lab