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Jessica A. Chen, PhD – Career Development Awardee

Jessica A. Chen, PhD Jessica A. Chen, PhD
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Seattle, WA 


Dr. Chen is a clinical psychologist, chronic pain specialist, and health services researcher. She is a staff psychologist at the VISN 20 Pain Medicine & Functional Restoration Center and an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on social determinants of health and the implementation of evidence-based psychosocial interventions for chronic pain and co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Dr. Chen's current research projects, including her VA HSR&D Career Development Award, are focused on increasing patient involvement in treatment decision-making and leveraging national VA data to examine disparities in access to telehealth treatments for chronic pain and co-occurring opioid use disorder.

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