Tonya Palermo

Tonya Palermo

PhD, University of Washington School of Medicine, United States

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Dr. Tonya Palermo is a pediatric psychologist and Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at University of Washington with adjunct appointments in Pediatrics and Psychiatry. She holds the Hughes M. and Katherine Blake Endowed Professorship in Health Psychology. Dr. Palermo serves as Associate Director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Her NIH funded research investigates behavioral, psychosocial and family factors that affect pain experiences, and evaluates digitial health delivered psychological treatments. Currently, Dr. Palermo serves as Associate Editor for PAIN, Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Pediatric Psychology and as Chair, Scientific Program Committee for the IASP Pain in Childhood SIG 2022 meeting (International Symposium on Pediatric Pain) in Auckland. Dr. Palermo has developed and evaluated several internet and mobile applications to deliver cognitive-behavioral interventions for chronic pain to children and adolescents and has published two books on cognitive-behavioral therapy.