ABOUT THE RESEARCHER

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.

BACKGROUND

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.

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. From One Pain to Many: The Emergence of Overlapping Pains in Children and Adolescents. Clin J Pain. 2021 06 01; 37(6):404-412. View abstract
  2. Leveraging Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality to Combat Chronic Pain in Youth: Position Paper From the Interdisciplinary Network on Virtual and Augmented Technologies for Pain Management. J Med Internet Res. 2021 04 26; 23(4):e25916. View abstract
  3. Randomized clinical trial of Fibromyalgia Integrative Training (FIT teens) for adolescents with juvenile fibromyalgia - Study design and protocol. Contemp Clin Trials. 2021 04; 103:106321. View abstract
  4. The Clinical Utility of a Brief Psychological Stress Measure (Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System) in Youth with Chronic Pain. Pain Med. 2021 02 04; 22(1):91-99. View abstract
  5. Perceptions of Pain Treatment in Pediatric Patients With Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders. Clin J Pain. 2020 07; 36(7):550-557. View abstract
  6. Under Pressure to Perform: Impact of Academic Goal Orientation, School Motivational Climate, and School Engagement on Pain and Somatic Symptoms in Adolescents. Clin J Pain. 2019 12; 35(12):967-974. View abstract
  7. The Impact of Sleep on Disability and School Functioning: Results From a Tertiary Pediatric Headache Center. J Child Neurol. 2020 03; 35(3):221-227. View abstract
  8. Pain is Associated With Increased Physical and Psychosocial Impairment in Youth With a History of Burn Injuries. J Pain. 2020 Mar - Apr; 21(3-4):355-363. View abstract
  9. Social Robots for Hospitalized Children. Pediatrics. 2019 07; 144(1). View abstract
  10. The effect of pediatric patient temperament on postoperative outcomes. Paediatr Anaesth. 2019 07; 29(7):721-729. View abstract
  11. Youth With Chronic Pain and a History of Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Context of Multidisciplinary Pain Rehabilitation. Clin J Pain. 2019 05; 35(5):420-427. View abstract
  12. Physical Therapy Outcome Measures for Assessment of Lower Extremity Chronic Pain-Related Function in Pediatrics. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2019 04; 31(2):200-207. View abstract
  13. The biopsychosocial model of pain in the context of pediatric burn injuries. Eur J Pain. 2019 03; 23(3):421-434. View abstract
  14. Back to Living: Long-term Functional Status of Pediatric Patients Who Completed Intensive Interdisciplinary Pain Treatment. Clin J Pain. 2018 10; 34(10):890-899. View abstract
  15. 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 05; 34(5):402-408. View abstract
  16. Cumulative effects of multiple pain sites in youth with chronic pain. Eur J Pain. 2018 07; 22(6):1134-1141. View abstract
  17. Children With Chronic Pain: Response Trajectories After Intensive Pain Rehabilitation Treatment. J Pain. 2018 02; 19(2):207-218. View abstract
  18. School Self-Concept in Adolescents With Chronic Pain. J Pediatr Psychol. 2017 09 01; 42(8):892-901. View abstract
  19. Development of the Parent Responses to School Functioning Questionnaire. J Pain. 2017 10; 18(10):1277-1286. View abstract
  20. 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
  21. Racial Differences in Parental Responses to Children's Chronic Pain. Clin J Pain. 2017 06; 33(6):503-508. View abstract
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. (496) Problem-solving therapy for parents of children receiving intensive pain rehabilitation. J Pain. 2016 Apr; 17(4S):S98-S99. View abstract
  27. Perspectives on the clinical significance of functional pain syndromes in children. J Pain Res. 2015; 8:675-86. View abstract
  28. Pediatric Pain Screening Tool: rapid identification of risk in youth with pain complaints. Pain. 2015 Aug; 156(8):1511-1518. View abstract
  29. 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):626-634. View abstract
  30. Pain hypersensitivity in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a quantitative sensory testing study. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2014; 12:39. View abstract
  31. Correlates of complementary and alternative medicine use in a pediatric tertiary pain center. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Sep-Oct; 14(5):491-6. View abstract
  32. 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
  33. Changes in sleep habits in adolescents during intensive interdisciplinary pediatric pain rehabilitation. J Youth Adolesc. 2015 Feb; 44(2):543-55. View abstract
  34. 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
  35. 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):1118-1127. View abstract
  36. 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
  37. Pediatric pain management: the multidisciplinary approach. J Pain Res. 2013 Nov 11; 6:785-90. View abstract
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. Parents' perspective of their journey caring for a child with chronic neuropathic pain. Pain Manag Nurs. 2014 Mar; 15(1):246-57. View abstract
  41. 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
  42. Ecological system influences in the treatment of pediatric chronic pain. Pain Res Manag. 2012 Nov-Dec; 17(6):407-11. View abstract
  43. The ripple effect: systems-level interventions to ameliorate pediatric pain. Pain Manag. 2012 Nov; 2(6):593-601. View abstract
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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):1863-1870. View abstract
  47. Too sick for school? Parent influences on school functioning among children with chronic pain. Pain. 2012 Feb; 153(2):437-443. View abstract
  48. 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):2301-2311. View abstract
  49. Clinical utility and validity of the Functional Disability Inventory among a multicenter sample of youth with chronic pain. Pain. 2011 Jul; 152(7):1600-1607. View abstract
  50. 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
  51. 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
  52. 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
  53. 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
  54. The relation of social functioning to school impairment among adolescents with chronic pain. Clin J Pain. 2010 Jan; 26(1):16-22. View abstract
  55. Parental beliefs and worries regarding adolescent chronic pain. Clin J Pain. 2009 Mar-Apr; 25(3):223-32. View abstract
  56. 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
  57. 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
  58. Pain coping profiles in adolescents with chronic pain. Pain. 2008 Nov 30; 140(2):368-375. View abstract
  59. School impairment in adolescents with chronic pain. J Pain. 2008 May; 9(5):407-16. View abstract
  60. Parental response to children's pain: the moderating impact of children's emotional distress on symptoms and disability. Pain. 2008 Aug 15; 138(1):172-179. View abstract
  61. Social desirability response bias and self-report of psychological distress in pediatric chronic pain patients. Pain. 2008 Jun; 136(3):366-372. View abstract
  62. Chronic pain in the classroom: teachers' attributions about the causes of chronic pain. J Sch Health. 2007 May; 77(5):248-56. View abstract
  63. Adolescent self-perception: associations with chronic musculoskeletal pain and functional disability. J Pain. 2007 May; 8(5):379-86. View abstract
  64. 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
  65. Adolescent-parent relationships in the context of adolescent chronic pain conditions. Clin J Pain. 2006 Jul-Aug; 22(6):576-83. View abstract
  66. Teachers' perceptions of and responses to adolescents with chronic pain syndromes. J Pediatr Psychol. 2007 Mar; 32(2):139-49. View abstract
  67. 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
  68. 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
  69. 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
  70. Sleep patterns in female adolescents with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Behav Sleep Med. 2005; 3(4):193-208. View abstract
  71. Gender differences in post-operative pain and patient controlled analgesia use among adolescent surgical patients. Pain. 2004 Jun; 109(3):481-487. View abstract
  72. The Illness Management Survey: identifying adolescents' perceptions of barriers to adherence. J Pediatr Psychol. 2003 Sep; 28(6):383-92. View abstract
  73. 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
  74. 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
  75. Aggressive behavior in clinically depressed adolescents. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2000 May; 39(5):611-8. View abstract