Sara Davin, PsyD MPHCleveland Clinic Neurological Institute

Sara Davin, Psy.D., MPH is the Director of Behavior Medicine for the Cleveland Clinic’s population health management program for back pain and a Staff Psychologist within the Center for Neurological Restoration at the Cleveland Clinic. She also is an Assistant Professor in the Cleveland Clinic, Lerner College of Medicine through Case Western Reserve University. Her academic background includes close to a decade of specialty training in the area of chronic pain, including a post-doctoral psychology fellowship within the Cleveland Clinic’s Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program, an interdisciplinary program that treats individuals with severe, intractable non-cancer pain. Her clinical acumen includes developing a fibromyalgia clinic within the Cleveland Clinic, being the former training director for pre and post-doctoral psychology students and developing the behavioral medicine intervention for the Cleveland Clinic’s newest population health management program for individuals with low back pain. As a pain psychologist Dr. Davin’s background is unique and complemented by her experience in the field of public health. She gained a strong academic foundation in graduate level public health training from the University of Michigan, with a focus on health behavior and program development. Prior to obtaining her doctorate in clinical psychology, she worked as a public health professional, developing health prevention and promotion programs at IU Health in Indianapolis (formerly Clarian Health) and in the area of population health for two employee based wellness companies. Dr. Davin’s passion lies in the interface between public health and pain psychology, specifically developing population level interventions aimed at preventing the chronification of pain. Her research interest centers broadly upon identifying patient factors and interventions that reduce the risk for chronification from pain, brief pain psychology interventions and the use of patient centered outcomes to inform clinical care. Dr. Davin is a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine’s Behavioral Medicine Committee and is also an active member of the American Pain Society, American Psychological Association and Ohio Psychological Association.

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