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. The Critical Role of Parents in Pediatric Cancer-Related Pain Management: a Review and Call to Action. Curr Oncol Rep. 2020 03 14; 22(4):37. View abstract
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. The Comfort Ability Pain Management Workshop: A Preliminary, Nonrandomized Investigation of a Brief, Cognitive, Biobehavioral, and Parent Training Intervention for Pediatric Chronic Pain. J Pediatr Psychol. 2018 04 01; 43(3):252-265. View abstract
  5. The role of emotion regulation in chronic pain: A systematic literature review. J Psychosom Res. 2018 04; 107:38-45. View abstract
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Chronic pain in the classroom: teachers' attributions about the causes of chronic pain. J Sch Health. 2007 May; 77(5):248-56. View abstract
  9. 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
  10. Teachers' perceptions of and responses to adolescents with chronic pain syndromes. J Pediatr Psychol. 2007 Mar; 32(2):139-49. View abstract
  11. Condition-related knowledge among children with spina bifida: longitudinal changes and predictors. J Pediatr Psychol. 2006 Sep; 31(8):828-39. View abstract
  12. 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
  13. Mediator and moderator effects in developmental and behavioral pediatric research. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2004 Feb; 25(1):58-67. View abstract
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Collecting and managing multisource and multimethod data in studies of pediatric populations. J Pediatr Psychol. 2002 Jan-Feb; 27(1):5-18. View abstract