2016 John C. Liebeskind Early Career Scholar Award
Zina Trost, PhD
Dr. Trost graduated from Fordham University in New York and subsequently completed her PhD in Clinical Health Psychology at Ohio University, a residency in Rehabilitation Psychology at University of Washington Medical Center, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the McGill University Alan Edwards Pain Centre. She is currently starting a new position in the Medical Psychology Clinical Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Trost is the recent recipient of the International Association for the Study of Pain Early Career Research Grant, the American Pain Society Sharon Keller Chronic Pain Research Grant, the IASP International Collaborative Research Grant, and most recently the North American Spine Society Young Investigator Clinical Research Grant.
Her work focuses on risk factors for development of musculoskeletal disability, including pain-related fear and perceptions of injustice, as well as development of gaming/virtual reality interventions to mitigate these risk factors in pain and physical trauma populations.