Shalonda K. Slater, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-4336

Fax: 513-636-7756


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Clinical Interests

Behavioral pain management; coping with chronic illness; psychosocial adjustment to transplant

Research Interests

Family adjustment to chronic illness; child adjustment to chronic pain


Shalonda K. Slater, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

She provides clinical care for children with chronic pain including children with headache, sickle cell disease and children awaiting transplantation. She is also a consultant for a NIH-funded pediatric chronic headache clinical trial which involves implementing a cognitive-behavioral-based intervention which focuses on coping and adherence.

She is a member of the Pain Quality Improvement team, part of a hospital-wide initiative aimed at integrating quality improvement science.

Education and Training

PhD: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2007.

Internship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

Certification: Licensed Psychologist.


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Randomized Clinical Trail in Pediatric Chronic Headache. Research Therapist / Study Assessor. National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke. 2007-present.