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Pediatric Psychologist, Clinical, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

513-636-4336

513-636-7756

My Biography & Research

Biography

I am a pediatric psychologist who specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents with chronic pain. I treat children with headaches, abdominal pain, joint pain, sickle cell disease and other conditions.

I was inspired to pursue a career in pediatric psychology by my love for working with children. I want to help children and adolescents who are dealing with chronic health conditions live full lives and reach their goals.

In my practice, I use a cognitive behavioral approach to help children learn how their thoughts and feelings are related to pain and other physical symptoms. I care about the unique abilities of each child, and I tailor my treatments to meet the needs of the child and family.

In addition to helping patients, I’m involved in research. I am seeking to learn more about ways to help children and adolescents cope with having chronic headaches.

I’m a member of the Pain Quality Improvement team that is part of a hospital-wide initiative aimed at integrating quality improvement science.

In my spare time I enjoy sports, music and spending time with my family.

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

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Divisions

Behavioral Medicine, Liver Transplant, Headache Medicine, Clinical Psychology

My Locations

My Education

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.

My Publications

Migraine in children: presentation, disability and response to treatment. Slater, SK; Powers, SW; O'Brien, HL. Current Opinion in Pediatrics. 2018; 30:775-779.

CBT for Pediatric Migraine: A Qualitative Study of Patient and Parent Experience. Van Diest, AM K; Ernst, MM; Vaughn, L; Slater, S; Powers, SW. Headache. 2018; 58:661-675.

Similarities and Differences Between Migraine in Children and Adults: Presentation, Disability, and Response to Treatment. Van Diest, AM K; Ernst, MM; Slater, S; Powers, SW. Current Pain and Headache Reports. 2017; 21.

Treatment Adherence in Child and Adolescent Chronic Migraine Patients Results From the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Amitriptyline Trial. Van Diest, AM K; Ramsey, RR; Kashikar-Zuck, S; Slater, S; Hommel, K; Kroner, JW; LeCates, S; Kabbouche, MA; O'Brien, HL; Kacperski, J; et al. Clinical Journal of Pain. 2017; 33:892-898.

Trajectory of Improvement in Children and Adolescents With Chronic Migraine: Results From the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Amitriptyline Trial. Kroner, JW; Peugh, J; Kashikar-Zuck, SM; LeCates, SL; Allen, JR; Slater, SK; Zafar, M; Kabbouche, MA; O'Brien, HL; Shenk, CE; et al. Journal of Pain. 2017; 18:637-644.

Adherence to Biobehavioral Recommendations in Pediatric Migraine as Measured by Electronic Monitoring: The Adherence in Migraine (AIM) Study. Van Diest, AM K; Ramsey, R; Aylward, B; Kroner, JW; Sullivan, SM; Nause, K; Allen, JR; Chamberlin, LA; Slater, S; Hommel, K; et al. Headache. 2016; 56:1137-1146.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy plus Amitriptyline for Children and Adolescents with Chronic Migraine Reduces Headache Days to 4 Per Month. Kroner, JW; Hershey, AD; Kashikar-Zuck, SM; LeCates, SL; Allen, JR; Slater, SK; Zafar, M; Kabbouche, MA; O'Brien, HL; Shenk, CE; et al. Headache. 2016; 56:711-716.

Comorbid Psychological Conditions in Pediatric Headache. O'Brien, HL; Slater, SK. Seminars in Pediatric Neurology. 2016; 23:68-70.

Treating migraine in teenagers. Hagler, SE; Slater, S; O'Brien, HL. JCOM. 2016; 23:34-48.