Allison  Smith, PhD

Staff Psychologist

Instructor, Harvard Medical School

    Contact: 781-216-1650
  • Fax: 781-216-1652

Medical Services


  • Psychology
  • Pain Management Treatment


  • Psychiatry
  • Anesthesiology Perioperative and Pain Medicine


  • Pain Treatment Services
To schedule an appointment: Call 781-216-1650

Experience and Education


Graduate School

The University of Rhode Island, 2013

Kingston, RI


The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2013

Philadelphia, PA


Boston Children's Hospital, 2014

Boston, MA

Professional History

My early academic and clinical experiences and academic path seemed to lead me to pediatric psychology organically. I began my formal education and psychology at the University of Scranton, where psychology's blend of science and practice appealed to both my intellectual curiosity and my desire to facilitate health and well-being in the lives of young people. I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Rhode Island, with a focus in child, family, and development psychology. During my graduate education, I pursued clinical training experiences in childhood anxiety and in pediatric health psychology at Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, RI, followed by my pre-doctoral residency in Pediatric Psychology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. I completed my post-doctoral fellowship training at Boston Children's Hospital. These experiences prepared me well for my current position as a staff psychologist at the Mayo Family Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Center (PPRC), an interdisciplinary day hospital treatment program for young people with chronic pain.


Publications powered by Harvard Catalyst Profiles
  1. 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. 2017 Dec 14.
  2. 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.
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