Laura Simons, PhD
Associate Professor, Stanford University
Dr. Simons is an associate professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine (pediatric), a staff psychologist at the Pain Management Center, and the Director of the Biobehavioral Pediatric Pain Lab at the Stanford University Medical Center. She is a committed researcher and clinician with a primary focus on assessment and development of treatment interventions to improve the lives of youth with chronic pain. Laura’s program of research encompasses therapeutic program development and evaluation, coping with pain, parent responses to pain, anxiety/fear, psychophysiology, and assessment scale development with pediatric populations. She has received several grants and awards to support her research efforts, with a recently awarded Early Career Award in Pediatric Pain by the International Association for the Study of Pain. Since departing for Stanford in late 2016, Dr. Simons maintains a research associate appointment at Boston Children’s Hospital and continues to work closely with the PAIN group.