Dr. Patricia Poulin
Dr. Patricia Poulin is Clinical, Health, and Rehabilitation Psychologist at The Ottawa Hospital Pain Clinic, an associate investigator at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and a clinical professor with the University of Ottawa School of Psychology, with a cross-appointment to the Department of Anesthesiology. Following the completion of her Ph.D. in 2009 (University of Toronto), Dr. Poulin completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical, Health and Rehabilitation Psychology with the Ottawa Hospital Institute for Rehabilitation Research and Development.
Dr. Poulin's academic and clinical interests include: prevention, treatment and management of chronic pain, as well as opioid tolerance and addiction in the setting of chronic pain; the role of mindfulness-based intervention in the management and treatment of chronic pain and other chronic diseases; and the effect of mindfulness-based intervention on the brain as well as on biomarkers of stress and immune function. She is also a strong proponent of patient engagement in research and health care quality improvement.