Michael Craine, Ph.D
Dr. Michael Craine is the Chief of the Health Psychology Section of Mental Health Services at the Eastern Colorado Health Care System. He is also the Psychology Training Director. He serves as adjunct faculty for the University of Denver and University of Colorado Medical School.
He has worked for more than 20 years in Health Psychology with a focus on pain management clinical services, program development, research and training. He has been the director of Interdisciplinary Pain Teams and Co-Director of the Polytrauma Network Site. He was one of the developers of the web-based VHA Pain Toolkit and VHA/DoD clinical guidelines for chronic back pain. He also constructed the initial Cognitive Behavioral Therapy curriculum for VHA National Pain SCAN ECHO program. He developed the VA SCAN ECHO Pain Program and TelePain Services and a conjoint pain psychologist/pain pharmacist clinic assisting primary care at the Denver VAMC.
Dr. Craine is a long-time member of the American Pain Society. He is the chair, of the VHA Rocky Mountain Network Pain Committee. He also serves as the Opioid Safety Initiative Co-Champion VISN 19 and the VA Representative to the HHS/OASH Region VIII Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Task Force. He is a member of the VHA National Pain Specialty Workgroup.
He has numerous publications and presentations in the areas of pain assessment, pain management and opioid safety and he serves as a journal reviewer. He provides training to primary care providers, medical residents, clinical pharmacists, fellows from multiple disciplines as well health psychology fellows and interns on a variety of topics related to the biopsychosocial model and management of chronic pain.