Tonya M. Palermo, PhD, University of Washington School of Medicine, USA
Dr Tonya Palermo is a Pediatric Psychologist and Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at University of Washington, with adjunct appointments in Pediatrics and Psychiatry. She also serves as Associate Director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. She directs the Pediatric Pain & Sleep Innovations Lab that aims to improve the lives of children with pain, and their families, through developing, evaluating, and disseminating innovative treatments that can be delivered at low cost.
Dr Palermo has developed and tested web and mobile based pain management programs in children with chronic headache, abdominal, and musculoskeletal pain. She has published over 170 peer-reviewed articles and two books on cognitive-behavioral therapy for chronic pain in children and adolescents. Dr Palermo is active in training clinician-scientists at the postdoctoral and junior faculty level. She has served on the Executive Boards of the Society of Pediatric Psychology, ISRII, and the American Pain Society, is Editor for the Journal of Pediatric Psychology, and has been elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Dr Palermo also serves as Chair of an NIH study section, Behavioral Medicine Interventions and Outcomes.
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