Robert Kerns | OMICS International
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Journal of Palliative Care & Medicine
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Robert Kerns

 VA Connecticut Health Care System, USA


Robert Kerns is affiliated to VA Connecticut Health Care System.Dr. Robert D. Kerns is National Director for Pain Research for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Director of the Pain Research, Informatics, Multimorbidities, and Education (PRIME) Center at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, and Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Psychology at Yale University. He received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from West Virginia University in 1974 and his doctorate in Bioclinical Psychology from Southern Illinois University in 1980. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and he has held leadership positions in these and other professional and scientific societies.

He is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2006 Leadership Award from the Association of VA Psychologist Leaders, the 2006 David M. Worthen Award for Academic Excellence and the 2006 Mark Wolcott Award for Clinical Leadership from the VHA, and the 2010 John and Emma Bonic Public Service Award from the American Pain Society. He serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals, including the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Clinical Journal of Pain, Health Psychology, Pain Medicine, Psychological Services, and Cancer Pain and Palliative Care.

Research Interest

Healthcare System, Behavioral Medicine,pain management


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