• Simons LE, Sieberg CB, Conroy C, Randall E, Shulman J, Borsook D, Berde C, Sethna NF, Logan DE. (2018) Children with Chronic Pain: Response Trajectories following Intensive Pain Rehabilitation Treatment. Journal of Pain.
  • Pate JW, Hush JM, Hancock MJ, Moseley L, Butler DS, Simons LE, Pacey V. (2018) A child’s concept of pain: An international survey of pediatric pain experts. Children.
  • Basch MC, Chow ET, Logan DE, Borsook D, Schechter NL, Simons LE. (2018) Cumulative effects of multiple pain sites in youth with chronic pain. European Journal of Pain.


  • Rabner J, Kaczynski K, Simons LE, Lebel A. (2017) Pediatric Headache and Sleep Disturbance: A Comparison of Diagnostic Groups. Headache.
  • Barber BN, Gray LS, Simons LE, Logan DE. (2017) Development of the Parent Responses to School Functioning Questionnaire. Journal of Pain.
  • Fisher E, Heathcote LC, Eccleston C, Simons LE, Palermo TM. (2017) Assessment of pain anxiety, pain catastrophizing, and fear of pain in children and adolescents with chronic pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
  • Rabner J, Kaczynski K, Simons LE, Lebel A. (2017) The Sleep Hygiene Inventory for Pediatrics (SHIP): Development and validation of a new measure of sleep in a sample of children and adolescents with chronic headache. Journal of Child Neurology.
  • Garcia G, Snell C, Sawicki G, Simons LE. (2017)Pilot mental health screening of medically admitted patients with cystic fibrosis. Psychosomatics.
  • Nelson S, Simons LE, Logan DE. (2017) The incidence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and their association with pain-related and psychosocial impairment in youth with chronic pain. Clinical Journal of Pain.
  • Ross A, Simons LE, Feinstein A, Yoon I, Bhandari R. (2017) Social risk and resilience factors in adolescent chronic pain: Examining the role of parents and peers. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
  • Heathcote LC, Rabner J, Lebel A, Hernandez JM, Simons LE. (2017) Rapid screening of risk in pediatric headache: Application of the pediatric pain screening tool. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
  • Randall ET, Smith KR, Kronman CA, Conroy C, Smith AM, Simons LE. (2017) Feeling the pressure to be perfect: Impact on pain-related distress and functioning in pain youth with chronic pain. Journal of Pain.
  • Simons LE, Pielech M, McAvoy S, Conroy C, Hogan M, Verbunt J, Goossens M. (2017). Photographs of Daily Activities (PHODA)-Youth English: Validating a targeted assessment of worry and anticipated pain. PAIN.
  • Flack F, Gerlach AL, Simons LE, Zernikow B, Hechler T. (2017).Validation of the German Fear of Pain Questionnaire in a sample of children with mixed chronic pain conditions. European Journal of Pain
  • Sieberg CB, Klajn J, Wong C, Bowen G, Simons LE, Millis M. (2017). Predictors and trajectories of chronic postoperative pain following hip preservation surgery. Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery
  • Dekker C, Bastiaenen CHG, de Vries JE, Simons LE, Goossens MEJB, Verbunt JAMCF. (2017). Dutch version of the Fear of Pain Questionnaire for adolescents with chronic pain. Disability and Rehabilitation


  • Robins H, Perron V, Heathcote LC, Simons LE. (2016). Pain Neuroscience Education: State of the Art and Application in Pediatrics. Children.
  • Sieberg CB, Manganella J, Manalo G, Simons LE, Hresko MT. (2016). Predicting post-surgical satisfaction in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis: The role of pre-surgical functioning and expectations. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics.
  • Simons LE, Goubert L, Vervoort T, Borsook D.(2016). Circles of engagement: Childhood pain and parent brain. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews.
  • Chow ET, Otis JD, Simons LE (2016). The Longitudinal Impact of Parent Distress and Behavior on Functional Outcomes Among Youth with Chronic Pain. Journal of Pain.
  • Simons LE, Erpelding N, Hernandez JM, Serrano P, Zhang K, Lebel AA, Sethna NF, Berde CB, Prabhu SP, Becerra L, Borsook D (2016). Fear and Reward Circuit Alterations in Pediatric CRPS. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
  • Simons LE (2016). Fear of pain in children and adolescents with neuropathic pain and CRPS. PAIN.
  • Simons LE & Basch MC (2016). State of the art biobehavioral approaches to manage chronic pain in childhood. Pain Management.


