Rachel Zoffness, MS, PhD, is faculty at the UCSF School of Medicine, where she teaches pain education for medical residents and interns, and serves on the steering committee of the American Association of Pain Psychology. She is a pain psychologist, author, medical consultant, and educator specializing in chronic pain and illness. She is author of The Chronic Pain and Illness Workbook for Teens; piloted the Psychology Today column, Pain, Explained; and is a 2020 Mayday Pain Advocacy Fellow. She was trained at Brown University, Columbia University, University of California San Diego, San Diego State University, and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital. She provides lectures and trainings for multidisciplinary health care providers, and serves as a consultant to medical professionals and hospitals around the world.