Tonya M. Palermo, PhD University of Washington/Seattle Children's Research Institute

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 also serves as associate director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. She directs the Pediatric Pain & Sleep Innovations Lab that aims to improve the lives of children with pain and their families. Her NIH-funded research investigates behavioral, psychosocial and family factors that affect pain experiences, and development and evaluation of innovative psychological treatments that can be delivered at low cost. Dr. Palermo has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and two books on cognitive-behavioral therapy for chronic pain in children and adolescents.