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March 2019: The puzzle of pediatric pain

Children and adolescents suffer chronic pain to an alarming degree, and yet adults often don’t take it seriously. Jessica Fales, assistant professor of psychology, is conducting research on this understudied field in hopes of finding out how physical pain and psychological pain might be linked. Ultimately, she hopes to learn what social risk and protective factors may contribute to chronic pain, so that preventative interventions and treatments can be developed.

Click on Research Highlights above to read about her work.