Anne M. Lynch-Jordan, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist, Clinical, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-4336

Fax 513-636-7756



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


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

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 Clinic (named a Clinical Center of Excellence by the American Pain Society in 2007).

Dr. Lynch-Jordan is the associate director of the O'Grady Residency in Pediatric Psychology, and is a team leader in the Academic Collaborative, a hospital-wide initiative aimed at integrating quality improvement science into academic divisions at Cincinnati Children's.

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 school attendance/absences in the pediatric chronic pain population. She is a study therapist for an NIH clinical trial investigating behavioral interventions for juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome.

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.

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Kashikar-Zuck S, Flowers SR, Claar RL, Guite JW, Logan DE, Lynch-Jordan AM, Palermo TM, Wilson AC. Clinical utility and validity of the Functional Disability Inventory among a multicenter sample of youth with chronic pain. Pain. 2011 Jul;152(7):1600-7.

Lynch-Jordan AM, Kashikar-Zuck S, Goldschneider KR. Parent perceptions of adolescent pain expression: the adolescent pain behavior questionnaire. Pain. 2010 Dec;151(3):834-42.

Kashikar-Zuck S, Parkins IS, Ting TV, Verkamp E, Lynch-Jordan A, Passo M, Graham TB. Controlled follow-up study of physical and psychosocial functioning of adolescents with juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2010 Nov;49(11):2204-9.

Kashikar-Zuck S, Flowers SR, Verkamp E, Ting TV, Lynch-Jordan AM, Graham TB, Passo M, Schikler KN, Hashkes PJ, Spalding S, Banez G, Richards MM, Powers SW, Arnold LM, Lovell D. Actigraphy-based physical activity monitoring in adolescents with juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome. J Pain. 2010 Sep;11(9):885-93.

Kashikar-Zuck S, Johnston M, Ting TV, Graham BT, Lynch-Jordan AM, Verkamp E, Passo M, Schikler KN, Hashkes PJ, Spalding S, Banez G, Richards MM, Powers SW, Arnold LM, Lovell D. Relationship between school absenteeism and depressive symptoms among adolescents with juvenile fibromyalgia. J Pediatr Psychol. 2010 Oct;35(9):996-1004.

Lynch-Jordan AM, Kashikar-Zuck S, Crosby LE, Lopez WL, Smolyansky BH, Parkins IS, Luzader CP, Hartman A, Guilfoyle SM, Powers SW. Applying quality improvement methods to implement a measurement system for chronic pain-related disability. J Pediatr Psychol. 2010 Jan-Feb;35(1):32-41.

Lynch-Jordan A, Kashikar-Zuck S, Flower S, Harding K, Wolf D, Paulford-Lecher N, Desai A, Szabova A, Goldschneider K. The relationship between adolescent pain behaviors and catastrophizing on parent catastrophizing about their adolescents’ pain. The Journal of Pain. 2010 11(4), (1 Suppl), 18.

Flowers S, Kashikar-Zuck S, Verkamp E, Lynch-Jordan A, Strotman D, Ting Schikler K, Spalding S, Hashkes P, Richards M, Banez G, Arnold L, Powers S, Lovell D. The relationship between pain catastrophizing, coping efficacy, and objectively measured physical activity in adolescents with Juvenile Primary Fibromyalgia Syndrome. The Journal of Pain. 2010 11(4), (1 Suppl), 16.

Zafar M, Kashikar-Zuck S, Slater S, Allen J, Flowers S, Verkamp E, Ting T, Lynch-Jordan A, Kabbouche M, Hershey A, Powers S. Childhood abuse in pediatric patients with juvenile fibromyalgia and chronic daily headache. The Journal of Pain. 2010 11(4), (1 Suppl), 13.

Kashikar-Zuck S, Lynch A, Slater S, Graham TB, Swain NF, Noll R. Family factors, emotional functioning, and functional impairment in juvenile fibromyalgia syndrome. Arthritis Care and Research. 2008 59(10),1392-98.