Pediatric Pain Research

Pediatric Pain Research

Pediatric Pain & Sleep Innovations Lab

Led by lab director, Tonya Palermo, PhD, researchers aim to improve the lives of children and adolescents with chronic pain.

A child wearing a hospital gown reaching for a woman's outstretched hand

Lab Members

Dr. Tonya Palermo studies the effectiveness of psychological interventions to help reduce chronic pain, teach self-management and build resiliency.

Palermo research projects

Dr. Cornelius Groenewald studies opioid use following surgery and risk of misuse in children and adolescents.

Groenewald research projects


Dr. Emily Law studies cognitive behavioral therapy as an intervention for children with migraine headaches and sleep disorders.

Law research projects


Dr. Caitlin Murray aim to reduce the impact of living with chronic pain as adolescents transition into adulthood.

Murray research projects


Dr. Jessica Rabbitts studies the transition from acute to chronic pain with the goal of reducing use of opioids.

Rabbitts research projects


Dr. See Wan Tham studies sleep deficiency and pain in adolescents with chronic pain.

Tham research projects