Dr. Rachel Zoffness is a leading global pain expert, pain psychologist, and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCSF School of Medicine, where she teaches pain education for medical residents. She serves as pain education faculty at Dartmouth, and completed a visiting professorship at Stanford University.
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 the Society of Pediatric Pain Medicine. She is a 2021 Mayday Fellow and consults on the development of integrative pain programs around the world.
Dr. Zoffness was trained at Brown University, Columbia University, University of California San Diego, San Diego State University, NYU, the Mindful Center, and Mt. Sinai-St. Luke's Hospital in NYC. She is a former educator at the Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Society and is a dedicated butterfly-chaser.