Research Overview

Dr. Logan's research focuses on psychological aspects of pediatric chronic pain. One line of her research emphasizes the roles of school and family systems in the child’s pain experience, while a second area of research focuses on treatment outcomes in pediatric chronic pain.

About the Researcher

Deirdre Logan, Ph.D., is a pediatric psychologist in the Department of Anesthesia at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) and associate professor of psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Logan received her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan and completed postdoctoral training in pediatric psychology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She serves as Director of Psychology Services for the Division of Pain Medicine at BCH and provides evaluation and treatment for children with complex chronic pain conditions, primarily in the outpatient setting. She is also very active in research and teaching. Dr. Logan is the Editor of Pediatric Pain Letter and a member of the council of the Special Interest Group for childhood pain of the International Association for the Study of Pain.

MEDICAL SERVICES

Languages

  • English

Researcher Services

Researcher Areas

  • Anesthesiology
  • Perioperative outcomes and Perioperative pain management
  • Pediatric Pain

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Nelson S, Conroy C, Logan D. The biopsychosocial model of pain in the context of pediatric burn injuries. Eur J Pain. 2018 Oct 05. View abstract
  2. 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
  3. Nelson S, Simons LE, Logan D. The Incidence of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Their Association With Pain-related and Psychosocial Impairment in Youth With Chronic Pain. Clin J Pain. 2018 May; 34(5):402-408. View abstract
  4. Basch MC, Chow ET, Logan DE, Borsook D, Schechter NL, Simons LE. Cumulative effects of multiple pain sites in youth with chronic pain. Eur J Pain. 2018 07; 22(6):1134-1141. View abstract
  5. 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
  6. Logan DE, Gray LS, Iversen CN, Kim S. School Self-Concept in Adolescents With Chronic Pain. J Pediatr Psychol. 2017 Sep 01; 42(8):892-901. View abstract
  7. Barber Garcia BN, Gray LS, Simons LE, Logan DE. Development of the Parent Responses to School Functioning Questionnaire. J Pain. 2017 Oct; 18(10):1277-1286. View abstract
  8. Donado C, Lobo K, Velarde-Álvarez MF, Kim J, Kenney A, Logan D, Berde CB. Continuous Regional Anesthesia and Inpatient Rehabilitation for Pediatric Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2017 Jul/Aug; 42(4):527-534. View abstract
  9. El-Behadli AF, Gansert P, Logan DE. Racial Differences in Parental Responses to Children's Chronic Pain. Clin J Pain. 2017 06; 33(6):503-508. View abstract
  10. 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
  11. Sieberg CB, Smith A, White M, Manganella J, Sethna N, Logan DE. Changes in Maternal and Paternal Pain-Related Attitudes, Behaviors, and Perceptions across Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Treatment: A Multilevel Modeling Approach. J Pediatr Psychol. 2017 01 01; 42(1):52-64. View abstract
  12. Agoston AM, Gray LS, Logan DE. Pain in School: Patterns of Pain-Related School Impairment among Adolescents with Primary Pain Conditions, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Pain, and Pain-Free Peers. Children (Basel). 2016 Nov 30; 3(4). View abstract
  13. Sieberg CB, Smith A, White M, Manganella J, Sethna N, Logan DE. Changes in Maternal and Paternal Pain-Related Attitudes, Behaviors, and Perceptions across Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Treatment: A Multilevel Modeling Approach. J Pediatr Psychol. 2016 Jun 20. View abstract
  14. Law E, Fales J, Beals-Erikson S, Logan D, Weiss K, Randall E, McTate E, Gray L, Palermo T. (496) Problem-solving therapy for parents of children receiving intensive pain rehabilitation. J Pain. 2016 Apr; 17(4S):S98-S99. View abstract
  15. Basch MC, Chow ET, Logan DE, Schechter NL, Simons LE. Perspectives on the clinical significance of functional pain syndromes in children. J Pain Res. 2015; 8:675-86. View abstract
  16. Simons LE, Smith A, Ibagon C, Coakley R, Logan DE, Schechter N, Borsook D, Hill JC. Pediatric Pain Screening Tool: rapid identification of risk in youth with pain complaints. Pain. 2015 Aug; 156(8):1511-8. View abstract
  17. Palermo TM, Law EF, Zhou C, Holley AL, Logan D, Tai G. Trajectories of change during a randomized controlled trial of internet-delivered psychological treatment for adolescent chronic pain: how does change in pain and function relate? Pain. 2015 Apr; 156(4):626-34. View abstract
