Behavioral pain management; coping with chronic illness; psychosocial adjustment to transplant
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.
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Certification: Licensed Psychologist.
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Slater SK, Crawford MJ, Kabbouche MA, LeCates SL, Biederman S, Vaughan P, Segars A, Manning P, Burdine D, Powers SW, & Hershey AD. Effects of gender and age on pediatric chronic headache. Cephalalgia. 2009;29(9):969-973.
Crawford MJ, Slater SK, Kabbouche MA, LeCates SL, Segars A, Manning P, Powers SW, & Hershey AD. Menstrual migraine in adolescents. Headache. 2009;49(3):341-347.
Modi AC, Marciel KK, Slater SK, Drotar D & Quittner AL. The Influence of Parental Supervision on Medical Adherence in Adolescents with Cystic Fibrosis: Developmental Shifts from Early to Late Adolescence. Children’s Health Care. 2008;37(1):78-92.
Randomized Clinical Trail in Pediatric Chronic Headache. Research Therapist / Study Assessor. National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke. 2007-present.