Paul J. Hershberger, Ph.D.

Family Medicine
Associate Dean for Research Affairs; Professor, Director of Division of Behavioral Health; Department of Family Medicine
Wright State Physicians Bldg, 725 University Blvd. Room 336, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Paul J. Hershberger, Ph.D., professor and director of the division of behavioral health in the Department of Family Medicine, joined the faculty in 2001. He served as the director of behavioral science for the residency program from 2001-2017. A licensed psychologist, Dr. Hershberger is board certified in clinical health psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. In addition to his teaching responsibilities with the medical school, Dr. Hershberger maintains an active research program. Specific interests include health promotion, patient engagement, treatment adherence, and the professional development of physicians. Outside of work, Dr. Hershberger values spending time with his wife and two sons. He enjoys a variety of sports and playing with the two family dogs.


Ph.D.: The Ohio State University (Counseling Psychology) (1989)
Internship: Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, OH


Licensed Psychologist, State of Ohio (1990)
Diplomate in Clinical Health Psychology
American Board of Professional Psychology (1995), Recertified (2000)

Clinical Expertise

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Behavioral Medicine
Health Promotion

Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association
American Public Health Association
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

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