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Biobehavioral Pediatric Pain Lab Research | Overview

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Welcome to the Biobehavioral Pediatric Pain Lab, a research group in the Departments of Psychiatry and Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital. The Biobehavioral Pediatric Pain Lab is a bi-coastal research facility co-led by Dr. Laura Simons at Stanford University School of Medicine and Dr. Christine Sieberg at Boston Children's Hospital. The primary goal of this laboratory is to promote the health and well being of children and adolescents with chronic pain and their families. In line with this goal, research projects focus on biological, neurological, cognitive, affective, and social risk and resiliency factors of the pain experience. Projects include animal model, brain imaging, longitudinal clinical cohort, and treatment interventions studies.

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