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Sieberg CB, Smith A, White M, Manganella J, Sethna N, Logan DE (in press). Changes in Maternal and Paternal Pain-Related Attitudes, Behaviors, and Perceptions across Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Treatment: A Multilevel Modeling Approach. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

Sieberg CB, Manganella J, Manalo G, Simons LE, Hresko MT. (in press). Predicting post-surgical satisfaction in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis: The role of pre-surgical functioning and expectations. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics.


Chow ET, Otis JD, Simons LE (2016). The Longitudinal Impact of Parent Distress and Behavior on Functional Outcomes Among Youth with Chronic Pain. Journal of Pain.

Simons LE, Erpelding N, Hernandez JM, Serrano P, Zhang K, Lebel AA, Sethna NF, Berde CB, Prabhu SP, Becerra L, Borsook D (2016). Fear and Reward Circuit Alterations in Pediatric CRPS. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

Simons LE (2016). Fear of pain in children and adolescents with neuropathic pain and CRPS. PAIN.

Simons LE & Basch MC (2016). State of the art biobehavioral approaches to manage chronic pain in childhood. Pain Management.

Sieberg CB & Manganella J (2016). Parent Factors and Pediatric Pain: Clinical Implications and Evidence Based Interventions. Child Psychiatric Clinics of North America.


Basch MC, Chow ET, Logan DE, Schechter NL, Simons LE (2015). Perspectives on the clinical significance of functional pain syndromes. Journal of Pain Research.

Simons LE & Sieberg CB (2015). Parents - To Help or Hinder Pain Memories in Children. PAIN.

Logan DE, Sieberg CB, Conroy C, Smith K, Odell S, Sethna N (2015). Changes in Sleep Habits in Adolescents During Intensive Interdisciplinary Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation.Journal of Youth and Adolescence.

Eaton CK, Lee JL, Simons LE, Devine KA, Mee LL, Blount RL (2015). Clinical Cutoffs for Adherence Barriers in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients: How Many Is Too Many? Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

Hechler T, Kanstrum M, Lewandowski Holley A, Simons LE, Wicksell R, Hirshfeld G, Zernikow B (2015). Systematic review on intensive interdisciplinary pain treatment for children with chronic pain. Pediatrics.

Cousins LA, Kalapurakkel S, Cohen LL, Simons LE (2015). Resilience Resources and Mechanisms in Pediatric Chronic Pain. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

Simons LE, Smith AM, Ibagon C, Coakley RM, Logan DE, Schechter N, Borsook D (2015). Pediatric Pain Screening Tool (PPST): Rapid identification of risk in youth with pain complaints. PAIN.

Loiselle KA, Gutierrez-Colina AM, Eaton CK, Simons LE, Devine KA, Mee LL, Blount RL (2015). Longitudinal Stability of Medication Adherence among Adolescent Solid Organ Transplant Recipients. Pediatric Transplantation.

Wu Y, Hung M, Franklin J, Samhouri M, Simons LE, Amylon M (2015). Validation of a measure of children's perceptions for their oncology camp experience: a national study. Psycho-Oncology.

Simons LE, Smith AM, Kaczynski KJ, Basch M (2015). Living in Fear of Your Child's Pain: The Parent Fear of Pain Questionnaire. PAIN.


Erpelding N, Simons LE, Lebel A, Serrano P, Pielech M, Becerra L, Borsook D (2014). Rapid Treatment-Induced Brain Changes in Pediatric CRPS. Brain Structure and Function.

Becerra L, Sava S, Simons LE, Drosos AM, Sethna N, Berde C, Lebel A, Borsook D (2014). Intrinsic brain networks normalize with treatment in pediatric complex regional pain syndrome. Neuroimage: Clinical.

Kalapurakkel S, Carpino E, LeBel A, Simons LE (2014). Examining pain self-efficacy and acceptance as resilience processes among youth with chronic headache. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

Pielech M, Ryan M, Logan D, Kaczynski K, White MT, Simons LE (2014). Pain catastrophizing in children with chronic pain and their parents: Proposed clinical reference points and reexamination of the Pain Catastrophizing Scale measure. PAIN.

Smith AM, Sieberg CB, Odell S, Randall E, Simons LE (2014). Living Life with My Child's Pain: The Parent Pain Acceptance Questionnaire (PPAQ). Clinical Journal of Pain.

Simons LE, Pielech M, Erpelding N, Linnman C, Moulton E, Sava S, Lebel A, Serrano P, Sethna N, Berde C, Becerra L, Borsook D (2014). The responsive amygdala: Treatment-induced alterations in functional connectivity in pediatric complex regional pain syndrome. PAIN.

Cappucci S & Simons LE. Anxiety sensitivity and fear of pain in paediatric headache patients (2014). European Journal of Pain.

Lee JL, Eaton C, Gutiérrez-Colina AM, Devine K, Simons LE, Mee L, Blount RL (2014). Longitudinal stability of specific barriers to medication adherence. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

Simons LE, Pielech M, Capucci S, Lebel A (2014). Fear of pain in pediatric headache. Cephalalgia.

