Dr. John D. Otis, Editor and creator of The Health Psychology Network, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Boston University, and the Director of Pain Research at the VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA. He received his graduate training in Health Psychology at the University of Florida, specializing in the assessment and treatment of chronic pain. Dr. Otis has conducted research and produced scholarly writing about pain throughout the lifespan. Dr. Otis has focused his clinical research career on the development of innovative approaches to pain management, tailored to specialized patient populations. His most recent research focuses on the develop of an intensive integrated treatment for Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) Veterans with comorbid chronic pain and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  

Dr. Donna Pincus, Editor and creator of The Child Anxiety Network (www.childanxiety.net ), is currently a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, an Associate Professor at Boston University, and is also the Director of the Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Treatment Program at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. Dr. Pincus received her graduate training in Clinical Psychology at SUNY Binghamton, specializing in the assessment and treatment of children’s fears and anxieties, and children’s coping with stressful events. Dr. Pincus completed her clinical internship and post-doctoral training at the University of Florida Health Sciences Center. Dr. Donna Pincus is currently the Principal Investigator of an NIMH funded study investigating the development of a treatment for young children with separation anxiety disorder. She has given numerous talks and workshops on child anxiety to parents, teachers, students and healthcare professionals. Among her media appearances, Dr. Pincus has appeared on the NBC Today show, Nick News, National Geographic, Women's Lifetime Television Network, and ABC 20/20.

Dr. Pincus and Dr. Otis have given symposia at APA (2000, 2001) and the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2001) on the internship application process.

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