Undergraduate Degree

  • University of Pennsylvania , 1995 , Philadelphia , PA

Graduate Degree

Clinical Psychology
  • Loyola University , 2001 , Chicago , IL

Graduate Degree

PhD, Clinical Psychology
  • Loyola University , 2004 , Chicago , IL


  • Rush University Medical Center , 2003 , Chicago , IL


  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2004 , Boston , MA


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  1. Donado C, Turrisi T, Wihak T, Coakley RB. Differences Between Mothers' and Fathers' Perception of Their Adolescents' Pain Before and After Parent Training Through The Comfort Ability Pain Management Program. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2019 12; 40(9):716-724. View abstract
  2. Nelson S, Coakley R. The Pivotal Role of Pediatric Psychology in Chronic Pain: Opportunities for Informing and Promoting New Research and Intervention in a Shifting Healthcare Landscape. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2018 Sep 11; 22(11):76. View abstract
  3. Koechlin H, Coakley R, Schechter N, Werner C, Kossowsky J. The role of emotion regulation in chronic pain: A systematic literature review. J Psychosom Res. 2018 04; 107:38-45. View abstract
  4. Coakley R, Wihak T. Evidence-Based Psychological Interventions for the Management of Pediatric Chronic Pain: New Directions in Research and Clinical Practice. Children (Basel). 2017 Feb 04; 4(2). View abstract
  5. Coakley RM, Forbes PW, Kelley SD, Lebovidge J, Beasley P, Demaso DR, Waber DP. Family functioning and posttraumatic stress symptoms in youth and their parents after unintentional pediatric injury. J Trauma Stress. 2010 Dec; 23(6):807-10. View abstract
  6. 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
  7. Holmbeck GN, Greenley RN, Coakley RM, Greco J, Hagstrom J. Family functioning in children and adolescents with spina bifida: an evidence-based review of research and interventions. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2006 Jun; 27(3):249-77. View abstract
  8. 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
  9. Greenley RN, Coakley RM, Holmbeck GN, Jandasek B, Wills K. Condition-related knowledge among children with spina bifida: longitudinal changes and predictors. J Pediatr Psychol. 2006 Sep; 31(8):828-39. View abstract
  10. Coakley RM, Holmbeck GN, Bryant FB. Constructing a prospective model of psychosocial adaptation in young adolescents with spina bifida: an application of optimal data analysis. J Pediatr Psychol. 2006 Nov-Dec; 31(10):1084-99. View abstract
  11. Rose BM, Holmbeck GN, Coakley RM, Franks EA. Mediator and moderator effects in developmental and behavioral pediatric research. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2004 Feb; 25(1):58-67. View abstract
  12. Coakley RM, Holmbeck GN, Friedman D, Greenley RN, Thill AW. A longitudinal study of pubertal timing, parent-child conflict, and cohesion in families of young adolescents with spina bifida. J Pediatr Psychol. 2002 Jul-Aug; 27(5):461-73. View abstract
  13. Holmbeck GN, Coakley RM, Hommeyer JS, Shapera WE, Westhoven VC. Observed and perceived dyadic and systemic functioning in families of preadolescents with spina bifida. J Pediatr Psychol. 2002 Mar; 27(2):177-89. View abstract
  14. Holmbeck GN, Li ST, Schurman JV, Friedman D, Coakley RM. Collecting and managing multisource and multimethod data in studies of pediatric populations. J Pediatr Psychol. 2002 Jan-Feb; 27(1):5-18. View abstract