2016 Jeffrey Lawson Award for Advocacy in Children's Pain Relief
Christine T. Chambers, PhD
Dr. Christine Chambers is a clinical psychologist and Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychology & Neuroscience at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her research lab is based in the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research at the IWK Health Centre. Dr. Chambers’ research examines developmental, psychological, and social influences on children’s pain, with a focus on family factors in pediatric pain and using social media to mobilize evidence-based information about children’s pain to parents. Her research is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). She is the Principal Investigator of the “It Doesn’t Have to Hurt” social media campaign on children’s pain in partnership with the Yummy Mummy Club.ca, an online forum for parents that reaches over 5 million people per month. She is the recipient of career awards from numerous organizations, including the International Association for the Study of Pain’s (IASP) Ulf Lindblom Young Investigator Award. She has given a TEDx talk on children’s pain and developed a YouTube video for parents about how to manage needle pain that has been viewed over 150,000 times in over 120 countries to date.