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Beth Darnall, PhD


Beth Darnall, PhD, is Associate Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine. She is Director of the Stanford Pain Relief Innovations Lab. Dr. Darnall has twice briefed the U.S. Congress and the FDA on the need for patient-centered pain care and opioid stewardship. She is a scientific member of the NIH Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee and served as a scientific member of the CDC Opioid Workgroup. she is Chief Science Advisor for AppliedVR and serves on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. Her work has been featured in outlets such as Scientific American, NPR Radio, BBC Radio, and Nature. She has authored five books for patients and clinicians on pain and opioid reduction. In 2018 she spoke on the psychology of pain relief at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Beth Darnall has employment relationships with Applied VR, the NIH, PCORI, Institute for Brain Potential , and Stanford University. She receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Darnall receives a speaking honorarium as a National and International speaker. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Dr. Beth Darnall is a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain, American Academy of Pain Medicine, and the American Psychological Association.