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Pediatric Psychologist, Clinical, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



"In my practice, I like to foster self-management and independent self-care in children and adolescents with chronic pain. My goal is to help them discover and develop a variety of nonmedical tools to help cope with their symptoms and emotions."

My Biography & Research


Anne M. Lynch-Jordan, PhD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of pediatric chronic pain. She is the primary pain psychologist in the Headache Center (named a Clinical Center of Excellence by Medical Economics in 2009), Epidermolysis Bullosa Center, and the Pain Management Center (named a Clinical Center of Excellence by the American Pain Society in 2007). Dr. Lynch-Jordan directs the Outpatient Behavioral Pain Management Service in Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology and continues to lead this team by using quality improvement science for program enhancement.

Dr. Lynch-Jordan is a professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Anesthesia (Affiliated) at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine. Academic duties include training/mentoring and she serves as a supervisor for the BMCP O’Grady Residency in Pediatric Psychology and also mentors trainees completing psychology and medical fellowships in pediatric chronic pain.

Dr. Lynch-Jordan's current research interests include parenting behavior and illness behavior encouragement of children with chronic pain. Additionally, she is interested in pain expression and factors contributing to functional disability in the pediatric chronic pain population. Finally, she will be serving as the mental health safety officer on a large, multi-site NIH clinical trial investigating combined behavioral (cognitive behavioral therapy) and sports medicine (neuromuscular training) interventions for juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric psychology; child and adolescent clinical psychology; behavioral pain management

Research Interests

Psychosocial factors associated with pediatric chronic pain; child pain behaviors; parenting behaviors

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Behavioral Medicine, Epidermolysis Bullosa EB, Pain Management, Headache Medicine, Pancreas Care

Research Divisions

Clinical Psychology

My Locations

My Education

PhD: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2003.

Internship: University of Florida Health Sciences Center, Gainesville, FL, 2002-03.

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2003-05.

My Publications

Randomized clinical trial of Fibromyalgia Integrative Training (FIT teens) for adolescents with juvenile fibromyalgia - Study design and protocol. Kashikar-Zuck, S; Briggs, MS; Bout-Tabaku, S; Connelly, M; Daffin, M; Guite, J; Ittenbach, R; Logan, DE; Lynch-Jordan, AM; Myer, GD; et al. Controlled Clinical Trials. 2021; 103.

The Role of Psychology in the Care of Children With Pancreatitis. Rich, KL; Abu-El-Haija, M; Nathan, JD; Lynch-Jordan, A. Pancreas. 2020; 49:887-890.

Topical Review: Enhancing Understanding of the Clinical Meaningfulness of Outcomes to Assess Treatment Benefit from Psychological Therapies for Children with Chronic Pain. Palermo, TM; Kashikar-Zuck, S; Lynch-Jordan, A. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2020; 45:233-238.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Pediatric Patients with Chronic Widespread Musculoskeletal Pain. Fussner, LM; Lynch-Jordan, AM. Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Pediatric Medical Conditions. 2019.

Characterizing Social and Academic Aspects of School Anxiety in Pediatric Chronic Pain. Gibler, RC; Beckmann, EA; Lynch-Jordan, AM; Kashikar-Zuck, S; Mano, KE J. Clinical Journal of Pain. 2019; 35:625-632.

Utility of the PROMIS Pediatric Pain Interference Scale in Juvenile Fibromyalgia. Fussner, LM; Black, WR; Lynch-Jordan, A; Morgan, EM; Ting, TV; Kashikar-Zuck, S. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2019; 44:436-441.

Clinical Reference Points for the Screen for Child Anxiety-related Disorders in 2 Investigations of Youth With Chronic Pain. Cunningham, NR; Jagpal, A; Nelson, S; Mano, KE J; Tran, ST; Lynch-Jordan, AM; Hainsworth, K; Peugh, J; Mara, CA; Kashikar-Zuck, S. Clinical Journal of Pain. 2019; 35:238-246.

Long-term outcomes of adolescents with juvenile-onset fibromyalgia into adulthood and impact of depressive symptoms on functioning over time. Kashikar-Zuck, S; Cunningham, N; Peugh, J; Black, WR; Nelson, S; Lynch-Jordan, AM; Pfeiffer, M; Tran, ST; Ting, TV; Arnold, LM; et al. Pain. 2019; 160:433-441.

Maternal Protective Parenting Accounts for the Relationship Between Pain Behaviors and Functional Disability in Adolescents. Lynch-Jordan, AM; Peugh, J; Cunningham, NR; Trygier, JR; Kashikar-Zuck, S. Clinical Journal of Pain. 2018; 34:1089-1095.

Integrating Psychological Screening Into Medical Care for Youth With Abdominal Pain. Cunningham, NR; Moorman, E; Brown, CM; Mallon, D; Chundi, PK; Mara, CA; Pentiuk, S; Lynch-Jordan, AM; Dykes, DM H; Elfers, J; et al. Pediatrics. 2018; 142.