Return to list Laura Simons, PhD

Investigator

Laura Simons, PhD

Title

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School
Staff Psychologist, Boston Children's Hospital

Department

Anesthesia, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine

Email

Laura.Simons@childrens.harvard.edu

URL

http://www.childrenshospital.org/research-and-innovation/research/labs/biobehavioral-pediatric-pain-lab/laura-simons

Biography

Dr. Simons' program of research focuses on psychological assessment and development of treatment interventions to improve the lives of youth with chronic pain. She has extensive clinical experience and a publication record in therapeutic program development and evaluation, coping with pain, anxiety/fear, and assessment scale development with pediatric populations. In addition to a focus on pain-related fear, she has developed a line of research focused on understanding the neural substrates of psychological processing in the context of the chronic pain experience using neuroimaging.

Research
1R01 HD083270-01A1