Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine


Stanford University


United States

Dr. Laura Simons

PhD, psychologist

Laura Simons, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine and a clinical psychologist who evaluates children and adolescents presenting with chronic pain in the Pediatric Pain Management Clinic at Stanford Children’s Health. Her patient-oriented research spans translating targeted biopsychosocial assessments into mechanistically informed treatment approaches for optimal clinical care, coupled with pain neuroscience psychology that leverages experimental and neuroimaging methods to gain a mechanistic understanding of cognitive and affective processes that coalesce with function in children with chronic pain and their parents. All projects leverage the ubiquity of digital health to enhance patient access and reach.


Monday, September 19, 2022

1:00pm EDT4:30pm EDT

Building Resilience to Chronic Pain and Distress Through State of the Art Psychosocial Treatments

Tracks: Clinical Psychology
Categories: Hands-On Workshop
Room: 604

Chronic pain remains a challenge for patients and health care. The importance of psychosocial interventions to improve functioning and quality…

Thursday, September 22, 2022

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

Utilization of Pain Biomarkers as the Basis for Decisions in the Therapeutic Development Process and in Clinical Practice: New Approaches from INTEGRATE-Pain

Tracks: Assessment, Diagnosis & Measurement Of Pain
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 715 B

The workshop will open with an introduction to the INTEGRATE-Pain consortium, which seeks to improve the understanding and treatment of…