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Dr. Howard Schubiner is an internist and pediatrician, who attained the rank of full Professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1999. He founded and served as the Residency Program Director of the Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics program at Wayne State and served as the President of the national Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Program Directors Association. He is also a specialist in adolescent medicine and served as the Program Director for two annual meetings of the Society for Adolescent Medicine and was elected to their board of directors. He is an active researcher and obtained funding on two large NIH grants to study Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder and substance abuse disorder.
Dr. Schubiner is currently a Clinical Professor at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He has published 47 peer reviewed articles and 22 book chapters, as well as three books, Unlearn Your Pain, Unlearn Your Anxiety and Depression, and with co-author, Allan Abbass, MD, Hidden From View. He has collaborated extensively with Mark Lumley, PhD, a Professor of Psychology at Wayne State University in a series of studies to develop psychological treatments for chronic pain. They developed Emotion Awareness and Expression Therapy (EAET), which has been tested in various formats for people with different chronic pain conditions and found to be not only effective compared to treatment as usual but superior to CBT in two trials. EAET is now listed as a treatment option in the 2019 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Pain Management Best Practices Inter-agency Task Force Report.