Edin  Randall, PhD

Staff Psychologist

    Medical Services

    Specialties

    • Psychology
    • Pain Management Treatment
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    Departments

    • Anesthesiology Perioperative and Pain Medicine
    • Psychiatry

    Programs

    • Pain Treatment Services
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    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.

    Experience and Education

    Education

    Graduate School

    Loyola University Chicago , 2012

    Chicago, IL

    Residency

    Rush University Medical Center , 2012

    Chicago , IL

    Fellowship

    Boston Children's Hospital, 2013

    Boston, MA

    Professional History

    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.

     

    Publications

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    1. 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. 2016 Oct 15.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
    7. 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.
    8. 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.
    9. 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.
    10. 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.
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    12. 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.
    13. 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.
    14. 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.
    15. 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.
    16. 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.
    17. 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.
    18. 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.
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