Dr. Alexandre F. DaSilva DDS, DMedSC

Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Alexandre F. DaSilva, DDS, DMedSC, received his Doctorate in Medical Science degree in Oral Biology with clinical training in Orofacial Pain at Harvard University. He is the founder and director of H.O.P.E. (Headache & Orofacial Pain Effort) lab. The H.O.P.E. Lab focuses on the development of neuroscience driven tech-innovations for human neuroimaging (PET [opioids/dopamime], MRI, fNIRS, EEG), neuromodulation, mobile technology, 3D neuronavigation, artificial intelligence, augmented/virtual reality, and their integration for pain research, education, and treatment. Dr. DaSilva has been a speaker for multiple national and international scientific meetings such as the International Association for the Study of Pain, American Pain Society, National Institutes of Health, and educational initiatives of the National Science Foundation.

He is awarded several U.S. governmental grants for clinical trials in pain relief and frequently serves as a grant reviewer for the National Institute of Health, Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs, including the Brain Initiative. His publications have received broad media coverage by national and international venues, for instance, Discovery Channel, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, NPR, San Francisco Chronicle, Scientific American Mind, and others.