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Established in 1996 under the direction of Lyn Dahlquist, Ph.D., the pediatric psychology lab at UMBC has conducted numerous research projects in collaboration with hospitals throughout Baltimore and its surrounding suburbs. Current research includes studies regarding the impact of food allergy on the lives of children and their families and the use of virtual reality distraction for acute pain management in children.

The pediatric psychology lab’s team currently includes six graduate students and fourteen undergraduate research assistants. Graduate students and research assistants are involved in numerous lab projects.

This website provides basic information about the pediatric psychology lab, including information about our current, and previous team members, overviews of our current research projects, and listings of the team’s publications and presentations.