ABOUT THE RESEARCHER

OVERVIEW

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.

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. DTI and MTR Measures of Nerve Fiber Integrity in Pediatric Patients With Ankle Injury. Front Pediatr. 2021; 9:656843. View abstract
  2. Characterizing Pain and Generalized Sensory Sensitivity According to Trauma History Among Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis. Ann Behav Med. 2021 Aug 23; 55(9):853-869. View abstract
  3. Pelvic floor, abdominal and uterine tenderness in relation to pressure pain sensitivity among women with endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2021 Sep; 264:247-253. View abstract
  4. Migraine: interactions between brain's trait and state. CNS Spectr. 2021 Jun 21; 1-9. View abstract
  5. A lateralized model of the pain-depression dyad. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2021 08; 127:876-883. View abstract
  6. Longitudinal Narrative Analysis of Parent Experiences During Graded Exposure Treatment for Children With Chronic Pain. Clin J Pain. 2021 04 01; 37(4):301-309. View abstract
  7. Left to themselves: Time to target chronic pain in childhood rare diseases. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2021 07; 126:276-288. View abstract
  8. Commentary: Novel Use of Offset Analgesia to Assess Adolescents and Adults with Treatment Resistant Endometriosis-Associated Pain. J Pain Res. 2020; 13:2775-2782. View abstract
  9. Delivering transformative action in paediatric pain: a Lancet Child & Adolescent Health Commission. Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2021 01; 5(1):47-87. View abstract
  10. Comorbid chronic pain and opioid misuse in youth: Knowns, unknowns, and implications for behavioral treatment. Am Psychol. 2020 09; 75(6):811-824. View abstract
  11. The Potential Role of Preoperative Pain, Catastrophizing, and Differential Gene Expression on Pain Outcomes after Pediatric Spinal Fusion. Pain Manag Nurs. 2021 02; 22(1):44-49. View abstract
  12. Walking the Tightrope: A Proposed Model of Chronic Pain and Stress. Front Neurosci. 2020; 14:270. View abstract
  13. Avoid or engage? Outcomes of graded exposure in youth with chronic pain using a sequential replicated single-case randomized design. Pain. 2020 03; 161(3):520-531. View abstract
  14. Endometriosis and pain in the adolescent- striking early to limit suffering: A narrative review. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2020 01; 108:866-876. View abstract
  15. Longitudinal Evaluation of Pain, Flare-Up, and Emotional Health in Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva: Analyses of the International FOP Registry. JBMR Plus. 2019 Aug; 3(8):e10181. View abstract
  16. Parent Attributions of Ambiguous Symptoms in Their Children: A Preliminary Measure Validation in Parents of Children with Chronic Pain. Children (Basel). 2018 Jun 13; 5(6). View abstract
  17. Neuropathic pain drives anxiety behavior in mice, results consistent with anxiety levels in diabetic neuropathy patients. Pain Rep. 2018 May; 3(3):e651. View abstract
  18. Subliminal (latent) processing of pain and its evolution to conscious awareness. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2018 05; 88:1-15. View abstract
  19. Children With Chronic Pain: Response Trajectories After Intensive Pain Rehabilitation Treatment. J Pain. 2018 02; 19(2):207-218. View abstract
  20. Predicting Postsurgical Satisfaction in Adolescents With Idiopathic Scoliosis: The Role of Presurgical Functioning and Expectations. J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Dec; 37(8):e548-e551. View abstract
  21. Predictors and trajectories of chronic postoperative pain following hip preservation surgery. J Hip Preserv Surg. 2017 Jan; 4(1):45-53. View abstract
  22. 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
  23. Nonpharmacologic Treatment of Pain. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2016 08; 23(3):220-223. View abstract
  24. 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 12; 17(12):1334-1348. 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. Living Life With My Child's Pain: The Parent Pain Acceptance Questionnaire (PPAQ). Clin J Pain. 2015 Jul; 31(7):633-41. View abstract
  27. Parents--to help or hinder pain memories in children. Pain. 2015 May; 156(5):761-762. View abstract
  28. Family Beliefs and Interventions in Pediatric Pain Management. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2015 Jul; 24(3):631-45. View abstract
  29. Changes in sleep habits in adolescents during intensive interdisciplinary pediatric pain rehabilitation. J Youth Adolesc. 2015 Feb; 44(2):543-55. View abstract
  30. Pain prevalence and trajectories following pediatric spinal fusion surgery. J Pain. 2013 Dec; 14(12):1694-702. View abstract
  31. Connecting parents of children with chronic pain through art therapy. Clin Pract Pediatr Psychol. 2013 Sep 01; 1(3):214-226. View abstract
  32. 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. View abstract
  33. Ecological system influences in the treatment of pediatric chronic pain. Pain Res Manag. 2012 Nov-Dec; 17(6):407-11. View abstract
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. Anxiety and impairment in a large sample of children and adolescents with chronic pain. Pain Res Manag. 2012 Mar-Apr; 17(2):93-7. View abstract
  37. Psychological interventions for headache in children and adolescents. Can J Neurol Sci. 2012 Jan; 39(1):26-34. View abstract
  38. Measuring parent beliefs about child acceptance of pain: a preliminary validation of the Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire, parent report. Pain. 2011 Oct; 152(10):2294-2300. View abstract
  39. 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. View abstract
  40. 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. View abstract
  41. 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