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Richard A. Lawhern, PhD
Patient Advocate
Dr. Richard A. Lawhern is a member of the Practical Pain Management Editorial Board.

About Richard A. Lawhern, PhD

Dr. Lawhern joined the PPM Editorial Advisory Board as a Patient Advocate in January 2020. 

Richard A. Lawhern, PhD,  is a technically trained non-physician with 20 years of experience in peer-to-peer patient support groups for chronic pain patients. His work and commentaries have been published or featured at the US Trigeminal Neuralgia Association, The American Council on Science and Health, The Journal of Medicine of the National College of Physicians, the National Institutes for Neurological Disorder and Stroke, and more. He serves as co-founder and corresponding secretary of the Alliance for the Treatment of Intractable Pain.

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