Blake H. Tearnan, PhD, is director of behavioral medicine for the Functional Restoration Program at Washoe Medical Center Rehabilitation Hospital in Reno, and Clinical Director for the Southern Nevada Functional Restoration Program in Las Vegas, Nevada. He graduated from the University of Georgia's Clinical Psychology Program with a specialization in clinical and medical psychology. He has held positions at the University of Wisconsin, University of Nevada Medical School, and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Reno, NV. He also was clinical coordinator at the Sierra Pain Institute and director of the Sonora Pain Center. Tearnan is a founding partner of the Reno Spine Center, president of HealthNetSolutions.com, and a consultant to various groups including Innovative Health Solutions and the American Academy of Pain Management, where he is on the board of advisors.
Tearnan has published widely in the areas of medical rehabilitation, health, pain, and anxiety disorders. He is the author of numerous psychometric instruments on general health, pain and disability including the Pain Disability Report, Behavioral Assessment of Pain, and the Life Assessment Questionnaire.