Rachel Aaron, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who specializes in rehabilitation psychology. She treats patients with acute and chronic pain, illness and injury in inpatient and 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, and is particularly interested in 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. 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.