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Emily F. Law, PhD

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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

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

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
Psychological therapies for the management of chronic and recurrent pain in children and adolescents
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014 , 2014: (5)
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
Pain and function: Understanding temporal changes during behavioral treatment for youth with chronic pain
The Journal of Pain , 2014: 15S107
Functional disability and loneliness predict suicidal ideation in adolescents with chronic pain, but not in healthy peers
The Journal of Pain , 2014: 15S16
Headache in Adolescents
Handbook of Adolescent Health Psychology. New York: Springer. , 2013
Sleep and Pain
In R Schmidt and G Gebhart (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Pain (2nd ed.). New York: Springer. , 2013
Reciprocal longitudinal associations between pain and depression in adolescents
European Journal of Pain , 2013: 171058-1067
Current smoking as a predictor of chronic musculoskeletal pain in young adult twins
J Pain , 2013: 14(10)11311139
Psychological therapies for the management of chronic and recurrent pain in children and adolescents.
Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online) , 2012 Dec 12: 12CD003968
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
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
Case study: Ethical guidance for pediatric e-health research using examples from pain research with adolescents.
Journal of pediatric psychology , 2012 Nov-Dec: 37(10)1116-26
Evaluating treatment participation in an internet-based behavioral intervention for pediatric chronic pain.
Journal of pediatric psychology , 2012 Sep: 37(8)893-903
The making of a pediatric pain psychologist: education, training and career trajectories.
Pain management , 2012 Sep: 2(5)499-507
Psychological interventions for parents of children and adolescents with chronic illness.
Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online) , 2012 Aug 15: 8CD009660
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
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 Jul: 35(6)617-25
Effects of videogame distraction using a virtual reality type head-mounted display helmet on cold pressor pain in children.
Journal of pediatric psychology , 2009 Jun: 34(5)574-84

Presentations

Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Psychological Interventions for Parents of Children with a Chronic IllnessInternational Symposium of Pediatric PainStockholm, SwedenJune 2013
Psychological therapies for the management of chronic pain in children and adolescentsInternational Symposium of Pediatric PainStockholm, SwedenJune 2013
Psychological Interventions for Parents of Children with a Chronic IllnessUW Academic EveningUWSOM Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seattle, WAApril 2013
Evaluating actor-partner effects in the associations between family functioning and miscarried helping in youth with chronic pain and their parentsThe National Conference on Pediatric PsychologyNew Orleans, LAApril 2013

Research Funding

Grant TitleGrantorAmountAward Date
Problem Solving Skills Training for Parents of Children Receiving Intensive Pain RehabilitationSeattle Children's Research Institute Center Small Grant $10000Dec. 2013 - Nov. 2014
Health Risk Behaviors and Interpersonal Functioning of Adolescents with Chronic Pain $10,000May 1, 2011 - April 30, 2013
Associations among Pain, Health Risk, and Depression in Adults: A Twin StudyUniversity of Washington $10,000May 1, 2011 - April 30, 2013
An Internet CBT Intervention for Pediatric Chronic Pain and DisabilityNIH $2,841,330Aug. 2010 - July 2015
Internet Intervention for Pain and Sleep Problems in Youth in Military FamiliesNIH $713,824

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
MB.11.500.3 - Anesthesia Administration
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206-884-1197

Additional Offices

Seattle Children's Research Institute
CW8-6 - Child Health, Behavior and Development
2001 Eighth Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
206-884-7591

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