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Pediatric Psychology Research at Connecticut Children’s

Connecticut Children’s Division of Pediatric Psychology is focused on improving children’s mental health through research and innovation. Our pediatric psychologists are involved with improving treatment options, testing new therapies, enhancing current treatments, finding ways to engage families, and training the next generation of providers.

Featured Publications

Pediatric Psychology

  1. LaVigne, T., Laake, L. & Ibeziako, P. (2020). Somatic symptom and related disorders in pediatric patients: Associations with parent psychiatric and substance use history.  Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 1-13.
  2. Mulchan, S.S. (2020). Where we should go from here: A brief commentary on the role of pediatric psychology in changing racial inequality. Progress Notes, 44(3).  
  3. Santos, M. (2020). Co-Guest Editor.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology:  Special Issue on Addressing Health Disparities in Pediatric Psychology 


  1. Jerson B., Lamparyk K., van Tilburg MAL. (2019) A review of psychological treatments for vomiting associated with paediatric functional gastrointestinal disorders. Current Opinion in Pediatrics

Pain Management

  1. Guite, J., & Reiss, M. (2020). Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In A. Starkweather & P. McCauley (Eds.), Pain management for advanced practice: Multimodal approaches (pp. 61-81). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.

Weight Management

  1. Santos, M. (2020).  The offspring of parents undergoing a weight loss surgery: A systematic review.  Invited Commentary.
  2. Santos, M. & Finck, C. (2020) Support group for adolescents undergoing bariatric surgery: Preliminary data and suggestions for practitioners.  Bariatric Times.
  3. Santos, M. Gorin, A., Thaker, S. & Zempsky, W. (2020) Pain and obesity: Relationships and initial tool validation. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology.
  4. Santos, M. (2020) The Inclusion of Mental Health Factors into the Resumption of Bariatric Surgery.   Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.
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