  18. Cornelissen L, Donado C, Kim J, Chiel L, Zurakowski D, Logan DE, Meier P, Sethna NF, Blankenburg M, Zernikow B, Sundel RP, Berde CB. Pain hypersensitivity in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a quantitative sensory testing study. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2014; 12:39. View abstract
  19. Vinson R, Yeh G, Davis RB, Logan D. Correlates of complementary and alternative medicine use in a pediatric tertiary pain center. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Sep-Oct; 14(5):491-6. View abstract
  20. Pielech M, Ryan M, Logan D, Kaczynski K, White MT, Simons LE. Pain catastrophizing in children with chronic pain and their parents: proposed clinical reference points and reexamination of the Pain Catastrophizing Scale measure. Pain. 2014 Nov; 155(11):2360-7. View abstract
  21. Logan DE, Sieberg CB, Conroy C, Smith K, Odell S, Sethna N. Changes in sleep habits in adolescents during intensive interdisciplinary pediatric pain rehabilitation. J Youth Adolesc. 2015 Feb; 44(2):543-55. View abstract
  22. Solodiuk JC, Brighton H, McHale J, LoChiatto J, Logan DE, Sager S, Zurakowski D, Berde CB. Documented electronic medical record-based pain intensity scores at a tertiary pediatric medical center: a cohort analysis. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Nov; 48(5):924-33. View abstract
  23. Vervoort T, Logan DE, Goubert L, De Clercq B, Hublet A. Severity of pediatric pain in relation to school-related functioning and teacher support: an epidemiological study among school-aged children and adolescents. Pain. 2014 Jun; 155(6):1118-27. View abstract
  24. Carpino E, Segal S, Logan D, Lebel A, Simons LE. The interplay of pain-related self-efficacy and fear on functional outcomes among youth with headache. J Pain. 2014 May; 15(5):527-34. View abstract
  25. Odell S, Logan DE. Pediatric pain management: the multidisciplinary approach. J Pain Res. 2013 Nov 11; 6:785-90. View abstract
  26. Logan DE, Claar RL, Guite JW, Kashikar-Zuck S, Lynch-Jordan A, Palermo TM, Wilson AC, Zhou C. Factor structure of the children's depression inventory in a multisite sample of children and adolescents with chronic pain. J Pain. 2013 Jul; 14(7):689-98. View abstract
  27. Logan DE, Williams SE, Carullo VP, Claar RL, Bruehl S, Berde CB. Children and adolescents with complex regional pain syndrome: more psychologically distressed than other children in pain? Pain Res Manag. 2013 Mar-Apr; 18(2):87-93. View abstract
  28. Gaughan V, Logan D, Sethna N, Mott S. Parents' perspective of their journey caring for a child with chronic neuropathic pain. Pain Manag Nurs. 2014 Mar; 15(1):246-57. View abstract
  29. 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. A day-hospital approach to treatment of pediatric complex regional pain syndrome: initial functional outcomes. Clin J Pain. 2012 Nov-Dec; 28(9):766-74. View abstract
  30. Logan DE, Engle LB, Feinstein AB, Sieberg CB, Sparling P, Cohen LL, Conroy C, Driesman D, Masuda A. Ecological system influences in the treatment of pediatric chronic pain. Pain Res Manag. 2012 Nov-Dec; 17(6):407-11. View abstract
  31. Guite JW, Logan DE, Ely EA, Weisman SJ. The ripple effect: systems-level interventions to ameliorate pediatric pain. Pain Manag. 2012 Nov; 2(6):593-601. View abstract
  32. Simons LE, Sieberg CB, Pielech M, Conroy C, Logan DE. What does it take? Comparing intensive rehabilitation to outpatient treatment for children with significant pain-related disability. J Pediatr Psychol. 2013 Mar; 38(2):213-23. View abstract
  33. Simons LE, Kaczynski KJ, Conroy C, Logan DE. Fear of pain in the context of intensive pain rehabilitation among children and adolescents with neuropathic pain: associations with treatment response. J Pain. 2012 Dec; 13(12):1151-61. View abstract
  34. Logan DE, Conroy C, Sieberg CB, Simons LE. Changes in willingness to self-manage pain among children and adolescents and their parents enrolled in an intensive interdisciplinary pediatric pain treatment program. Pain. 2012 Sep; 153(9):1863-70. View abstract
  35. Logan DE, Simons LE, Carpino EA. Too sick for school? Parent influences on school functioning among children with chronic pain. Pain. 2012 Feb; 153(2):437-43. View abstract
  36. Guite JW, Logan DE, Simons LE, Blood EA, Kerns RD. Readiness to change in pediatric chronic pain: initial validation of adolescent and parent versions of the Pain Stages of Change Questionnaire. Pain. 2011 Oct; 152(10):2301-11. View abstract
  37. Kashikar-Zuck S, Flowers SR, Claar RL, Guite JW, Logan DE, Lynch-Jordan AM, Palermo TM, Wilson AC. Clinical utility and validity of the Functional Disability Inventory among a multicenter sample of youth with chronic pain. Pain. 2011 Jul; 152(7):1600-7. View abstract
  38. Simons LE, Sieberg CB, Carpino E, Logan D, Berde C. The Fear of Pain Questionnaire (FOPQ): assessment of pain-related fear among children and adolescents with chronic pain. J Pain. 2011 Jun; 12(6):677-86. View abstract
