Sigmund Hough, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Sigmund Hough


Sigmund Hough, Ph.D., ABPP/rp, A.B. from Columbia College, Columbia University, M.A. in Developmental Psychology, Columbia University, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Boston University. ABPP board specialization in Rehabilitation Psychology. Dr. Hough is a clinical rehabilitation neuropsychologist, Spinal Cord Injury Service, VA Boston Healthcare System. Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. He has served as Clinical Director and Director of Psychological services at private rehabilitation facilities, case reviewer for nationwide managed care company, and as a clinical service provider in both the public and private sector. He has served as Director, Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program-Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology (affiliated with Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School). He is a Fellow in the National Academy of Neuropsychology, registered as a National Health Care Provider in Psychology, licensed in Massachusetts and Maine. He has conducted nationwide Internship and Postdoctoral Training Site Reviews for the American Psychological Association. Conducts medical facility accreditation site surveys nationwide and internationally for the division of Medical Rehabilitation, CARF (as well as blended CARF/JCAHO surveys). AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Sexuality and Disability. His research and scholarly interests are at the interface of neurological injury, rehabilitation, sexuality, diversity, and adjustment to events across the life cycle. Served as a member of the CARF International Standards Advisory Committee – Networks. Contributing Editor at Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School. Member-Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals; Advocacy Task Force, Chairperson-American Spinal Injury Association, Electronic Communication Committee.

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System


  • Boston University, PhD
  • Columbia University, MA
  • Columbia College, AB


  • Published on 1/1/2020

    Hough S, Cordes CC, Goetz LL, Kuemmel A, Lieberman JA, Mona LR, Tepper MS, Varghese JG. A Primary Care Provider's Guide to Sexual Health for Individuals With Spinal Cord Injury. Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil. 2020; 26(3):144-151. PMID: 33192040.

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  • Published on 3/24/2016

    Hough S. Standards that reflect the growth of a professional discipline into a community of integrated healthcare. J Spinal Cord Med. 2016; 39(2):126. PMID: 27077827.

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  • Published on 1/1/2016

    Budd, M.A., Hough, S., Stiers, W., Wegener, S. (Eds.). Practical Psychology in Medical Rehabilitation . Springer. New York. 2016.

  • Published on 11/11/2015

    Hough S. Compassionate veteran care: Embracing respect for the individual. Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School. 2015.

  • Published on 7/1/2012

    Hess MJ, Hough S. Impact of spinal cord injury on sexuality: broad-based clinical practice intervention and practical application. J Spinal Cord Med. 2012 Jul; 35(4):211-8. PMID: 22925747.

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  • Published on 2/1/2010

    Burns SM, Boyd BL, Hill J, Hough S. Psychosocial predictors of employment status among men living with spinal cord injury. Rehabil Psychol. 2010 Feb; 55(1):81-90. PMID: 20175638.

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  • Published on 3/16/2009

    Burns SM, Hough S, Boyd BL, Hill J. Men's adjustment to spinal cord injury: the unique contributions of conformity to masculine gender norms. Am J Mens Health. 2010 Jun; 4(2):157-66. PMID: 19477753.

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  • Published on 1/1/2005

    Jackson SA, Hough S. Adjustment to the process of grief following a spinal cord injury/dysfunction. SCI Nurs. 2005; 22(1):15-9. PMID: 15794430.

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  • Published on 4/1/1990

    Zencius A, Wesolowski MD, Burke WH, Hough S. Managing hypersexual disorders in brain-injured clients. Brain Inj. 1990 Apr-Jun; 4(2):175-81. PMID: 2331547.

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  • Published on 12/1/1989

    Hough S. Sexuality within the head-injury rehabilitation setting: a staff's perspective. Psychol Rep. 1989 Dec; 65(3 Pt 1):745-6. PMID: 2608831.

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