Mary Driscoll, PhD – Career Development Awardee
Mary Driscoll, PhD
VA Connecticut Healthcare System West Haven Campus, West Haven, CT
West Haven, CT
Mary Driscoll, PhD, is a clinical research psychologist in the Pain Research, Informatics, Multi-morbidities and Education (PRIME) Center of Innovation at VA Connecticut, a national pain consultant for VA's Women's Health Services, and an assistant professor in the Yale School of Medicine. She completed her PhD in clinical health psychology at Arizona State University. Dr. Driscoll then pursued a fellowship in Health Psychology and an advanced fellowship in women's health - both at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System.
She is the recent recipient of a VA Health Services Research & Development Career Development award to refine and pilot a home-based reciprocal peer support pain self-management intervention for women Veterans with chronic pain. Interested in identifying and addressing the clinical and research practice gaps necessary to optimize pain care for women Veterans with pain, her work is rooted in understanding gender disparities in pain and its treatment, the tailoring of evidence-based psychosocial pain interventions for this population, the overlap between trauma and pain, and the provision of trauma-informed care.
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