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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

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    National Institutes of Health Pediatric Loan Repayment Program Award National Institutes of Child Health and Development July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016
    • Fales, J., Palermo, T., Law, E., Wilson, A.
      Sleep outcomes in youth with chronic pain participating in a randomized controlled trial of online cognitive-behavioral therapy for pain management
      PMCID: PMC4117832 Behavioral Sleep Medicine , 2015 : 13(2)107-123
    • 4. Dahlquist, L.M., Power, T.G., Hahn, A.H., Hoehn, J., Thompson, C.C., Herbert, L.J., Law, E.F., & Bollinger, M.E.
      Parenting and independent problem-solving in preschool children with food allergy
      PMCID: PMC4288307 Journal of Pediatric Psychology , 2015 : 40(1)96-108
    • Law, E.F., Bromberg, M., Noel, M., Groenwald, N., Murphy, L., & Palermo, T.M
      Alcohol and tobacco use in youth with and without chronic pain
      PMID: 25617047 Journal of Pediatric Psychology , 2015 : Epub ahead of print
    • 7. Palermo, T. M., Law, E. F., Holley, A., Logan, D., Tai, G., & Zhou, C
      Trajectories of change during psychological treatment for adolescent chronic pain: How does change in pain and function relate?
      PMCID: PMC4366282 Pain , 2015 : 156(4)626-634
    • Fisher, E., Law, E.F., Palermo, T.M., & Eccleston, C
      Psychological therapies (remotely delivered) for the management of chronic and recurrent pain in children and adolescents
      PMID: 25803793 Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , 2015 : (3)
    • 9. Eccleston, C., Fisher, E., Law, E. F., Bartlett, J., & Palermo, T. M
      Psychological therapies for parents of children and adolescents with chronic illness
      DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009660.pub3. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , 2015 : (4)
    • 10. Palermo, T. M., & Law, E. F.
      Managing your child’s chronic pain
      Oxford University Press, NY: NY. , 2015
    • Bromberg, M., Law, E. F., & Palermo, T. M
      Functional disability and loneliness predict suicidal ideation in adolescents with chronic pain, but not in healthy peers
      The Journal of Pain , 2014 : 15S16
    • Law, E. F., Palermo, T. M., Logan, D., Tai, G. G., & Holley, A. L
      Pain and function: Understanding temporal changes during behavioral treatment for youth with chronic pain
      The Journal of Pain , 2014 : 15S107
    • Law, E. F., Fisher, E., Fales, J., Noel, M., and Eccleston, C
      Systematic review and meta-analysis of parent and family-based interventions for children and adolescents with chronic medical conditions
      PMID: 24881048 Journal of Pediatric Psychology , 2014 : 39(8)866-886
    • Eccleston, C., Palermo, T. M., Williams, ACdC, Holley, A., Morley, S., Fisher, E., and Law, E. F
      Psychological therapies for the management of chronic and recurrent pain in children and adolescents
      PMID: 23235601 Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014 , 2014 : (5)
    • Palermo, T. M., Law, E. F., Essner, B., Jessen-Fiddick, T., & Eccleston, C
      Adaptation of problem-solving skills training (PSST) for parent caregivers of youth with chronic pain
      PMCID: PMC4239695 Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology , 2014 : 2(3)212-223
    • Holley, A. L., Law, E., Tham, S. W., Myaing, M., Noonan, C., Strachan, E., Palermo, T.
      Current smoking as a predictor of chronic musculoskeletal pain in young adult twins
      J Pain , 2013 : 14(10)11311139
    • Holley, A. L., Law, E., Murphy, L. K., Zhou, C., Palermo, T.
      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, Lewandowski, A., Walco, G.
      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.
      23235601 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.
      22851643 Journal of pediatric psychology , 2012 Nov. : 37(10)1116-26 PMCID: PMC3529561
    • Palermo TM, Law E, Churchill SS, Walker A
      Longitudinal course and impact of insomnia symptoms in adolescents with and without chronic pain.
      23031311 The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society , 2012 Nov. : 13(11)1099-106 PMCID: PMC3488154
    • Law EF, Dufton L, Palermo TM
      Daytime and nighttime sleep patterns in adolescents with and without chronic pain.
      22149126 Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association , 2012 Nov. : 31(6)830-3 PMCID: PMC3368097
    • Law EF, Palermo TM, Walco GA
      The making of a pediatric pain psychologist: education, training and career trajectories.
      23335947 Pain management , 2012 Sept. : 2(5)499-507 PMCID: PMC3546509
    • Law EF, Murphy LK, Palermo TM
      Evaluating treatment participation in an internet-based behavioral intervention for pediatric chronic pain.
      22511033 Journal of pediatric psychology , 2012 Sept. : 37(8)893-903 PMCID: PMC3437681
    • Eccleston C, Palermo TM, Fisher E, Law E
      Psychological interventions for parents of children and adolescents with chronic illness.
      22895990 Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online) , 2012 Aug. 15 : 8CD009660 PMCID: PMC3551454
    • 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.
      20656761 Journal of pediatric psychology , 2011 Jan. : 36(1)84-94 PMCID: PMC3107585
    • 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.
      19786489 Journal of pediatric psychology , 2010 July : 35(6)617-25 PMCID: PMC2889252
    • 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.
      18367495 Journal of pediatric psychology , 2009 June : 34(5)574-84 PMCID: PMC2722134

  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    An intervention to reduce distress among parents of youth with chronic pain receiving intensive pain rehabilitation Annual Research Symposium. Center for Child Health, Behavior, and Development, Seattle Childrens Research Institute Seattle, WA May 2015
    Using Evidence to Inform Practice: Clinical Applications of Systematic Reviews in Pediatric Acute and Chronic Pain International Society for Pediatric Pain scientific meeting Seattle, WA May 2015
    Examining Problematic Substance Use in Chronic Pain: Smoking, Alcohol, and Prescribed Opioids Society for Behavioral Medicine scientific meeting San Antonio, TX April 2015
    Parent interventions in pediatric pain rehabilitation Work in Progress Seminar, Center for Child Health and Family Well-Being, University of Washington. Seattle, WA Dec. 2014
    Intensive pediatric pain rehabilitation and parent interventions Work in Progress Seminar, Center for Child Health and Family Well-Being, University of Washington Seattle, WA Dec. 2014
    Interdisciplinary management of pediatric and adult patients with chronic pain: When pills, potions and procedures are inadequate Pain Research Group, University of Washington. Seattle, WA Dec. 2014
    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
  • 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

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.

About My Work

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