Paul J. Hershberger, PhD

Family Medicine
Professor, Family Medicine; Director of Behavioral Science, Family Medicine Residency Program
Five Rivers Family Health, 2261 Philadelphia Dr, Dayton, OH 45406-1814

Paul J. Hershberger, Ph.D., professor of family medicine, became the director of behavioral science for the residency program in 2001. 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 residency, Dr. Hershberger maintains an active research program as well as a private practice. Specific interests include health promotion, stress and coping, treatment adherence and cognitive therapy. Dr. Hershberger's monthly electronic newsletter, e-quilibrium, addresses a variety of topics pertaining to behavior and health. 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
Society of Behavioral Medicine
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

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