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Emily F. Law, PhD

Emily F. Law, PhD

Pain Medicine , Anesthesia

On staff since January 2013

Academic Title: Acting Assistant Professor

Research Center: Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development

Emily Law, PhD, is an Acting Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and an Attending Psychologist in Pain Medicine at Seattle Children's Hospital. Dr. Law received a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She completed a clinical internship in pediatric psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to joining the medical staff at Seattle Children's Hospital in 2013, Dr. Law completed a fellowship in pediatric pain research at Seattle Children's Research Institute.

Overview

Medical/Professional School

Brandeis University, Waltham
University of Maryland - Baltimore County, Baltimore, Clinical Psychology

Fellowship

Pediatric Pain Psychology, Seattle Children's Research Institute, Seattle

Clinical Interests

Psychological treatment of pediatric chronic and recurrent pain

Research Description

Dr. Law is a member of Dr. Tonya Palermo's research lab at the Center for Child Health and Development at Seattle Children's Research Institute. Projects in Dr. Palermo's research lab include evaluating and testing a family-based cognitive-behavioral intervention delivered online for youth with chronic pain, as well as an intervention designed to teach problem solving skills to parents of youth with chronic pain. Dr. Law is interested in identifying the underlying mechanisms of these interventions to inform the development of more effective, tailored treatments for youth with chronic pain and their families.

Lab URL

http://www.seattlechildrens.org/research/child-health-behavior-and-development/palermo-lab/

Publications

  • Emily F. Law, PhD
    Sleep outcomes in youth with chronic pain participating in a randomized controlled trial of online cognitive-behavioral therapy for pain management
    Behavioral Sleep Medicine , 2014 : Epub ahead of print
  • Emily F. Law, PhD
    Functional disability and loneliness predict suicidal ideation in adolescents with chronic pain, but not in healthy peers
    The Journal of Pain , 2014 : 15S16
  • Emily F. Law, PhD
    Pain and function: Understanding temporal changes during behavioral treatment for youth with chronic pain
    The Journal of Pain , 2014 : 15S107
  • Emily F. Law, PhD
    Systematic review and meta-analysis of parent and family-based interventions for children and adolescents with chronic medical conditions
    Journal of Pediatric Psychology , 2014 : Epub ahead of print
  • Emily F. Law, PhD
    Psychological therapies for the management of chronic and recurrent pain in children and adolescents
    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014 , 2014 : (5)
  • Emily F. Law, PhD
    Current smoking as a predictor of chronic musculoskeletal pain in young adult twins
    J Pain , 2013 : 14(10)11311139
  • Emily F. Law, PhD
    Reciprocal longitudinal associations between pain and depression in adolescents
    European Journal of Pain , 2013 : 171058-1067
  • Emily F. Law, PhD
    Sleep and Pain
    In R Schmidt and G Gebhart (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Pain (2nd ed.). New York: Springer. , 2013
  • Emily F. Law, PhD
    Headache in Adolescents
    Handbook of Adolescent Health Psychology. New York: Springer. , 2013
  • Eccleston C, Palermo TM, de C Williams AC, Lewandowski A, Morley S, Fisher E, Law E
    Psychological therapies for the management of chronic and recurrent pain in children and adolescents.
    Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online) , 2012 Dec. 12 : 12CD003968
  • Henderson EM, Law EF, Palermo TM, Eccleston C
    Case study: Ethical guidance for pediatric e-health research using examples from pain research with adolescents.
    Journal of pediatric psychology , 2012 Nov. : 37(10)1116-26
  • Palermo TM, Law E, Churchill SS, Walker A
    Longitudinal course and impact of insomnia symptoms in adolescents with and without chronic pain.
    The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society , 2012 Nov. : 13(11)1099-106
  • Law EF, Dufton L, Palermo TM
    Daytime and nighttime sleep patterns in adolescents with and without chronic pain.
    Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association , 2012 Nov. : 31(6)830-3
  • Law EF, Palermo TM, Walco GA
    The making of a pediatric pain psychologist: education, training and career trajectories.
    Pain management , 2012 Sept. : 2(5)499-507
  • Law EF, Murphy LK, Palermo TM
    Evaluating treatment participation in an internet-based behavioral intervention for pediatric chronic pain.
    Journal of pediatric psychology , 2012 Sept. : 37(8)893-903
  • Eccleston C, Palermo TM, Fisher E, Law E
    Psychological interventions for parents of children and adolescents with chronic illness.
    Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online) , 2012 Aug. 15 : 8CD009660
  • Law EF, Dahlquist LM, Sil S, Weiss KE, Herbert LJ, Wohlheiter K, Horn SB
    Videogame distraction using virtual reality technology for children experiencing cold pressor pain: the role of cognitive processing.
    Journal of pediatric psychology , 2011 Jan. : 36(1)84-94
  • Dahlquist LM, Weiss KE, Law EF, Sil S, Herbert LJ, Horn SB, Wohlheiter K, Ackerman CS
    Effects of videogame distraction and a virtual reality type head-mounted display helmet on cold pressor pain in young elementary school-aged children.
    Journal of pediatric psychology , 2010 July : 35(6)617-25
  • Dahlquist LM, Weiss KE, Clendaniel LD, Law EF, Ackerman CS, McKenna KD
    Effects of videogame distraction using a virtual reality type head-mounted display helmet on cold pressor pain in children.
    Journal of pediatric psychology , 2009 June : 34(5)574-84

Presentations

Presentations Title Event Location Date
Adolescent tobacco use and binge drinking: Does chronic pain increase or decrease risk? The National Conference on Pediatric Psychology Philadelphia, PA March 2014
Adaptation of problem solving skills training (PSST) for parent caregivers of youth with chronic pain The National Conference on Pediatric Psychology Philadelphia, PA March 2014
Psychological therapies for the management of chronic pain in children and adolescents International Symposium of Pediatric Pain Stockholm, Sweden June 2013
Psychological Interventions for Parents of Children with a Chronic Illness International Symposium of Pediatric Pain Stockholm, Sweden June 2013
Evaluating actor-partner effects in the associations between family functioning and miscarried helping in youth with chronic pain and their parents The National Conference on Pediatric Psychology New Orleans, LA April 2013
Psychological Interventions for Parents of Children with a Chronic Illness UW Academic Evening UWSOM Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seattle, WA April 2013

Research Funding

Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
Problem Solving Skills Training for Parents of Children Receiving Intensive Pain Rehabilitation Seattle Childrens Research Institute Center for Child Health, Behavior & Development Small Grant $10000 Dec. 1, 2013 - Nov. 30, 2014
Associations among Pain, Health Risk, and Depression in Adults: A Twin Study University of Washington $10,000 May 1, 2011 - April 30, 2013
Health Risk Behaviors and Interpersonal Functioning of Adolescents with Chronic Pain $10,000 May 1, 2011 - April 30, 2013
An Internet CBT Intervention for Pediatric Chronic Pain and Disability Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development $2,831,330 Aug. 25, 2010 - July 31, 2015
Internet Intervention for Pain and Sleep Problems in Youth in Military Families NIH $713,824