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Jennifer Wagner, LPN, ASN, BS

Executive Director

Pain Society of Oregon

Practice Information

360 S. Garden Way, Ste. 101

Eugene, Oregon, 97401

Awards, Honors And Specialized Training

2013 University of Oregon Distinguished Recent Alumna Award

2012 Oregon Health Sciences University Pain Awareness Award

2010 American Academy of Pain Medicine’s Presidential Commendation

2009 Pain Society of Oregon Pioneer in Pain Medicine Award

2008 American Pain Foundation Presidential Medal of Honor

Professional Affiliations

Western Pain Society

Pain Consultants of Oregon

Practice Description

Jennifer Wagner is the executive director of both the Pain Society of Oregon and the Western Pain Society, where she guides the agencies’ efforts to establish high professional standards for pain care providers and advance pain research and treatment. In addition, she is the practice administrator at Pain Consultants of Oregon, a private pain management practice in Eugene. 

Ensuring that patients receive the best care possible has always been Jennifer Wagner’s mission. She earned her nursing degree and became the youngest nurse ever appointed to the Oregon State Board of Nursing. While serving on the board, she was the primary author of its Pain Management Position Statement, and her growing interest in pain management and policy prompted her to return to school. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Public Policy, Planning and Management and went on to a position as the pain management coordinator in the State of Oregon Governor’s Advocacy Office. 

Jennifer takes an active role in state and national patient advocacy, education and policy development efforts. She has helped develop community-based pain initiatives across the nation, and has initiated and led many innovative patient programs to increase the quality of life of those suffering from chronic pain. Jennifer is also a sought-after lecturer on a variety of pain management topics, including pain policy and legal issues, opioid medication guidelines and end-of-life pain care. She was recently appointed to the PAINS Project, a national committee charged with implementing the National Institute of Medicine’s recommendations from the “Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education and Research” report. 

Although her many roles keep her busy, in her free time Jennifer enjoys beekeeping, gardening and hiking. She is also a mother of two teenage sons.