James W. Carson, Ph.D.

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Special Interest:
Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
Accepting Patients:
English, Spanish


Jim Carson, Ph.D., is a clinical health psychologist who has worked extensively with individuals suffering from persistent pain, including those diagnosed with fibromyalgia, cancer, chronic low back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, diabetic neuropathy, complex regional pain syndrome, and irritable bowel syndrome. Previously he was an Assistant Professor in the Pain Prevention and Treatment Research Program, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center. Prior to becoming a psychologist Dr. Carson was a meditation teacher for many years. He has conducted innovative research into the psychological treatment of pain, including the application of meditation and yoga-based programs as adjunctive treatments for various conditions.

Professional Education

  • Degree:
    PhD in Clinical Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: 2002
  • Residency:
    Health Psychology Intern, University of Florida Health Science Center/Shands Hospital, Gainesville FL: 2001-2002
  • Fellowship:
    Postdoctoral fellow, Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC: 2002-2005
  • Certification:
    Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Oregon 2007

Provider Referral Line

503 494-7246

I see patients at:

Center for Health & Healing

SW Portland

OHSU Campus

Insurance Information

OHSU accepts most insurance plans

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Clinical Trials

The following clinical trials are currently accepting new participants:

Self-management interventions for pain in advanced breast cancer

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