Robert Twillman, Ph.D.IHPC At-Large Member

IHPC Federal Policy Committee
IHPC Executive Committee

Director of Policy and Advocacy, Academy of Integrative Pain Management
IHPC At-Large Member

Bob Twillman, Ph.D., is the Director of Policy and Advocacy for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management (formerly the American Academy of Pain Management).  In that capacity, Dr. Twillman is responsible for overseeing federal and state pain policy developments and advocating for those supporting an integrative approach to managing pain.  He also serves as Chair of the Prescription Monitoring Program Advisory Committee for the Kansas Board of Pharmacy.  Dr. Twillman received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of California in Los Angeles, and maintains a volunteer faculty appointment as Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University Of Kansas School Of Medicine in Kansas City, KS.  Prior to taking his current position, Dr. Twillman was a full-time faculty member at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where he founded and directed the inpatient pain management program and was a co-founder of the hospital’s Palliative Care Team.  He has been actively involved in pain policy through his work with the Alliance of State Pain Initiatives and the American Pain Society for many years.