ABOUT THE AUTHORs

Dr. John OtisDr. John D. Otis is an Research Associate Professor and the Director Behavioral Medicine at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD) at Boston University. He received his graduate training in Health Psychology at the University of Florida Shands Hospital, specializing in the assessment and treatment of chronic pain. He completed his clinical training at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System and has been practicing in Boston MA for the past 14 years.

Dr. Otis is a Clinician and Researcher who has helped countless numbers of individuals gain greater control over their chronic pain. He travels nationally giving talks and workshops to both clinicians and patients on how the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can be used to help people lead healthier and more productive lives. He is the author of Managing Chronic Pain (Oxford University Press: Treatments that Work Series) - an "evidence based" treatment program that includes both a therapist manual and patient workbook.

For the past 20 years 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 who experience variety of chronic pain conditions complicated by mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), spinal cord injury (SCI), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  

If you would like to receive information on how to sponsor a talk at your instutution please send an email to drjohnotis@gmail.com and we will get back to you.