Dr. Dana Pilchik is a licensed clinical psychologist and earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with a focus on health psychology from Pacific University; she also has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a focus on addiction treatment from Lewis & Clark College. Her research is focused on clinical outcomes in behavioral pain management and interdisciplinary pain care. Her broader interests include program development and administration.
Dr. Pilchik completed her Psychology Internship at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center, where she completed rotations in primary care, PTSD clinic, geropsychology, and evidence based treatment. After internship, she completed an APA-accredited post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Medicine at the Dayton VA Medical Center. Dr. Pilchik spent several years at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center where she worked initially in the Behavioral Health Lab, and then later in the Specialty Pain Clinic. She also served as a clinical supervisor to pain psychology practicum students and health psychology postdoctoral residents during this time. She finished her last years at the Philly VA developing the integrative Whole Health service.
Dr. Pilchik is currently a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and is embedded full time in the Center for Pain and Spine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, where she is developing the Active Pain Care Service and providing instruction in behavioral medicine within Pain Medicine Fellowship at the Geisel School of Medicine. Dr. Pilchik’s professional interests include expanding interdisciplinary pain care for rural populations, especially through telehealth, and improving outcomes in behavioral pain management.