  39. Claar RL, Guite JW, Kaczynski KJ, Logan DE. Factor structure of the Adult Responses to Children's Symptoms: validation in children and adolescents with diverse chronic pain conditions. Clin J Pain. 2010 Jun; 26(5):410-7. View abstract
  40. Simons LE, Logan DE, Chastain L, Cerullo M. Engagement in multidisciplinary interventions for pediatric chronic pain: parental expectations, barriers, and child outcomes. Clin J Pain. 2010 May; 26(4):291-9. View abstract
  41. 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. J Pediatr Psychol. 2010 Sep; 35(8):823-36. View abstract
  42. Simons LE, Logan DE, Chastain L, Stein M. The relation of social functioning to school impairment among adolescents with chronic pain. Clin J Pain. 2010 Jan; 26(1):16-22. View abstract
  43. Guite JW, Logan DE, McCue R, Sherry DD, Rose JB. Parental beliefs and worries regarding adolescent chronic pain. Clin J Pain. 2009 Mar-Apr; 25(3):223-32. View abstract
  44. Logan DE, Simons LE, Kaczynski KJ. School functioning in adolescents with chronic pain: the role of depressive symptoms in school impairment. J Pediatr Psychol. 2009 Sep; 34(8):882-92. View abstract
  45. Kaczynski KJ, Claar RL, Logan DE. Testing gender as a moderator of associations between psychosocial variables and functional disability in children and adolescents with chronic pain. J Pediatr Psychol. 2009 Aug; 34(7):738-48. View abstract
  46. Claar RL, Baber KF, Simons LE, Logan DE, Walker LS. Pain coping profiles in adolescents with chronic pain. Pain. 2008 Nov 30; 140(2):368-75. View abstract
  47. Logan DE, Simons LE, Stein MJ, Chastain L. School impairment in adolescents with chronic pain. J Pain. 2008 May; 9(5):407-16. View abstract
  48. Claar RL, Simons LE, Logan DE. Parental response to children's pain: the moderating impact of children's emotional distress on symptoms and disability. Pain. 2008 Aug 15; 138(1):172-9. View abstract
  49. Logan DE, Claar RL, Scharff L. Social desirability response bias and self-report of psychological distress in pediatric chronic pain patients. Pain. 2008 Jun; 136(3):366-72. View abstract
  50. 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. View abstract
  51. Guite JW, Logan DE, Sherry DD, Rose JB. Adolescent self-perception: associations with chronic musculoskeletal pain and functional disability. J Pain. 2007 May; 8(5):379-86. View abstract
  52. Farley LM, DeMaso DR, D'Angelo E, Kinnamon C, Bastardi H, Hill CE, Blume ED, Logan DE. Parenting stress and parental post-traumatic stress disorder in families after pediatric heart transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2007 Feb; 26(2):120-6. View abstract
  53. Logan DE, Guite JW, Sherry DD, Rose JB. Adolescent-parent relationships in the context of adolescent chronic pain conditions. Clin J Pain. 2006 Jul-Aug; 22(6):576-83. View abstract
  54. 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. View abstract
  55. Logan DE, Curran JA. Adolescent chronic pain problems in the school setting: exploring the experiences and beliefs of selected school personnel through focus group methodology. J Adolesc Health. 2005 Oct; 37(4):281-8. View abstract
  56. Logan DE, Scharff L. Relationships between family and parent characteristics and functional abilities in children with recurrent pain syndromes: an investigation of moderating effects on the pathway from pain to disability. J Pediatr Psychol. 2005 Dec; 30(8):698-707. View abstract
  57. Logan DE, Rose JB. Is postoperative pain a self-fulfilling prophecy? Expectancy effects on postoperative pain and patient-controlled analgesia use among adolescent surgical patients. J Pediatr Psychol. 2005 Mar; 30(2):187-96. View abstract
  58. Meltzer LJ, Logan DE, Mindell JA. Sleep patterns in female adolescents with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Behav Sleep Med. 2005; 3(4):193-208. View abstract
  59. Logan DE, Rose JB. Gender differences in post-operative pain and patient controlled analgesia use among adolescent surgical patients. Pain. 2004 Jun; 109(3):481-7. View abstract
  60. Logan D, Zelikovsky N, Labay L, Spergel J. The Illness Management Survey: identifying adolescents' perceptions of barriers to adherence. J Pediatr Psychol. 2003 Sep; 28(6):383-92. View abstract
  61. Logan DE, Radcliffe J, Smith-Whitley K. Parent factors and adolescent sickle cell disease: associations with patterns of health service use. J Pediatr Psychol. 2002 Jul-Aug; 27(5):475-84. View abstract
  62. Logan DE, King CA. Parental identification of depression and mental health service use among depressed adolescents. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2002 Mar; 41(3):296-304. View abstract
  63. Knox M, King C, Hanna GL, Logan D, Ghaziuddin N. Aggressive behavior in clinically depressed adolescents. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2000 May; 39(5):611-8. View abstract