Rachel Aaron, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who specializes in chronic pain within a rehabilitation psychology setting. She treats patients with acute and chronic pain, illness and injury in outpatient settings. Dr. Aaron is committed to serving these patients through dedicated clinical care and research. She researches psychosocial factors that contribute to the experience of chronic pain, particularly the role of emotional factors in the development and maintenance of chronic pain. She applies this research to develop novel approaches to improve treatment outcomes in individuals living with chronic pain.
Dr. Aaron trained in rehabilitation psychology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, where she received the John E. Carr Award for Outstanding Achievement in Empirically-Supported Psychotherapies. She went on to complete a two-year chronic pain fellowship at the University of Washington. Both her fellowship and Ph.D. research training were supported by two prestigious training grants from the National Institutes of Health. She is the recipient of other numerous research awards and grants.