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Christine Sieberg, PhD, EdM, MA

Christine Sieberg, PhD
Lab:
Biobehavioral Pediatric Pain Lab
Department:
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Research
Division
Pain Medicine ResearchPerioperative Anesthesia Research
Hospital Title:
Attending Psychologist, Department of Anesthesia
Academic Title:
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School
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Dr. Sieberg’s research in the area of pediatric pain has included measure development, treatment outcome, and the exploration of biopsychosocial factors contributing to persistent and chronic pain. A major focus of her research is to identify children who demonstrate amplified Central Nervous System processing of pain-related information, and who are at elevated risk for adverse pain-related outcomes and reduced benefits of pain-reducing treatments, as well as the exploration of gene-environment interactions. Dr. Sieberg's research encompasses both pre-clinical and clinical models and has been funded by the Office of Faculty Development at Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard University, the Noonan Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. She collaborates with colleagues in the Departments of Orthopedics, Adolescent Medicine, and the F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center at Boston Children's Hospital as well as at the Boston Center for Endometriosis, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Stanford University School of Medicine, and the University of Michigan.

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  1. Sieberg CB, Klajn J, Wong C, Bowen G, Simons LE, Millis MB. Predictors and trajectories of chronic postoperative pain following hip preservation surgery. J Hip Preserv Surg. 2017 Jan; 4(1):45-53.
  2. 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.
  3. Agoston AM, Sieberg CB. Nonpharmacologic Treatment of Pain. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2016 Aug; 23(3):220-223.
  4. Nicol AL, Sieberg CB, Clauw DJ, Hassett AL, Moser SE, Brummett CM. The Association Between a History of Lifetime Traumatic Events and Pain Severity, Physical Function, and Affective Distress in Patients With Chronic Pain. J Pain. 2016 Dec; 17(12):1334-1348.
  5. Sieberg CB, Manganella J, Manalo G, Simons LE, Hresko MT. Predicting Postsurgical Satisfaction in Adolescents With Idiopathic Scoliosis: The Role of Presurgical Functioning and Expectations. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Jul 02.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Simons LE, Sieberg CB. Parents--to help or hinder pain memories in children. Pain. 2015 May; 156(5):761-2.
  9. Sieberg CB, Manganella J. Family Beliefs and Interventions in Pediatric Pain Management. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2015 Jul; 24(3):631-45.
  10. 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.
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  12. Sieberg CB, Simons LE, Edelstein MR, DeAngelis MR, Pielech M, Sethna N, Hresko MT. Pain prevalence and trajectories following pediatric spinal fusion surgery. J Pain. 2013 Dec; 14(12):1694-702.
  13. Pielech M, Sieberg CB, Simons LE. Connecting parents of children with chronic pain through art therapy. Clin Pract Pediatr Psychol. 2013 Sep 01; 1(3):214-226.
  14. Simons LE, Sieberg CB, Coakley RM. Patients with pain are not all the same: considering fear of pain and other individual factors in treatment. Pain Manag. 2013 Mar; 3(2):87-9.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Simons LE, Sieberg CB, Claar RL. Anxiety and impairment in a large sample of children and adolescents with chronic pain. Pain Res Manag. 2012 Mar-Apr; 17(2):93-7.
  19. Sieberg CB, Huguet A, von Baeyer CL, Seshia S. Psychological interventions for headache in children and adolescents. Can J Neurol Sci. 2012 Jan; 39(1):26-34.
  20. Simons LE, Sieberg CB, Kaczynski KJ. Measuring parent beliefs about child acceptance of pain: a preliminary validation of the Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire, parent report. Pain. 2011 Oct; 152(10):2294-300.
  21. Sieberg CB, Williams S, Simons LE. Do parent protective responses mediate the relation between parent distress and child functional disability among children with chronic pain? J Pediatr Psychol. 2011 Oct; 36(9):1043-51.
  22. Sieberg CB, Flannery-Schroeder E, Plante W. Children with co-morbid recurrent abdominal pain and anxiety disorders: results from a multiple-baseline intervention study. J Child Health Care. 2011 Jun; 15(2):126-39.
  23. 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.
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