Ian Kleckner, PhD, MPH

Ian Kleckner, PhD, MPH
  • Associate Professor
    Pain and Translational Symptom Science
  • Director, SYNAPSE Center
    Pain and Translational Symptom Science
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Room 738, School of Nursing Building
Personal Website


  • BS, Physics, Math, Computer Science, University of Rochester, 2006
  • PhD, Biophysics, Structural Biology, Biochemistry, The Ohio State University, 2011
  • NIH/NIMH F32 Fellowship, Psychology, Neuroscience, Affective Science, Northeastern University, 2015
  • MPH, Public Health, Epidemiology, University of Rochester, 2018

Research Interests

  • Ian Kleckner PhD MPH is Director of the Cancer Control Mind & Body Lab and Associate Professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore. He studies how cancer chemotherapy causes side-effects such as neuropathy and distress, and how to treat these symptoms using exercise and healthy eating. He uses methods from psychophysiology (measuring heartbeats, skin conductance), neuroimaging (fMRI), exercise science, and behavioral science with computational approaches honed from his background from physics and biophysics.


Areas of Specialization

  • Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, cancer supportive care and symptom management, exercise, brain fMRI, interoception, psychology, neuroscience