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Scientific Advisory Team

Dr. Tor Wager Neuroscience adviser for Curable

Tor Wager, PhD


Distinguished Professor in Neuroscience at Dartmouth College and Director of the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience laboratory, which explores the neurophysiology of pain, emotion, stress, and empathy.
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Alicia Batson, MD Internal medicine & psychiatry adviser for Curable

Alicia Batson, MD

Psychiatry & Internal Medicine

Dual trained physician specializing in chronic pain, anxiety and a variety of stress-induced medical conditions. Recovered from dozens of severe chronic symptoms of her own.
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Alan Gordon, LCSW

Pain Psychology

Psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of chronic pain through Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT), and the Executive Director of the Pain Psychology Center in Los Angeles. Assistant Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California.
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Les Aria, PhD

Pain Psychology

Pain psychologist practicing for 18 years with Kaiser Permanente Medical Group. Served as Lead Pain Psychologist for Kaiser Northern CA. Specializes in treating persistent pain and medically unexplained problems.
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Howard Schubiner, MD

Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

Internal medicine specialist and director of the Mind Body Medicine Program at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan. Clinical Professor at Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine.
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Adriaan Louw

Adriaan Louw, PT, PhD

Physical Therapy & TNE

Director of the Therapeutic Neuroscience Research Group, an independent collaborative initiative studying pain neuroscience. Senior faculty, pain science director, and VP of faculty experience for Evidence in Motion.
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Christie Uipi, LCSW

Pain Psychotherapy

Psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of chronic pain, anxiety, and depression. Behavioral health consultant for UnitedHealth Group Research and Development. Lectures nationally on psychotherapeutic interventions to treat mindbody disorders.
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Deepak Ravindran, MD, advisor for Curable

Deepak Ravindran, MD

Pain, MSK & Lifestyle Medicine

Triple board-certified physician, clinical Lead for the Pain Service & Longcovid Service at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Reading UK, Director of Berkshire Pain Clinic, upstreamist, author, and trauma-informed clinician.
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Dr. John Stracks lead medical adviser for Curable

John Stracks, MD

Internal Medicine

Integrative Family Physician, Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago. Lectures nationally on mind-body strategies of healing chronic pain.
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David Hanscom, MD


Board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in complex spine problems at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, WA. Expertise in adult and pediatric spinal deformities such as scoliosis and kyphosis.
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Dr. Timothy Flynn Physical therapist adviser for Curable

Timothy Flynn, PT, PhD

Physical Therapy

Board-certified orthopaedic physical therapist, Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, The immediate past President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.
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Evelyn Hecht, PT, ATC pelvic pain adviser for Curable

Evelyn Hecht, PT, ATC

Pelvic Pain Specialist

Master Clinician of pelvic physical therapy, Certified Biopsychosocial Chronic Pain Rehab Practitioner and researcher, and Director of PelvicSense, an online pelvic healing home program.
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David Schechter, MD

Family & Sports Medicine

Board-certified family medicine & sports medicine physician who specializes in a non-surgical approach to pain and injury, Formerly a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at USC.
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Megan Ranney, MD, MPH

Emergency Medicine

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Brown University, practicing emergency physician and researcher, Director and founder of the Brown Emergency Digital Health Innovation (EDHI) program.
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David Clarke, MD Gastroenterology medical adviser for Curable

David Clarke, MD


Board-certified physician in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology Emeritus at Oregon Health & Science University.
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Leadership Team

Curable CEO John Gribbin

John Gribbin


Seasoned startup founder recovered from 15 years of lower back pain. Now he can keep up with his two active kids.

Erich Luedtke Head of Technology

Erich Luedtke

Head of Tech

Web pioneer and tech innovator since the early-90s, recovered from 11 years of chronic hand pain & tinnitus. His pain no longer keeps him from building the future.

Laura Seago Head of Content and Marketing

Laura Seago

Head of Content

Content and marketing expert, recovered from 5 years of migraines, sciatica, and knee pain. Now running, spinning, and jumping for joy on a daily basis.

Curable Founding Team John low back pain, Erich RSI, Laura Migraine

We've Been There

All three of Curable's co-founders experienced chronic pain first-hand. The education and tools that we have packaged into the Curable program follow the same evidence-based strategies we used to recover from our own pain, including: degenerative disc disease, migraine, sciatica, RSI, knee pain, and more.

Thanks to modern neuroscience research and mindbody tools for chronic pain, we have our lives back. We believe that every pain sufferer deserves access to these tools, and are passionate about providing that.

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Why We Exist

Up to 100 million American adults suffer from chronic pain. As the incidence of chronic pain grows, so does the number of opioid prescriptions, surgeries, and visits to the doctor’s office. The annual economic cost of chronic pain is estimated at $600B, and the impact on the individual is just as severe. On average, chronic pain sufferers earn 37% less income, are more prone to depression and opioid addiction, and are 4X as likely to commit suicide.

Fortunately, modern neuroscience is illuminating more and more about how chronic pain develops and worsens. Study after study from the best scientists and institutions in the world show that the brain and central nervous system play a much more significant role in chronic pain than we once thought. By retraining the brain to process pain differently, we can reduce symptoms and gain more control.

Our mission is to reach every person with chronic symptoms, and present them with the opportunity to improve their lives. We take the latest research in pain science and make it easy to understand, convenient to use, and affordable to access with or without insurance.

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