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Allison Webel, RN, PhD

Allison Webel, RN, PhD is currently an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Her research focuses on developing and testing HIV self-management interventions and in understanding the social and behavioral determinants of co-morbid chronic disease in people living with HIV. Her long-term goal is to improve the health and wellness of all people living with HIV and chronic co-morbid conditions. She lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio with her family. 

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Allison R. Webel RN, Kate Lorig, DrPH, Diana Laurent, MPH, Virginia González, MPH, Allen L. Gifford, MD, David Sobel, MD, MPH, Marian Minor, PT, PhD

Allison R. Webel RN, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University

Kate Lorig, DrPH, is director and professor emerita at Stanford University School of Medicine’s Patient Education Research Center

Diana Laurent, MPH, is a health educator and trainer at Stanford Patient Education Research Center

Virginia González, MPH, is a health educator and consultant to Stanford Patient Education Research Center

Allen L. Gifford, MD, is Professor of Public Health and Medicine at Boston University, acting director of the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research

David Sobel, MD, MPH, was director of patient education and health promotion, Kaiser Permanente Northern California and is now consulting professor, Stanford University School of Medicine

Marian Minor, PT, PhD, is professor emerita at the University of Missouri, Department of Physical Therapy

Deborah Stewart, Jenny Harvey

Author Deborah Stewart is a health educator, car safety expert, and grandmother with many years of experience writing simply about pregnancy, infant health, and safety. Her new co-author Jenny Harvey brings experience in human development, family support, injury prevention, perinatal health, and infant care. Jenny has spent her career supporting, educating, and empowering families to be healthy, safe, and happy.

Sandra LeFort, MN, PhD, Lisa Webster, RN, Kate Lorig, DrPH, Halsted Holman, MD, David Sobel, MPH, MD, Diana Laurent, MPH, Virginia González, MPH, Marian Minor, PT, PhD

Sandra LeFort, MN, PhD, is Professor Emeritus at Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada where she teaches and continues to do research in pain.

Lisa Webster, RN, is the clinical manager of Pain Management Centre at Hamilton General Hospital.

Kate Lorig, DrPH, is director and professor emeritus at Stanford University School of Medicine’s Patient Education Research Center.

Halsted Holman, MD, is professor emeritus at Stanford University School of Medicine.

David Sobel, MD, MPH was director of patient education and health promotion, The Permanente Medical Group, Northern California.

Diana Laurent, MPH, is a chronic disease health educator at Stanford Patient Education Research Center.

Virginia González, MPH, is a chronic disease health educator and consultant to Stanford Patient Education Research Center.

Marian Minor, PT, PhD, is professor emerita at the University of Missouri, Department of Physical Therapy.

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Sandra M. LeFort, MN, PhD and Lisa Webster, RN

  • Chronic Pain Self-Management Program Workbook with Moving Easy CD

Sandra LeFort, MN, PhD (right in photo), is professor emeritus at the School of Nursing, Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada where she continues to do research in pain. She began working with people with pain problems in 1986 and developed the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program at McGill University in Montreal as part of her doctoral work. She partnered with Lisa Webster in 2006 and together have conducted numerous CPSMP training programs across Canada and the United States, in collaboration with Dr. Kate Lorig at Stanford University. Sandra lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland with her husband and two beautiful Labrador Retrievers. You can read more about Sandra at: http://www.mun.ca/nursing/grad/phd/index.php.

Lisa Webster, RN, is the Clinical Manager of the Pain Management Centre at Hamilton General Hospital.

Books

  • Chronic Pain Self-Management Program Workbook with Moving Easy CD

Beth Darnall, PhD

Beth Darnall, PhD, is a clinical associate professor in the division of pain medicine at Stanford University. She has more than 15 years’ experience treating adults with chronic pain and lived through her own chronic pain experience. Beth is the author of The Opioid-Free Pain Relief Kit (Bull Publishing, 2016) and Less Pain, Fewer Pills (Bull Publishing, 2014). She lives in Palo Alto, California.

Virginia González, MPH, Maria Hernández-Marin, Kate Lorig, DrPH, Halsted Holman, MD, David Sobel, MD, MPH, Diana Laurent, MPH, and Marian Minor, PT, PhD

Virginia González, MPH, is a chronic disease health educator and consultant to Stanford Patient Education Research Center.

Maria Hernández-Marin is a consultant to Stanford Patient Education Research Center.

Kate Lorig, RN, DrPH, is director and professor emeritus at Stanford University School of Medicine’s Patient Education Research Center.

Halsted Holman, MD, is professor emeritus at Stanford University School of Medicine.

David Sobel, MD, MPH was director of patient education and health promotion, The Permanente Medical Group, Northern California.

Diana Laurent, MPH, is a chronic disease health educator at Stanford Patient Education Research Center.

Marian Minor, PT, PhD, is professor emerita at the University of Missouri, Department of Physical Therapy.

Catherine Regan, PhD, and Rick Seidel, PhD

Catherine Regan, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and spiritual director with a background in health education and health psychology. She has over 20 years experience teaching deep relaxation and meditation as pathways to individual and collective wellbeing. She created and recorded “Time for Healing” as a complement to the Chronic Disease Self Management Program developed at Stanford University.

Rick Seidel, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who has been practicing for over 20 years. He has taught relaxation and imagery techniques throughout his career. Rick has worked with the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program since the early 2000's as a group leader, trainer, and researcher.

Don Vickery, Larry Matson, Carol Vickery

Donald Vickery, MD, was a pioneer in the self-care and wellness movement. A graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Medical School, he was the author of many books, including Take Care of Yourself and Life Plan and in 2003 he was awarded the American College of Preventive Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award.

Larry Matson, Ed.D., is an expert in the role of physical activity in the management of chronic disease.  As a health/medical writer and fitness coach certified by the American College of Sports Medicine, he specializes in evaluating evidence and making complex information useful and easy to understand.

Carol Vickery, RN, MSN, is a Public Health Nurse with the Nurse Family Partnership Program in Colorado and has nearly 40 years of experience in nursing, including Critical Care, Community Health, Wellness, telephone counseling and Maternal Child Health.