Graduate Degree

  • Loyola University Chicago , 2012 , Chicago , IL


  • Rush University Medical Center , 2012 , Chicago , IL


  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2013 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

As a pediatric psychologist specializing in chronic pain, I have gained a deep appreciation for a holistic and integrated approach to care. I rely on developing strong therapeutic relationships so that patients and families feel comfortable letting me join them as they navigate the daunting journey from disability to health and wellness. My aim is to provide patients with the tools to ultimately help themselves so that they take back control and enjoy a sense of self-efficacy. I feel privileged to be able to work with such a skilled and passionate multidisciplinary team at BCH’s Mayo Family Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Center – I enjoy smiles inside and out when I hear parents share with the team that “I have my child back!” and when I witness my patients getting back to what they love.


After receiving a BA in psychology at Williams College and gaining several years of clinical and research experience, I knew that a career in psychology, working as a scientist and practitioner with children and adolescents, was my ultimate goal.  Excited to pursue my passion, I earned a doctorate in clinical psychology at Loyola University Chicago, with a subspecialty in children and families.  Next, I completed my pre-doctoral residency in pediatric psychology at Rush University Medical Center (RUMC). At RUMC, I developed a strong interest in working at the intersection of psychology and medicine. Aiming to specialize in pediatric (health) psychology, I then completed a post-doctoral psychology fellowship with the Psychiatry Consultation Service (PCS) at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH). It was during my fellowship with the PCS that I became interested, more specifically, in understanding and treating pediatric chronic pain. I feel fortunate to now have the opportunity to work as a clinician and researcher on the multidisciplinary team at BCH’s Mayo Family Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Center.



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  1. Randall ET, Smith KR, Conroy C, Smith AM, Sethna N, Logan DE. Back to Living: Long-term Functional Status of Pediatric Patients Who Completed Intensive Interdisciplinary Pain Treatment. Clin J Pain. 2018 Oct; 34(10):890-899. View abstract
  2. Randall ET, Gray LS, Fletcher AA. Topical Review: Perfectionism and Pediatric Chronic Pain: Theoretical Underpinnings, Assessment, and Treatment. J Pediatr Psychol. 2018 Apr 01; 43(3):326-330. View abstract
  3. Randall ET, Smith KR, Kronman CA, Conroy C, Smith AM, Simons LE. Feeling the Pressure to Be Perfect: Effect on Pain-Related Distress and Dysfunction in Youth With Chronic Pain. J Pain. 2018 Apr; 19(4):418-429. View abstract
  4. Simons LE, Sieberg CB, Conroy C, Randall ET, Shulman J, Borsook D, Berde C, Sethna NF, Logan DE. Children With Chronic Pain: Response Trajectories After Intensive Pain Rehabilitation Treatment. J Pain. 2018 Feb; 19(2):207-218. View abstract
  5. Law EF, Fales JL, Beals-Erickson SE, Failo A, Logan D, Randall E, Weiss K, Durkin L, Palermo TM. A Single-Arm Feasibility Trial of Problem-Solving Skills Training for Parents of Children with Idiopathic Chronic Pain Conditions Receiving Intensive Pain Rehabilitation. J Pediatr Psychol. 2017 05 01; 42(4):422-433. View abstract
  6. Randall, E, Travers, L, Shapiro, J, Bohnert, A. Reasons for the after-school pressure cooker in affluent communities: It's not how much time, but why. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 2016; 25(5):1559-1569. View abstract
  7. Ibeziako P, Choi C, Randall E, Bujoreanu S. Bullying Victimization in Medically Hospitalized Patients With Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders: Prevalence and Associated Factors. Hosp Pediatr. 2016 May; 6(5):290-6. View abstract
  8. Smith AM, Sieberg CB, Odell S, Randall E, Simons LE. Living Life With My Child's Pain: The Parent Pain Acceptance Questionnaire (PPAQ). Clin J Pain. 2015 Jul; 31(7):633-41. View abstract
  9. Travers LV, Randall ET, Bryant FB, Conley CS, Bohnert AM. The cost of perfection with apparent ease: Theoretical foundations and development of the Effortless Perfectionism Scale. Psychol Assess. 2015 Dec; 27(4):1147-59. View abstract
  10. Randall ET, Bohnert AM, Travers LV. Understanding affluent adolescent adjustment: The interplay of parental perfectionism, perceived parental pressure, and organized activity involvement. J Adolesc. 2015 Jun; 41:56-66. View abstract
  11. Bujoreanu S, Randall E, Thomson K, Ibeziako P. Characteristics of medically hospitalized pediatric patients with somatoform diagnoses. Hosp Pediatr. 2014 Sep; 4(5):283-90. View abstract
  12. Thomson K, Randall E, Ibeziako P, Bujoreanu IS. Somatoform disorders and trauma in medically-admitted children, adolescents, and young adults: prevalence rates and psychosocial characteristics. Psychosomatics. 2014 Nov-Dec; 55(6):630-9. View abstract
  13. Bohnert A, Burdette K, Dugas L, Travers L, Randall E, Richards M, Luke A. Multimethod analyses of discretionary time use and health behaviors among urban low-income African-American adolescents: a pilot study. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2013 Oct; 34(8):589-98. View abstract
  14. Travers LV, Bohnert AM, Randall ET. Brief report: adolescent adjustment in affluent communities: the role of motivational climate and goal orientation. J Adolesc. 2013 Apr; 36(2):423-8. View abstract
  15. Randall ET, Bohnert AM. Understanding threshold effects of organized activity involvement in adolescents: sex and family income as moderators. J Adolesc. 2012 Feb; 35(1):107-18. View abstract
  16. Bohnert AM, Randall ET, Tharp S, Germann J. The development and evaluation of a portion plate for youth: a pilot study. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2011 Jul-Aug; 43(4):268-73. View abstract
  17. Randall ET, Bohnert AM. Organized activity involvement, depressive symptoms, and social adjustment in adolescents: ethnicity and socioeconomic status as moderators. J Youth Adolesc. 2009 Oct; 38(9):1187-98. View abstract
  18. Bohnert AM, Richards M, Kohl K, Randall E. Relationships between discretionary time activities, emotional experiences, delinquency and depressive symptoms among urban African American adolescents. J Youth Adolesc. 2009 Apr; 38(4):587-601. View abstract
  19. Moore CM, Biederman J, Wozniak J, Mick E, Aleardi M, Wardrop M, Dougherty M, Harpold T, Hammerness P, Randall E, Lyoo IK, Renshaw PF. Mania, glutamate/glutamine and risperidone in pediatric bipolar disorder: a proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy study of the anterior cingulate cortex. J Affect Disord. 2007 Apr; 99(1-3):19-25. View abstract
  20. Surman CB, Randall ET, Biederman J. Association between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and bulimia nervosa: analysis of 4 case-control studies. J Clin Psychiatry. 2006 Mar; 67(3):351-4. View abstract
  21. Moore CM, Biederman J, Wozniak J, Mick E, Aleardi M, Wardrop M, Dougherty M, Harpold T, Hammerness P, Randall E, Renshaw PF. Differences in brain chemistry in children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder with and without comorbid bipolar disorder: a proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy study. Am J Psychiatry. 2006 Feb; 163(2):316-8. View abstract