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Amy Han Kobus Ph.D

    • Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Division of Clinical Psychology School of Medicine

Dr. Kobus has a general clinical practice and provides both counseling and assessment services to adults, adolescents, couples and families. She has specialized training in health psychology, chronic pain management and primary care psychology. She has considerable experience with young adults, psychological aspects of medical illness, and cultural issues. Dr. Kobus’ previous research has focused on chronic pain, HIV and cervical cancer prevention with the Asian community using mixed-methods and community-based participatory research. Her current research interests are in chronic pain and opioid treatment, behavioral health integration in primary care, and health disparities and community-based research. In her spare time, Dr. Kobus enjoys spending time with her family, and is an avid reader, runner, and skier.

Areas of interest

  • Adult Psychotherapy
  • Health Psychology
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


  • Ph.D., University of Iowa, Iowa City Iowa 1999
  • Residency:

    • Internship: Portland VA Medical Center, 1999
  • Fellowship:

    • Fellowship in health services research, Oregon Health & Science University, 2012
  • Certifications:

    • Oregon State Board of Psychologists Examiners

Memberships and associations

  • American Psychological Association
  • Asian American Psychological Association


  • "Correlates of higher-dose opioid medication use for low back pain in primary care" Journal of Pain November 2012
  • "Challenges to depression care documentation in an EHR" Family Medicine April 2013
  • "The legacy of altruism in health care" Medical Education March 2012
  • "Use of standardised patients in the evaluation of a residency mood disorders curriculum" Mental Health in Family Medicine August 2012
  • "Prioritizing prevention" Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health December 2011
  • "Performance of a Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Short Form in Older Adults with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain" Pain Medicine February 1 2016

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