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Sarah Mary Nelson, Ph.D.

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University of Vermont, Burlington, VTB.A.05/2008
University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD06/2015
Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FLPh.D.07/2015Clinical Psychology
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH08/2016Pediatric Pain
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA08/2017Pediatric Pain

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  1. 1 K23 AT010643 (NELSON, SARAH) Sep 1, 2020 - Aug 31, 2025
    Neurobiological Mechanisms of Stress in Youth with Chronic Widespread Pain
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. N/A (NELSON, SARAH) Jul 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2021
    Boston Children's Hospital Office of Faculty Development
    Biomarkers of Allostatic Load: The Phenomenology and Association with Pain-related and Psychosocial Outcomes in Youth with Chronic Pain
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. R01AR070474 (KASHIKAR-ZUCK, SUSMITA) Jun 21, 2017 - May 31, 2022
    Multi-site Randomized Clinical Trial of FIT Teens for Juvenile Fibromyalgia
    Role: Co-Investigator

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  1. Nelson S, Miller JV, Timmers I, Simons LE, Meldrum K, Noel M. Paediatric chronic pain as a catalyst for toxic stress. Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2022 10; 6(10):671-672. PMID: 35803291.
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  2. Nelson S, Agoston M, Kovar-Gough I, Cunningham N. A Scoping Review and Proposed Framework for Coping in Youth With a History of Psychological Trauma and Chronic Pain. J Pediatr Psychol. 2022 04 08; 47(4):469-482. PMID: 34939115; PMCID: PMC9216493.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Nelson S, Borsook D, Bosquet Enlow M. Targeting the stress response in pediatric pain: current evidence for psychosocial intervention and avenues for future investigation. Pain Rep. 2021 Sep-Oct; 6(3):e953. PMID: 34514276.
    Citations: 1     
  4. Nelson S, Bento S, Enlow MB. Biomarkers of Allostatic Load as Correlates of Impairment in Youth with Chronic Pain: An Initial Investigation. Children (Basel). 2021 Aug 18; 8(8). PMID: 34438600; PMCID: PMC8392178.
  5. Nelson S, Beveridge JK, Mychasiuk R, Noel M. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Internalizing Mental Health, Pain, and Quality of Life in Youth With Chronic Pain: A Longitudinal Examination. J Pain. 2021 10; 22(10):1210-1220. PMID: 33798732.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Nelson S, Burns M, Logan D. The Clinical Utility of a Brief Psychological Stress Measure (Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System) in Youth with Chronic Pain. Pain Med. 2021 02 04; 22(1):91-99. PMID: 32914177.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Agoston AM, Basu RK, Nelson S. A Universal, Trauma-Informed Approach to Pediatric Hospital Medicine. Hosp Pediatr. 2020 11; 10(11):1017-1019. PMID: 33067347.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Nelson S, Cunningham N. The Impact of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder on Clinical Presentation and Psychosocial Treatment Response in Youth with Functional Abdominal Pain Disorders: An Exploratory Study. Children (Basel). 2020 Jun 02; 7(6). PMID: 32498365.
    Citations: 5     
  9. Nelson, S., Burns, M., McEwen, B., & Borsook, D. . Stressful experiences in youth: Set-up for diminished resilience to chronic pain. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity - Health. 2020; 5. View Publication.
  10. Nelson S, Uhl K, Wright LA, Logan D. Pain is Associated With Increased Physical and Psychosocial Impairment in Youth With a History of Burn Injuries. J Pain. 2020 Mar - Apr; 21(3-4):355-363. PMID: 31400474.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Nelson, S Logan, D. What's the right answer? Parent and youth perceptions of teacher responses to pain behaviors in the classroom. Children's Health Care. 2019.
  12. Nelson S, Smith K, Sethna N, Logan D. Youth With Chronic Pain and a History of Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Context of Multidisciplinary Pain Rehabilitation. Clin J Pain. 2019 05; 35(5):420-427. PMID: 30908332.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Cunningham NR, Jagpal A, Nelson S, Jastrowski Mano KE, Tran ST, Lynch-Jordan AM, Hainsworth K, Peugh J, Mara CA, Kashikar-Zuck S. Clinical Reference Points for the Screen for Child Anxiety-related Disorders in 2 Investigations of Youth With Chronic Pain. Clin J Pain. 2019 03; 35(3):238-246. PMID: 30362983.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Kashikar-Zuck S, Cunningham N, Peugh J, Black WR, Nelson S, Lynch-Jordan AM, Pfeiffer M, Tran ST, Ting TV, Arnold LM, Carle A, Noll J, Powers SW, Lovell DJ. Long-term outcomes of adolescents with juvenile-onset fibromyalgia into adulthood and impact of depressive symptoms on functioning over time. Pain. 2019 Feb; 160(2):433-441. PMID: 30335681; PMCID: PMC6344278.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Nelson S, Conroy C, Logan D. The biopsychosocial model of pain in the context of pediatric burn injuries. Eur J Pain. 2019 03; 23(3):421-434. PMID: 30288844.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Nelson S, Coakley R. The Pivotal Role of Pediatric Psychology in Chronic Pain: Opportunities for Informing and Promoting New Research and Intervention in a Shifting Healthcare Landscape. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2018 Sep 11; 22(11):76. PMID: 30206775.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Nelson S, Simons LE, Logan D. The Incidence of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Their Association With Pain-related and Psychosocial Impairment in Youth With Chronic Pain. Clin J Pain. 2018 05; 34(5):402-408. PMID: 28877141.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Nelson S, Moorman E, Farrell M, Cunningham N. Irritability is Common and is Related to Poorer Psychosocial Outcomes in Youth with Functional Abdominal Pain Disorders (FAPD). Children (Basel). 2018 Apr 19; 5(4). PMID: 29671820; PMCID: PMC5920398.
    Citations: 1     
  19. Cunningham NR, Nelson S, Jagpal A, Moorman E, Farrell M, Pentiuk S, Kashikar-Zuck S. Development of the Aim to Decrease Anxiety and Pain Treatment for Pediatric Functional Abdominal Pain Disorders. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2018 01; 66(1):16-20. PMID: 28906315; PMCID: PMC5745296.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  20. Nelson S, Cunningham N, Peugh J, Jagpal A, Arnold LM, Lynch-Jordan A, Kashikar-Zuck S. Clinical Profiles of Young Adults With Juvenile-Onset Fibromyalgia With and Without a History of Trauma. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 11; 69(11):1636-1643. PMID: 28085990.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Nelson SM, Cunningham NR, Kashikar-Zuck S. A Conceptual Framework for Understanding the Role of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Pediatric Chronic Pain. Clin J Pain. 2017 03; 33(3):264-270. PMID: 27275737.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Faust, J., Nelson, S., Campanile, N. . Effects of Abuse Within Violence Exposed Youth: Desensitization or Masked Effects?. Journal of Child Custody. 2015; 12(3-4):289-306.
  23. Nelson, S., Faust, J., Doyle, K., Delucia, C. . Beyond Depression: Correlates of Suicidal Behavior in Abused Children. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma. 2015; 8(2):93-101.
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