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Psychology researcher receives early career award from American Pain Society

The American Pain Society awarded the 2015 John C. Liebeskind Early Career Scholar Award to Adam T. Hirsh, PhD, AN assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at IUPUI.

INDIANAPOLIS -- The John C. Liebeskind Early Career Scholar Award was named in 1998 to honor the memory of John C. Liebeskind, PhD, a past president of APS who was a noted pain researcher, scientist, and teacher. The Early Career Scholar Award recognizes early career achievements that have made outstanding contributions to pain scholarship.

Hirsh’s laboratory conducts research on the biopsychosocial aspects of pain and functioning in humans. They are particularly interested in pain judgments and clinical decision making, and have conducted innovative mixed-methods research using computer-simulated patients and environments to examine these topics.

He has published more than 40 empirical manuscripts and has received research funding from several sources, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is also an active member of the American Pain Society (APS), currently serving on the editorial board of The Journal of Pain, as co-chair of the Psychosocial Research SIG, and as a member-at-large of the Pain and Disparities SIG.

Hirsh received his doctoral degree in clinical and health psychology from the University of Florida in 2008, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in rehabilitation research at the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2010.

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