Rachael Coakley, PhD

Rachael Coakley, PhD


Assistant Professor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School

    Contact: 617-355-7040
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Medical Services


  • Pain Management Treatment
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Parenting


  • Anesthesiology Perioperative and Pain Medicine


  • Pain Treatment Services
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-7040

Experience and Education


PhD in Clinical Psychology

Loyola University, 2004

Chicago, Illinois

MA in Clinical Psychology

Loyola University, 2001

Chicago, Illinois

Undergraduate School, BA in Psychology

University of Pennsylvania, 1995

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Publications powered by Harvard Catalyst Profiles
  1. Coakley R, Wihak T. Evidence-Based Psychological Interventions for the Management of Pediatric Chronic Pain: New Directions in Research and Clinical Practice. Children (Basel). 2017 Feb 04; 4(2).
  2. Coakley RM, Forbes PW, Kelley SD, Lebovidge J, Beasley P, Demaso DR, Waber DP. Family functioning and posttraumatic stress symptoms in youth and their parents after unintentional pediatric injury. J Trauma Stress. 2010 Dec; 23(6):807-10.
  3. Logan DE, Catanese SP, Coakley RM, Scharff L. Chronic pain in the classroom: teachers' attributions about the causes of chronic pain. J Sch Health. 2007 May; 77(5):248-56.
  4. Holmbeck GN, Greenley RN, Coakley RM, Greco J, Hagstrom J. Family functioning in children and adolescents with spina bifida: an evidence-based review of research and interventions. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2006 Jun; 27(3):249-77.
  5. Logan DE, Coakley RM, Scharff L. Teachers' perceptions of and responses to adolescents with chronic pain syndromes. J Pediatr Psychol. 2007 Mar; 32(2):139-49.
  6. Greenley RN, Coakley RM, Holmbeck GN, Jandasek B, Wills K. Condition-related knowledge among children with spina bifida: longitudinal changes and predictors. J Pediatr Psychol. 2006 Sep; 31(8):828-39.
  7. Coakley RM, Holmbeck GN, Bryant FB. Constructing a prospective model of psychosocial adaptation in young adolescents with spina bifida: an application of optimal data analysis. J Pediatr Psychol. 2006 Nov-Dec; 31(10):1084-99.
  8. Rose BM, Holmbeck GN, Coakley RM, Franks EA. Mediator and moderator effects in developmental and behavioral pediatric research. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2004 Feb; 25(1):58-67.
  9. Coakley RM, Holmbeck GN, Friedman D, Greenley RN, Thill AW. A longitudinal study of pubertal timing, parent-child conflict, and cohesion in families of young adolescents with spina bifida. J Pediatr Psychol. 2002 Jul-Aug; 27(5):461-73.
  10. Holmbeck GN, Coakley RM, Hommeyer JS, Shapera WE, Westhoven VC. Observed and perceived dyadic and systemic functioning in families of preadolescents with spina bifida. J Pediatr Psychol. 2002 Mar; 27(2):177-89.
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  12. Holmbeck GN, Li ST, Schurman JV, Friedman D, Coakley RM. Collecting and managing multisource and multimethod data in studies of pediatric populations. J Pediatr Psychol. 2002 Jan-Feb; 27(1):5-18.
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