  • Basch MC, Chow ET, Logan DE, Schechter NL, Simons LE (2015). Perspectives on the clinical significance of functional pain syndromes. Journal of Pain Research.
  • Simons LE & Sieberg CB (2015). Parents - To Help or Hinder Pain Memories in Children. PAIN.
  • Eaton CK, Lee JL, Simons LE, Devine KA, Mee LL, Blount RL (2015). Clinical Cutoffs for Adherence Barriers in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients: How Many Is Too Many? Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
  • Hechler T, Kanstrum M, Lewandowski Holley A, Simons LE, Wicksell R, Hirshfeld G, Zernikow B (2015). Systematic review on intensive interdisciplinary pain treatment for children with chronic pain. Pediatrics.
  • Cousins LA, Kalapurakkel S, Cohen LL, Simons LE (2015). Resilience Resources and Mechanisms in Pediatric Chronic Pain. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
  • Simons LESmith AMIbagon C, Coakley RM, Logan DE, Schechter N, Borsook D (2015). Pediatric Pain Screening Tool (PPST): Rapid identification of risk in youth with pain complaints. PAIN.
  • Loiselle KA, Gutierrez-Colina AM, Eaton CK, Simons LE, Devine KA, Mee LL, Blount RL (2015). Longitudinal Stability of Medication Adherence among Adolescent Solid Organ Transplant Recipients. Pediatric Transplantation.
  • Wu Y, Hung M, Franklin J, Samhouri M, Simons LE, Amylon M (2015). Validation of a measure of children's perceptions for their oncology camp experience: a national study. Psycho-Oncology.
  • Simons LESmith AM, Kaczynski KJ, Basch M (2015). Living in Fear of Your Child's Pain: The Parent Fear of Pain Questionnaire. PAIN.


  • Erpelding N, Simons LE, Lebel A, Serrano P, Pielech M, Becerra L, Borsook D (2014). Rapid Treatment-Induced Brain Changes in Pediatric CRPS. Brain Structure and Function. 
  • Becerra L, Sava S, Simons LE, Drosos AM, Sethna N, Berde C, Lebel A, Borsook D (2014). Intrinsic brain networks normalize with treatment in pediatric complex regional pain syndrome. Neuroimage: Clinical.
  • Kalapurakkel SCarpino E, LeBel A, Simons LE (2014). Examining pain self-efficacy and acceptance as resilience processes among youth with chronic headache. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
  • Pielech MRyan M, Logan D, Kaczynski K, White MT, Simons LE (2014). Pain catastrophizing in children with chronic pain and their parents: Proposed clinical reference points and reexamination of the Pain Catastrophizing Scale measure. PAIN.
  • Smith AM, Sieberg CB, Odell S, Randall E, Simons LE (2014). Living Life with My Child's Pain: The Parent Pain Acceptance Questionnaire (PPAQ). Clinical Journal of Pain.
  • Simons LEPielech M, Erpelding N, Linnman C, Moulton E, Sava S, Lebel A, Serrano P, Sethna N, Berde C, Becerra L, Borsook D (2014). The responsive amygdala: Treatment-induced alterations in functional connectivity in pediatric complex regional pain syndrome.PAIN.
  • Cappucci S & Simons LE. Anxiety sensitivity and fear of pain in paediatric headache patients (2014). European Journal of Pain.
  • Lee JL, Eaton C, Gutiérrez-Colina AM, Devine K, Simons LE, Mee L, Blount RL (2014). Longitudinal stability of specific barriers to medication adherence. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
  • Simons LEPielech M, Capucci S, Lebel A (2014). Fear of pain in pediatric headache. Cephalalgia.
  • Carpino E, Segal S, Logan DE, Lebel A, Simons LE (2014). The interplay of pain-related self-efficacy and fear on functional outcomes among youth with headache. Journal of Pain.
  • Simons LE, Moulton EA, Linnman C, Carpino E, Becerra L, Borsook D (2014). The human amygdala and pain: Evidence from neuroimaging. Human Brain Mapping; 35: 527-38.


