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Stacia Martin Peron, Ph.D.
In addition to her work at the NCI, from 2003 to 2007 Dr. Martin Peron served as the lead instructor and supervisor for the graduate-level assessment courses in the Psychology Department at the George Washington University (GWU). She continues as an adjunct faculty member, consulting on assessment and therapy cases and advising on dissertation research. Further, she is on the board of directors for the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science, and leads the Clinical Committee section of the Pain Special Interest Group of the Society of Pediatric Psychology.
Dr. Martin Peron's research has involved collaborative investigations of neuropsychological aspects of chronic illness; the use of acceptance-based therapy for pain coping; medication adherence in children with chronic conditions; and emotional, behavioral, and family functioning among children and adolescents with cancer, neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), and HIV disease. Currently, she is the principal investigator of studies examining the effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for adolescents with NF1 and chronic pain, validation of patient-reported outcome measures of pain intensity and pain interference in individuals with cancer, NF1, and sickle cell disease, and use of an internet support group for parents of children with NF1.
This page was last updated on 3/12/2014.