Dr. Rachel Zoffness is a pain psychologist, thought-leader, and leading global pain expert. She is a Visiting Professor at Stanford and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCSF School of Medicine, where she teaches pain education for residents. She also serves as pain education faculty at Dartmouth and is a 2021 Mayday Fellow.
Dr. Zoffness is the author of The Pain Management Workbook
, a guide for healthcare providers and adults living with chronic pain; and The Chronic Pain and Illness Workbook for Teens
, the first pain workbook for youth. She also writes the Psychology Today column “Pain, Explained.”
Dr. Zoffness is the Co-President of the American Association of Pain Psychology and serves on the board of directors for the Society of Pediatric Pain Medicine. She lectures and consults on the development of integrative pain programs around the world.
Dr. Zoffness was trained at Brown University, Columbia University, NYU, UCSD, SDSU, and Mt. Sinai Hospital in NYC. She is a former educator at the Bronx Zoo Wildlife Conservation Society and a dedicated butterfly-chaser.