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Associate Professor of Anesthesiology

Dr. Linnstaedt is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) and is an active member of the Institute for Trauma Recovery, the Genetics and Molecular Biology curriculum, and the Carolina Stress Institute. She received her BSc from Virginia Tech, her PhD from Georgetown University, and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University. Following training, she joined the faculty at UNC-CH and focused her career on understanding vulnerability factors for chronic pain and co-occurring adverse neuropsychiatric symptoms. Her lab is particularly interested in the role that molecular and genetic mechanisms play in posttraumatic chronic pain development. Dr. Linnstaedt enjoys collaborating with the fantastic team of scientists in her lab as well as with other labs at UNC-CH and across the globe.

Dr. Sarah Linnstaedt smiles at the camera. She has straight, shoulder-length, light-brown hair and is wearing a purple cardigan.
  • Department of Anesthesiology