Kimeron Hardin, PhD, ABPP is a licensed clinical psychologist with a 30+ year history of working with people with chronic pain. He received his PhD from the University of Southern Mississippi after completing his clinical internship in Medical Psychology at Duke University Medical Center in 1990. His primary rotation was in the Combined Medical Specialities Unit where the emphasis was on psychosomatic stress disorders. He later worked as a clinical instructor at Wake Forest Medical Center Pain Control Center and later became an assistant clinical professor at the UCSF/Mount Zion Pain Management Center in San Francisco. He is currently the clinical director of the Spine Pain and Rehabilitation Center (SPARC) program in San Mateo, CA and he also has a private practice in Belmont, CA. He is board-certified in clinical health psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Hardin was one of the original co-founders of the American Association of Pain Psychology and has a passion for the promotion of pain psychology as a developing subspecialty within health psychology.