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Jennifer L Sherker

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Pediatric Psychologist, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania
Psychosocial Manager, Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome Program, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Psychosocial Manager, Pain Services, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Psychosocial Manager, Acquired Autonomic Dysfunction Program, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care
10th floor, Room 10111
3500 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-0698
Education:
BA (Psychology, Public Communication)
The American University, 1996.
MS (Experimental Psychology)
Villanova University, 1999.
PsyD (Clinical Psychology)
Pepperdine University, 2003.
Post-Graduate Training
Psychology Intern - Clinical Psychology, Kaiser Permanente - Los Angeles, CA, 2002-2003.
Post Doctoral Fellow - Neuropsychology, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, 2003-2005.
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Selected Publications

Kaplan, L.M., Jenicek, G, Ortiz, P, Psihogios, A.M., Sherker, J.L, Velazquez-Martin, B., & Barakat, L.P.: Improving behavioral health services for patients and families with limited English proficiency through collaboration with interpreter services. Poster Presentation at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, New Orleans, LA April 2019.

Lewcun, B., Kennedy, T.M., Miller, K.S., Weiss, D., Rog, W., Sherry, D.D., & Sherker, J. : The Role of Parental Pain Catastrophizing in Longitudinal Functional Outcomes for Children with Amplified Pain. Poster Presentation at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, New Orleans, LA April 2019.

Weiss, D., Miller, K.S., Kennedy, T.M., Sherker, J., Rog, W., Lewcun, B., Sherry, D.D. : The role of parent pain catastrophizing in moderating the link between functional disability and school attendance among youth with amplified musculoskeletal pain. Poster Presentation at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, Orlando, FL April 2018.

Miller, K.S., Lewcun, B., Kennedy, T.M., Weiss, D., Sherker, J., Rog, W., Sherry, D.D. : Predicting parent emotional functioning and behavioral responses based on parent pain history in children with amplified musculoskeletal pain syndrome. Poster Presentation at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, Orlando, FL April 2018.

Hildenbrand, A. K., Weiss, D., Kennedy, T. M., Miller, K. S., Chen, F. F., Marsac, M. L., Daly, B. P., Sherry, D. D., & Sherker, J. : Childhood trauma, internalizing symptoms, and pain-related disability in youth with chronic pain. Poster Presentation at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL April 2018.

Lewcun B, Kennedy TM, Tress J, Miller KS, Sherker J, Sherry DD: Predicting Suicidal Ideation in Adolescents with Chronic Amplified Pain: The Roles of Depression and Pain Duration. Psychological Services 15(3): 309-315, 2018.

Sherker, J & Miller, K: Facing Anxiety: The CHOP AMPS Program. WHYY Interview October 2017.

Sherry DD, Brake L, Tress JL, Sherker J, Fash K, Ferry K, Weiss PF: Treatment of Juvenile Fibromyalgia with an Intensive Physical and Psychosocial Program. Journal of Pediatrics 167(3): 731-737, 2015.

Sherker, J & Ferrence, J: School and Psychological Aspects. Segment in Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain in Children. Diagnosis and Treatment. A Guide for Physical & Occupational Therapists [educational video]. 2013.

Passo, MH (moderator), Sherry, DD (discussant), & Sherker, JL (discussant): Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes in Children and Adolescents Pediatric UPDATE 31(12), 2011.

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