Deirdre Logan, PhD

Deirdre Logan, Ph.D. ABPP, is a pediatric psychologist in the Department of Anesthesia at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) and associate professor of psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. Since 2008 she has served as Director of Psychology Services for the Division of Pain Medicine at BCH. She directs the postdoctoral fellowship training program in pediatric pain psychology and is a member of the ACGME pain fellow training committee at BCH. Dr. Logan received her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan and completed postdoctoral training in pediatric psychology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she subsequently served on faculty in the Pain Management Program, Department of Anesthesia.

Dr. Logan’s research focuses on psychological aspects of pediatric chronic pain, with emphasis on the roles of school and family systems in the child’s pain experience. An additional area of focus is on implementation and evaluation of care innovations in intensive interdisciplinary pediatric pain rehabilitation, an area where she currently oversees multiple grant-funded research projects.  Dr. Logan has published over 80 scholarly peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on psychological factors in pediatric pain. She is an elected member of the Pain in Childhood Special Interest Group (SIG) council of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), a past president of the Pediatric Pain SIG of the American Pain Society, and an international faculty member of the Pain In Child Health (PICH) training consortium. Dr. Logan is the current Editor of the Pediatric Pain Letter, published by the IASP Pain in Childhood SIG, and an Editorial Board member for Health Psychology and the Journal of Pediatric Psychology. She was named a Mayday Pain and Society Fellow (2014).