Richard Lawhern, PhD – Op-Ed Bio

Richard (Red) Lawhern’s primary interest is correcting the mis-application of psychosomatic medicine to patients who have unexplained chronic pain. In 18+ years of advocacy for people with chronic pain he has corresponded with more than 5,000 patients, family members, and physicians. Although his doctorate is in engineering systems, not medicine, he is a technically trained medical layman who reads a huge volume of medical literature and remembers a lot of it.