Michelle C. Accardi-Ravid

Michelle C. Accardi-Ravid

Specialties and Expertise

Behavioral Health Care, Chronic Pain, Psychology




Primary Location


Dr. Accardi-Ravid is an acting assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Washington. She is the attending psychologist for the Acute Pain Service, working with both inpatients and outpatients at Harborview Medical Center. Her clinical interests and expertise are in the areas of non-pharmacological pain management and motivational interviewing.

She is currently conducting research to improve outcomes for individuals with acute and chronic pain, including peri-operative screening, mobile application technology, and qualitative analysis. Her past research projects have included the effects of hypnosis and establishing the psychometric properties of self-report measures of psychological constructs.

Dr. Accardi-Ravid earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Hartford in Connecticut. She earned her master’s doctoral degrees in clinical psychology at Binghamton University, State University of New York. She completed a residency in Behavioral Medicine/Neuropsychology and fellowship in Rehabilitation Psychology at the University of Washington.

She is a member of the American Psychological Association’s Division 22-Rehabilitation Psychology as well as the American Pain Society. She locally serves as the co-facilitator of an early career in psychology seminar for Rehabilitation Psychology postdoctoral fellows, and the chair for the Professional Development Committee for residents in the Behavioral Medicine/Neuropsychology track. She is an enrollee in the Teaching Scholars Program at UW.

Patient Care Philosophy

As a psychologist specializing in rehabilitation and pain, I hope to improve the quality of life for my patients. I strive to empower my patients in the face of a life altering injury or illness in way that aligns our patient care with their values.

Clinical Interests

Non-pharmacological (non-medication) management of pain, sleep, mood, and anxiety; promotion of self-management through motivational interviewing; establishing behaviors and goals consistent with patient or family values; use of guided imagery, hypnosis, meditation, and acceptance-based techniques

Research Interests

Peri-operative mental health screening and intervention for surgical patients; mobile application technology for patients with pain and comorbid conditions (depression, anxiety, PTSD, sleep disruption); psychometric development of psychological constructs


Binghamton University, State University of New YorkMedical Education2015
Binghamton University, State University of New YorkMaster2010
UW - Dept. of AnesthesiologyTeaching AppointmentActing Assistant Professor
UW - Dept. of PsychologyInternshipPsychology
UW - Rehabilitation Psychology ProgramFellowshipRehabilitation Psychology

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