Pain & Palliative Medicine, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry


Jessica Guite, PhD


Education: PhD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2001
Residency: Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 2000-2001
Fellowship: Rhode Island Hospital, 2001-2003


As a pediatric psychologist specializing in behavioral pain management with children and adolescents, Dr. Guite directs and collaborates on multiple research projects focusing on biopsychosocial factors related to pain and disability. The overarching aim of her clinically-focused research is to improve treatment outcomes for pediatric chronic pain patients and their families.

Published Research

  • Guite, Jessica W. Logan, Deirdre E. Ely, Elizabeth A. Weisman, Steven J. Pain Management. The ripple effect: systems-level interventions to ameliorate pediatric pain. 2012; 2(6):593-601.
  • Guite JW, McCue RL, Sherker JL, Sherry DD, Rose JB. Relationships among pain, protective parental responses, and disability for adolescents with chronic musculoskeletal pain: the mediating role of pain catastrophizing. Clin J Pain. 2011 Nov-Dec; 27(9):775-81.
  • Guite JW, Logan DE, Simons LE, Blood EA, Kerns RD. Readiness to change in pediatric chronic pain: initial validation of adolescent and parent versions of the Pain Stages of Change Questionnaire. Pain. 2011 Oct; 152(10):2301-11.
  • Kashikar-Zuck S, Flowers SR, Claar RL, Guite JW, Logan DE, Lynch-Jordan AM, Palermo TM, Wilson AC. Clinical utility and validity of the Functional Disability Inventory among a multicenter sample of youth with chronic pain. Pain. 2011 Jul; 152(7):1600-7.
  • Claar RL, Guite JW, Kaczynski KJ, Logan DE. Factor structure of the Adult Responses to Children's Symptoms: validation in children and adolescents with diverse chronic pain conditions. Clin J Pain. 2010 Jun; 26(5):410-7.