Lauren M. Fussner, Ph.D.

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Lauren M. Fussner, Ph.D. is a psychologist in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training


Predoctoral Internship (Pediatric Psychology), Oregon Heath & Science University, Portland, OR


Postdoctoral Fellowship (Pediatric Pain Psychology), Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Graduate Degree

MA - (Clinical Child Psychology), Miami University, Oxford, OH

PhD - (Clinical Child Psychology), Miami University, Oxford, OH

Titles and Academic Titles

Psychologist, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications


Cunningham, N. R., Fussner, L. M., Moorman, E., Kashikar-Zuck, S., & Brunner, H. (2019). Development and Pilot Testing of the Treatment and Education Approach for Childhood-onset Lupus (TEACH) Intervention for Adolescents and Young Adults with SLE. Pediatric Rheumatology, 17, 1-9.

Fussner, L. M, Black, W. R., Lynch-Jordan, A., DeWitt, E. M., Ting, T., & Kashikar-Zuck, S. (2019). Utility of the PROMIS Pediatric Pain Interference scale to measure outcomes of intervention in adolescents with juvenile fibromyalgia. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 1-6. doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsy110


Fussner, L. M., Schild, C., Lewandowski Holley A. S., & Wilson, A. C. (2018). Parent chronic pain and mental health impact pain-specific parenting behaviors. Canadian Journal of Pain, 2(1), 258-265. doi:10.1080/24740527.2018.1518119

Fussner, L. M., Luebbe, A. M, & Smith, A. R. (2018). Social reward and social punishment sensitivity in relation to dietary restraint and binge/purge symptoms. Appetite, 127, 386–392. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2018.05.133


Fussner, L. M., Mancini, K. J., & Luebbe, A. M. (2017). Depression and Approach Motivation: Differential Relations to Monetary, Social, and Food Reward. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 1-13. doi:10.1007/s10862-017-9620-z

Dodd, D., Velkoff, L., Forrest, L., Fussner, L. M., & Smith, A. R. (2017). An Emaciated Ideal? Using Facial Electromyography to Examine the Association between Eating Disorder Symptoms and Perceptions of Emaciation among Undergraduate Women. Body Image, 21, 47-56. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2017.02.002


Fussner, L. M., Luebbe, A. M., Mancini, K. J., & Becker, S. P. (2016). Emotion dysregulation mediates the longitudinal relation between peer rejection and depression: Differential effects of gender and grade. International Journal of Behavioral Development. doi:10.1177/0165025416669062

Luebbe, A. M., Mancini, K.J., Kiel, E. J., Spangler, B. R., Semlak, J. L., & Fussner, L. M. (2016). Dimensionality of helicopter parenting and relations to emotional, decision-making, and academic functioning in emerging adults. Assessment, 25, 841-857.doi:10.1177/1073191116665907


Forrest, L., Smith, A., R., Fussner, L. M., Dodd, D. & Clerkin, E. (2015). Using implicit and explicit attitudes of exercise importance to predict exercise dependence. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 22, 91-9. doi:10.1016/j.psychsport.2015.06.006

Fussner, L. M., & Smith, A. R. (2015). It’s not me, it’s you: Beliefs about partner preferences are associated with eating disorder symptoms in gay men. Journal of Homosexuality, 62, 1329-1344. doi:10.1080/00918369.2015.1060053


Fussner, L. M., Luebbe, A. M., & Bell, D. J. (2014). Dynamics of positive emotion regulation: Associations with youth depressive symptoms. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 475-488. doi:10.1007/s10802-014-9916-3

Luebbe, A. M., Bump, K., Fussner, L. M., & Mancini, K. J. (2014). Perceived maternal and paternal psychological control: Relations to adolescent anxiety through deficits in emotion regulation. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 45, 565-576. doi:10.1007/s10578-013-0425-3


Luebbe, A. M., Fussner, L. M., Kiel, E. J., Early, M. C., & Bell, D. J. (2013). Role of adolescent and maternal depressive symptoms on transactional emotion recognition: Context and state affect matter. Emotion, 13, 1160-1172. doi:10.1037/a0033923



Book Chapters


Fussner, L. M., & Lynch-Jordan, A. M. (2019). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Pediatric Patients with Chronic Widespread Musculoskeletal Pain. In R.D. Friedberg and J. K. Paternostro (Eds.), Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Pediatric Medical Conditions (pp. 185-200). Switzerland: Springer Nature.

Awards and Honors

2018 Faculty Development Fund Award, Yale Child Study Center ($4200)

2017 LEND Resident Travel Award, Oregon Health & Science University ($800)

2015 – 2016 Dissertation Scholar Research Award, Miami University Department of Psychology ($19,000)

2015 – 2016 Psi Chi Graduate Student of the Year, Selectively given to one graduate student in the Department of Psychology

2015 – 2016 Doctoral and Undergraduate Scholarship Research Award, Miami University, Office for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship ($1,000)

2016 Miami Alumni Research Award, Miami University ($580)

2015 Dissertation Research Awards, Miami University Graduate School and Psychology Department ($600)

2015 Academic Achievement Award, Miami University Graduate School ($300)

2012 – 2015 Graduate Student Travel Awards, Miami University Department of Psychology ($3,000)

2013 Psychology Department Research Award, Miami University Psychology Department ($300)

2012 Graduate Student Teaching Award, Miami University Graduate Student Teaching Enhancement Program ($200)

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Board, Journal of Youth and Adolescence

Ad Hoc Reviewer (Selected Journals), Journal of Pediatric Psychology, Journal of Pain, Pain, Clinical Journal of Pain, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Journal of Clinical Psychology, Child Development

Leadership and Memberships

2017–present Member, Society of Pediatric Psychology

2010–present Member, American Psychological Association

2009–present Member, Psi Chi Honor Society