  • Simons LE, Elman I, Borsook D (2013). Psychological processing in chronic pain: A neural systems approach. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews.
  • Erpelding N, Sava S, Simons LE, Lebel A, Serrano P, Becerra L, Borsook D (2013). Habenula functional resting-state connectivity in pediatric CRPS. Journal of Neurophysiology.
  • Sieberg CS, Simons LE, Edelstein M, DeAngelis M, Sethna N, Hresko T (2013). Pain prevalence and trajectories following pediatric spinal fusion surgery. Journal of Pain; 1694-1702.
  • Pielech M, Sieberg CB, Simons LE (2013). Connecting parents of children with chronic pain through art therapy. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology; 1: 214-226.
  • Reed-Knight B, Loiselle KA, Devine KA, Simons LE, Mee LL, Blount RL (2013). Health-related quality of life and perceived need for mental health services in adolescent solid organ transplant recipients. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings; 20: 88-96.
  • Simons LE (2013). Growing up in the Society of Pediatric Psychology: Reflections of an early career pediatric psychologist. Journal of Pediatric Psychology; 38: 132-4.
  • Simons LE, Sieberg CB, Pielech M, Conroy C, Logan DE (2013). What does it take? Comparing intensive day hospital rehabilitation to outpatient multidisciplinary pain treatment for youth with significant pain-related disability. Journal of Pediatric Psychology; 213-23.
  • Simons LE, Sieberg CB, Coakley RM (2013). Patients with pain are not all the same: Considering fear of pain and other individual factors in treatment. Pain Medicine; 3: 87-9.


  • Simons LE, Kaczynski KJ, Conroy C, Logan DE (2012). Fear of pain in the context of intensive pain rehabilitation among children and adolescents with neuropathic pain: Associations with treatment response. Journal of Pain; 13: 1151-61.
  • Logan DE, Carpino EA, Chiang G, Condon M, Firn E, Gaughan VJ, Hogan M, Leslie DS, Olson K, Sager S, Sethna N, Simons LE, Zurakowski D, Berde CB (2012). A Day-Hospital Approach to Treatment of Pediatric Complex Regional Pain Syndromes: Initial functional outcomes. Clinical Journal of Pain; 28: 766-74.
  • Simons LE, Kaczynski KJ (2012). The Fear Avoidance Model of Chronic Pain: Examination for pediatric application. Journal of Pain; 13: 827-35.
  • Logan DE, Conroy C, Sieberg CB, Simons LE (2012). Changes in willingness to self-manage pain among children and adolescents and their parents enrolled in an intensive interdisciplinary pediatric pain treatment program. PAIN; 153: 1863-70.
  • Simons LE, Sieberg CB, Claar RL (2012). Anxiety and impairment in a large sample of children and adolescents with chronic pain (2012). Pain Research and Management; 17: 93-7.
  • Logan DE, Simons LE, Carpino E (2012). Too sick for school? Parent influences on school functioning among children with chronic pain. PAIN; 153: 437-443.
  • Sieberg CB, Huguet A, von Baeyer CL, Seshia S (2012). Psychological interventions for headache in children and adolescents. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences; 39(1): 26-34.


  • Sieberg CB, Williams S, Simons LE (2011). Do parent protective responses mediate the relation between parent distress and child functional disability among children with chronic pain? Journal of Pediatric Psychology; 36: 1043-51.
  • Guite JW, Logan DE, Simons LE, Blood EA, Kerns RD (2011). Readiness to change in pediatric chronic pain: Initial validation of adolescent and parent versions of the Pain Stages of Change Questionnaire. PAIN; 152: 2301-11.
  • Simons LE, Sieberg CB, Kaczynski KJ (2011). Measuring parent beliefs about child acceptance of pain: A preliminary validation of the Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire, parent report. PAIN; 152: 2294-2300.
  • Kaczynski KJ, Simons LE, Claar RL (2011). Anxiety, coping, and disability: A test of mediation in a pediatric chronic pain sample. Journal of Pediatric Psychology; 36: 932-941.
  • Devine KA, Reed-Knight B, Loiselle KA, Simons LE, Mee LL, Blount RL (2011). Predictors of Long-Term Health-Related Quality of Life in Adolescent Solid Organ Transplant Recipients. Journal of Pediatric Psychology; 36: 891-901.
  • Simons LE, Sieberg CB, Carpino E, Logan DE, Berde C (2011). The Fear of Pain Questionnaire (FOPQ): Assessment of pain-related fear among children and adolescents with chronic pain. Journal of Pain; 12: 677-86.
  • Claar RL, Simons LE (2011). Adolescents’ pain coping profiles: expectations for treatment, functional outcomes, and adherence to psychological treatment recommendations. Pain Research and Management; 16: 192-6.
  • Sieberg CB, Williams S, Simons LE (2011). Do parent protective responses mediate the relation between parent distress and child functional disability among children with chronic pain? Journal of Pediatric Psychology; 36: 1043-51.