Carpino E, Segal S, Logan DE, Lebel A, Simons LE (2014). The interplay of pain-related self-efficacy and fear on functional outcomes among youth with headache. Journal of Pain.

Simons LE, Moulton EA, Linnman C, Carpino E, Becerra L, Borsook D (2014). The human amygdala and pain: Evidence from neuroimaging. Human Brain Mapping; 35: 527-38.


Simons LE, Elman I, Borsook D (2013). Psychological processing in chronic pain: A neural systems approach. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews.

Erpelding N, Sava S, Simons LE, Lebel A, Serrano P, Becerra L, Borsook D (2013). Habenula functional resting-state connectivity in pediatric CRPS. Journal of Neurophysiology.

Sieberg CS, Simons LE, Edelstein M, DeAngelis M, Sethna N, Hresko T (2013). Pain prevalence and trajectories following pediatric spinal fusion surgery. Journal of Pain; 1694-1702.

Pielech M, Sieberg CB, Simons LE (2013). Connecting parents of children with chronic pain through art therapy. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology; 1: 214-226.

Reed-Knight B, Loiselle KA, Devine KA, Simons LE, Mee LL, Blount RL (2013). Health-related quality of life and perceived need for mental health services in adolescent solid organ transplant recipients. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings; 20: 88-96.

Simons LE (2013). Growing up in the Society of Pediatric Psychology: Reflections of an early career pediatric psychologist. Journal of Pediatric Psychology; 38: 132-4.

Simons LE, Sieberg CB, Pielech M, Conroy C, Logan DE (2013). What does it take? Comparing intensive day hospital rehabilitation to outpatient multidisciplinary pain treatment for youth with significant pain-related disability. Journal of Pediatric Psychology; 213-23.

Simons LE, Sieberg CB, Coakley RM (2013). Patients with pain are not all the same: Considering fear of pain and other individual factors in treatment. Pain Medicine; 3: 87-9.


Simons LE, Kaczynski KJ, Conroy C, Logan DE (2012). Fear of pain in the context of intensive pain rehabilitation among children and adolescents with neuropathic pain: Associations with treatment response. Journal of Pain; 13: 1151-61.

Logan DE, Carpino EA, Chiang G, Condon M, Firn E, Gaughan VJ, Hogan M, Leslie DS, Olson K, Sager S, Sethna N, Simons LE, Zurakowski D, Berde CB (2012). A Day-Hospital Approach to Treatment of Pediatric Complex Regional Pain Syndromes: Initial functional outcomes. Clinical Journal of Pain; 28: 766-74.

Logan DE, Engle LB, Feinstein AB, Sieberg CB, Sparling P, Cohen LL, Conroy C, Driesman D, Masuda A (2012). Ecological system influences in the treatment of pediatric chronic pain. Pain Research and Management; 17(6): 407-11.

Simons LE, Kaczynski KJ (2012). The Fear Avoidance Model of Chronic Pain: Examination for pediatric application. Journal of Pain; 13: 827-35.

Logan DE, Conroy C, Sieberg CB, Simons LE (2012). Changes in willingness to self-manage pain among children and adolescents and their parents enrolled in an intensive interdisciplinary pediatric pain treatment program. PAIN; 153: 1863-70.

Simons LE, Sieberg CB, Claar RL (2012). Anxiety and impairment in a large sample of children and adolescents with chronic pain (2012). Pain Research and Management; 17: 93-7.

Logan DE, Simons LE, Carpino E (2012). Too sick for school? Parent influences on school functioning among children with chronic pain. PAIN; 153: 437-443.

Sieberg CB, Huguet A, von Baeyer CL, Seshia S (2012). Psychological interventions for headache in children and adolescents. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences; 39(1): 26-34.


Sieberg CB, Williams S, Simons LE (2011). Do parent protective responses mediate the relation between parent distress and child functional disability among children with chronic pain? Journal of Pediatric Psychology; 36: 1043-51.

Guite JW, Logan DE, Simons LE, Blood EA, Kerns RD (2011). Readiness to change in pediatric chronic pain: Initial validation of adolescent and parent versions of the Pain Stages of Change Questionnaire. PAIN; 152: 2301-11.

Simons LE, Sieberg CB, Kaczynski KJ (2011). Measuring parent beliefs about child acceptance of pain: A preliminary validation of the Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire, parent report. PAIN; 152: 2294-2300.

Kaczynski KJ, Simons LE, Claar RL (2011). Anxiety, coping, and disability: A test of mediation in a pediatric chronic pain sample. Journal of Pediatric Psychology; 36: 932-941.

Devine KA, Reed-Knight B, Loiselle KA, Simons LE, Mee LL, Blount RL (2011). Predictors of Long-Term Health-Related Quality of Life in Adolescent Solid Organ Transplant Recipients. Journal of Pediatric Psychology; 36: 891-901.

Sieberg CB, Flannery-Schroeder E, Plante W (2011). Children with co-morbid recurrent abdominal pain and anxiety disorders: Results from a multiple-baseline intervention study. Journal of Child Health Care; 15(2): 126-39.

