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Soumitri Sil

Current University: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Location: US
Discipline: Clinical Psychology
Research Supervisor: Susmita Kashikar-Zuck
PICH Mentor: Carl von Baeyer
Member since: January 2009

About me/my research:

My interests are focused on the development and evaluation of interventions to manage chronic pain in children and adolescents and their families. In particular, my research efforts have focused on understanding the mechanisms underlying effective cognitive-behavioral treatments for chronic pain as well as identifying patient characteristics that may predict positive treatment response. I also am interested in better understanding family factors related to the onset and maintenance of chronic pain. /// Became a PICH graduate: July 31, 2013

Representative Publications:
Sil, S., Dahlquist, L., & Burns, A. (2012). Case study: Videogame distraction reduces behavioral distress in a preschool-aged child undergoing repeated burn dressing changes: A single-subject design. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

Sil, S., Dahlquist, L., Thompson, C., Hahn, A., Herbert, L., Wohlheiter, K., & Horn, S. (2012). The effects of coping style on virtual reality enhanced videogame distraction in children undergoing cold pressor pain. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 1-10.

Sil, S., Lynch‐Jordan, A., Ting, T., Peugh, J., Noll, J., & Kashikar‐Zuck, S. (2012). The influence of family environment on long‐term psychosocial functioning of adolescents with juvenile fibromyalgia. Arthritis Care & Research.

Kashikar-Zuck, S., Sil, S., Lynch-Jordan, A., Ting, T., Peugh, J., Schikler, K., . . . Lovell, D. (2013). Changes in pain coping, catastrophizing, and coping efficacy after cognitive-behavioral therapy in children and adolescents with juvenile fibromyalgia. The Journal of Pain.

Sil, S., & Kashikar-Zuck, S. (In press). Towards understanding why cognitive-behavioral therapy is an effective treatment for adolescents with juvenile fibromyalgia. International Journal of Clinical Rheumatology.