  • Devine KA, Reed-Knight B, Simons LE, Mee LL, Blount RL (2010). Prospective comparison of parent and adolescent report of health-related quality of life in adolescent solid organ transplant recipients. Pediatric Transplantation; 14: 1000-6.
  • Simons LE, McCormick ML, Devine K, Blount RL (2010). Medication barriers predict adolescent transplant recipients’ adherence and clinical outcomes at 18 month follow-up. Journal of Pediatric Psychology; 35: 1038-48.
  • Logan DE, Simons LE. Development of a group intervention to improve school functioning in adolescents with chronic pain and depressive symptoms: a study of feasibility and preliminary efficacy. Journal of Pediatric Psychology; 35: 823-36.
  • Simons LE, Logan DE, Chastain L, Cerullo M (2010). Engagement in multidisciplinary interventions for pediatric chronic pain: parental expectations, barriers, and child outcomes. Clinical Journal of Pain; 26: 291-9.
  • Simons LE, Logan DE, Chastain L, Stein M. The relation of social functioning to school impairment among adolescents with chronic pain. Clinical Journal of Pain; 26: 16-22.


  • Hayutin LG, Blount RL, Lewis J, Simons LE, McCormick ML (2009). Skills-based group intervention for adolescent girls with inflammatory bowel disease. Clinical Case Studies; 8: 355-65.
  • Logan DE, Simons LE, Kaczynski KJ (2009). School functioning in adolescents with chronic pain: the role of depressive symptoms in school impairment. Journal of Pediatric Psychology; 34: 882-92.
  • Simons LE, Gilleland J, Blount RL, Amaral S, Berg A, Mee LL (2009). Multidimensional Adherence Classification System (MACS): initial development with adolescent transplant recipients. Pediatric Transplantation; 13: 590-8.
  • Simons LE, McCormick ML, Mee LL, Blount RL (2009). Parent and patient perspectives on barriers to medication adherence in adolescent transplant recipients. Pediatric Transplantation; 13: 338-47.


  • Claar RL, Baber KF, Simons LE, Logan DE, Walker LS (2008). Pain coping profiles in adolescents with chronic pain. PAIN; 140: 368-75.
  • Blount RL, Devine K, Cheng P, Simons LE, Hayutin L (2008). The impact of adult behaviors and vocalizations on infant distress during immunizations. Journal of Pediatric Psychology; 33: 1163-74.
  • Blount RL, Simons LE, Devine KA, Jaaniste T, Cohen LL, Chambers C, Hayutin LG (2008). Evidence-based assessment of coping and stress in pediatric psychology. Journal of Pediatric Psychology; 33: 1021-45.
  • Simons LE, Claar RL, Logan D (2008). Chronic pain in adolescence: parental responses, adolescent coping, and their impact on adolescent’s pain behaviors. Journal of Pediatric Psychology; 33: 894-904
  • Claar RL, Simons LE, Logan D (2008). Parental response to children’s pain: the moderating impact of children’s emotional distress on symptoms and disability. PAIN; 138: 172-9.
  • Logan DE, Simons LE, Stein M, Chastain L. School impairment in adolescents with chronic pain. Journal of Pain; 9: 407-16.
  • Simons LE, Anglin G, Warshaw B, Mahle WT, Vincent RN, Blount RL (2008). Understanding the pathway between the transplant experience and health-related quality of life outcomes in adolescents. Pediatric Transplantation; 12: 187-93.
  • Simons LE, Gilleland J, Hubbard McDanel A, Blount RL, Campbell R (2008). Initial development of the Pediatric Camp Outcome Measure. Children’s Health Care; 37: 158-69.


  • Simons LE, Blount RL, Campbell R, Hubbard A, Goodwin B, Devine K, Benoit M (2007). Decreases in anxiety associated with participation in a camp for children with cardiac defects. Cardiology of the Young; 17: 631-7.
  • Simons LE, Ingerski L, Janicke DJ (2007). Social support, coping, and psychological distress in mothers and fathers of pediatric transplant candidates. Pediatric Transplantation; 11: 781-7.
  • Storch E, Lack C, Simons LE, Murphy T, Geffken G (2007). A measure of functional impairment in youth with Tourette’s syndrome. Journal of Pediatric Psychology; 32: 950-9.
  • Simons LE, Blount RL (2007). Identifying barriers to medication adherence in adolescent transplant recipients. Journal of Pediatric Psychology; 32: 831-44.
  • Ohleyer V, Freddo M, Bagner D, Simons LE, Geffken GR, Silverstein JH, Storch EA (2007). Disease related stress in parents of children who are overweight: relations with parental anxiety and childhood psychosocial functioning. Journal of Child Healthcare; 11: 132-42.

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