Simons LE, Sieberg CB, Carpino E, Logan DE, Berde C (2011). The Fear of Pain Questionnaire (FOPQ): Assessment of pain-related fear among children and adolescents with chronic pain. Journal of Pain; 12: 677-86.

Claar RL, Simons LE (2011). Adolescents’ pain coping profiles: expectations for treatment, functional outcomes, and adherence to psychological treatment recommendations. Pain Research and Management; 16: 192-6.


Devine KA, Reed-Knight B, Simons LE, Mee LL, Blount RL (2010). Prospective comparison of parent and adolescent report of health-related quality of life in adolescent solid organ transplant recipients. Pediatric Transplantation; 14: 1000-6.

Simons LE, McCormick ML, Devine K, Blount RL (2010). Medication barriers predict adolescent transplant recipients’ adherence and clinical outcomes at 18 month follow-up. Journal of Pediatric Psychology; 35: 1038-48.

Logan DE, Simons LE. Development of a group intervention to improve school functioning in adolescents with chronic pain and depressive symptoms: a study of feasibility and preliminary efficacy. Journal of Pediatric Psychology; 35: 823-36.

Simons LE, Logan DE, Chastain L, Cerullo M (2010). Engagement in multidisciplinary interventions for pediatric chronic pain: parental expectations, barriers, and child outcomes. Clinical Journal of Pain; 26: 291-9.

Simons LE, Logan DE, Chastain L, Stein M. The relation of social functioning to school impairment among adolescents with chronic pain. Clinical Journal of Pain; 26: 16-22.


Hayutin LG, Blount RL, Lewis J, Simons LE, McCormick ML (2009). Skills-based group intervention for adolescent girls with inflammatory bowel disease. Clinical Case Studies; 8: 355-65.

Logan DE, Simons LE, Kaczynski KJ (2009). School functioning in adolescents with chronic pain: the role of depressive symptoms in school impairment. Journal of Pediatric Psychology; 34: 882-92.

Simons LE, Gilleland J, Blount RL, Amaral S, Berg A, Mee LL (2009). Multidimensional Adherence Classification System (MACS): initial development with adolescent transplant recipients. Pediatric Transplantation; 13: 590-8.

Simons LE, McCormick ML, Mee LL, Blount RL (2009). Parent and patient perspectives on barriers to medication adherence in adolescent transplant recipients. Pediatric Transplantation; 13: 338-47.


Claar RL, Baber KF, Simons LE, Logan DE, Walker LS (2008). Pain coping profiles in adolescents with chronic pain. PAIN; 140: 368-75.

Blount RL, Devine K, Cheng P, Simons LE, Hayutin L (2008). The impact of adult behaviors and vocalizations on infant distress during immunizations. Journal of Pediatric Psychology; 33: 1163-74.

Blount RL, Simons LE, Devine KA, Jaaniste T, Cohen LL, Chambers C, Hayutin LG (2008). Evidence-based assessment of coping and stress in pediatric psychology. Journal of Pediatric Psychology; 33: 1021-45.

Simons LE, Claar RL, Logan D (2008). Chronic pain in adolescence: parental responses, adolescent coping, and their impact on adolescent’s pain behaviors. Journal of Pediatric Psychology; 33: 894-904

Claar RL, Simons LE, Logan D (2008). Parental response to children’s pain: the moderating impact of children’s emotional distress on symptoms and disability. PAIN; 138: 172-9.

Logan DE, Simons LE, Stein M, Chastain L. School impairment in adolescents with chronic pain. Journal of Pain; 9: 407-16.

Simons LE, Anglin G, Warshaw B, Mahle WT, Vincent RN, Blount RL (2008). Understanding the pathway between the transplant experience and health-related quality of life outcomes in adolescents. Pediatric Transplantation; 12: 187-93.

Simons LE, Gilleland J, Hubbard McDanel A, Blount RL, Campbell R (2008). Initial development of the Pediatric Camp Outcome Measure. Children’s Health Care; 37: 158-69.


Simons LE, Blount RL, Campbell R, Hubbard A, Goodwin B, Devine K, Benoit M (2007). Decreases in anxiety associated with participation in a camp for children with cardiac defects. Cardiology of the Young; 17: 631-7.

Simons LE, Ingerski L, Janicke DJ (2007). Social support, coping, and psychological distress in mothers and fathers of pediatric transplant candidates. Pediatric Transplantation; 11: 781-7.

Storch E, Lack C, Simons LE, Murphy T, Geffken G (2007). A measure of functional impairment in youth with Tourette’s syndrome. Journal of Pediatric Psychology; 32: 950-9.

Simons LE, Blount RL (2007). Identifying barriers to medication adherence in adolescent transplant recipients. Journal of Pediatric Psychology; 32: 831-44.

Ohleyer V, Freddo M, Bagner D, Simons LE, Geffken GR, Silverstein JH, Storch EA (2007). Disease related stress in parents of children who are overweight: relations with parental anxiety and childhood psychosocial functioning. Journal of Child Healthcare; 11: 132-42.
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