Dr Tonya Palermo
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. Her NIH funded research investigates behavioral, psychosocial and family factors that affect pain experiences, and development and evaluation of innovative psychological treatments that can be delivered at low cost. Dr. Palermo has published over 190 peer-reviewed articles and two books on cognitive-behavioral therapy for chronic pain in children and adolescents. Dr. Palermo directs a T32 anesthesiology postdoctoral training program and is active in training clinician-scientists at the postdoctoral and junior faculty level. Dr. Palermo serves on the Executive Boards of the Society of Pediatric Psychology and the American Pain Society. She is Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Pediatric Psychology and Associate Editor for PAIN and has been elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association. She previously served on the Federal Pain Research Strategy Chronic Pain work group, and presently is a member of the CSR Advisory Council.