William Deardorff, PhD, ABPP


William Deardorff

Dr. William Deardorff is a clinical health psychologist and specializes in working with patients with chronic pain and spinal conditions. He has served on the Veritas Health Medical Advisory Board for 15 years.


Dr. Deardorff is board-certified in clinical health psychology and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. He is the founder of BehavioralHealthCE.com, a continuing education website focused on health care integration.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Professional Psychology

Medical Leadership

  • Founding President, The American Academy of Health Psychology
  • Member, North American Spine Society
  • Member, International Association for the Study of Pain
  • Member, American Psychological Association

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Professional Awards and Recognition

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Medicine
  • Elected Fellow of American Psychological Association

Professional Awards and Recognition

  • BA – University of California, Los Angeles
  • PhD – Clinical Health Psychology, Washington State University
  • Internship – Clinical Psychology, University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Fellowship – Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Los Angeles

About Veritas Health

Veritas Health publishes original, unbiased, and comprehensive resources to help millions of people each month make informed decisions about their health. Our rigorous editorial process is modeled after medical journals and ensures articles are reviewed with integrity and objectivity. The Veritas Health platform—including Spine-health.com, Arthritis-health.com, and Sports-health.com—is a trusted authority on back pain, arthritis, sports injuries, and chronic pain conditions.

Profile last updated: January 21, 2020.