Staci Martin Peron, Ph.D.

Staci Martin Peron, Ph.D.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute
Pediatric Oncology Branch


Dr. Martin Peron is a licensed psychologist who specializes in using acceptance and mindfulness-based interventions for coping with physical and psychological effects of illness, and in the neuropsychological assessment of individuals with medical conditions. She serves on the board of several psychology organizations and special interest groups. As clinical and training director of the Pediatric Psychology and Neurobehavioral Research Program at POB, Dr. Martin Peron developed a treatment manual for helping adolescents cope with chronic pain and an internet support group for parents of chronically ill youth.

Areas of Expertise

Pain Coping
Cognitive Assessment
Acceptance And Commitment Therapy
Patient-reported Outcomes
Medication Adherence

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Selected Publications

The relationship between heart rate variability, psychological flexibility, and pain in adolescents and young adults with neurofibromatosis type 1 and chronic pain

Allen TM, Struemph KL, Toledo-Tamula MA, Wolters PL, Baldwin A, Widemann B, Martin S
Pain Practice. 18(8): 969-978, 2018. [ Journal Article ]

Sleep disturbance in adults with sickle cell disease: relationships with executive and psychological functioning.

Rhodes, A., Martin, S., Wolters, P., Rodriguez, Y., Toledo-Tamula, M.A., Struemph, K., Fitzhugh, C., Hsieh, M., Tisdale, J.
Annals of Hematology. 2057-2064, 2020.
Full-Text Article
[ Journal Article ]

A contextual-behavioral perspective on chronic pain during the COVID-19 pandemic and future times of mandated physical distancing.

Rhodes, A., Martin, S., Guarna, J., Vowles, K., & Allen, T.M.
Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science.. 17: 152-158, 2020.
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[ Journal Article ]

Neurocognitive functioning in symptomatic adults with sickle cell disease: A description and comparison with unaffected siblings.

Martin, S., Roderick, M.C., Abel, C., Wolters, P., Toledo-Tamula, M.A., Fitzhugh, C., Hsieh, M., Tisdale, J.
Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.. 2019. [ Journal Article ]

An internet support group for parents of children with neurofibromatosis type 1: A qualitative analysis.

Martin, S, Struemph, KL, Poblete, A, Toledo-Tamula, MA, Lockridge, R, Roderick, MC, & Wolters, P.
Journal of Community Genetics.. 9(3): 327-334, 2018.
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[ Journal Article ]


Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
Nour Al Ghritwati, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
Atara Seigel, Ph.D.
Postbaccalaureate Fellow (CRTA)
Melissa Baker, B.A.