James W. Carson Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine School of Medicine

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  • Psychology

Special focus on

  • Health Psychology
  • Pain Psychology


  • Ph.D., 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
  • Certifications:

    • Licensed clinical psychologist in Oregon, 2007


Jim Carson, Ph.D., is a clinical health psychologist who has worked extensively with individuals suffering from persistent pain (such as those with chronic back pain, fibromyalgia, cancer, and multiple sclerosis), those with post-concussion and traumatic brain injury concerns, and persons referred for consideration for bariatric surgery. Dr. Carson utilizes a variety of cognitive-behavioral treatment approaches with his patients, including mindfulness strategies, cognitive therapy, and biofeedback. Prior to becoming a psychologist Dr. Carson was a meditation teacher for many years. He has conducted innovative research on the application of meditation and yoga-based programs as adjunctive treatments for various conditions.


  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Comprehensive Pain Center Directions
  • Bariatric Services Directions
  • Comprehensive Pain Center - Westside Directions
  • Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine