Biographies

Sara E. Williams, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-4336

Email: sara.williams2@cchmc.org

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Specialties

Clinical

Pediatric chronic pain; pediatric psychology; cognitive behavioral therapy

Research

Psychosocial factors affecting pediatric chronic pain; parent-child interaction

Biography

Sara E. Williams, PhD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment, treatment, and research of pediatric chronic pain. She is the clinical director of the Functional Independence Restoration program for inpatient pediatric chronic pain rehabilitation. She also practices as a pain psychologist in the Headache Center and Pain Management Clinic. 

Dr. Williams’ research interests focus on psychosocial factors affecting children’s and parents’ experience of pediatric chronic pain conditions. She is a study therapist for an NIH funded clinical trial investigating exercise and behavioral interventions for adolescents with fibromyalgia.

Education and Training

PhD: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2007.

Internship: University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 2006-2007.

Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2008-2010.

Certification: Licensed Clinical Psychologist.

Publications

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Grants

Chronic Illness Self-Management in Children and Adolescents. Study therapist. National Institutes of Health. 2013-2015.