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  • Dr. Christine T. Chambers, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology

Appointments:

Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Psychology & Neuroscience, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia;  
Canada Research Chair in Children’s Pain (Tier 1);
Cross-appointed in the Department of Anesthesia, Pain Management, and Perioperative Medicine & the Department of Psychiatry

Affiliations:

Dalhousie University & IWK Health Centre

Research Interests:

Child health; parent-child relationships; acute/medical-related pain; chronic pain; knowledge translation; pain measurement; pediatric pain; pediatric psychology; social media

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.

Membership Status:

Dr. Chambers is a BHCRI Associate Member

Phone:

902-470-7706

Email:

christine.chambers@dal.ca

Website:

pediatric-pain.ca/faculty/Christine_Chambers

Address:

Centre for Pediatric Pain Research, IWK Health Centre, PO Box 9700, 5850/5980 University Avenue, Halifax, Noca Scotia, B3K 6R8 Canada

Publications:

*Higgins, K.S., Birnie, K.A., Chambers, C.T., Wilson, A.C., Caes, L., Clark, A.J., Lynch, M., Stinson, J., & Campbell-Yeo, M. (2015). Offspring of parents with chronic pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis of pain, health, psychological, and family outcomes. Pain, 156(11):2256-66.

Taddio, A., McMurtry, C.M., Shah, V., Pillai Riddell, R., Chambers, C.T., Noel, M., MacDonald, N.E., Rogers, J., Bucci, L., Mousmanis, P., Lang, E., Halperin, S.A., Bowles, S., Halpert, C., Ipp, M., Asmundson, G.J.G., Rieder, M.J., Robson, K., Uleryk, E., Antony, M., Alexander, D., Appleton, M., Dubey, V., Hanrahan, A., Lockett, D., Scott, J., & Votta Bleeker, E.(2015). Clinical practice guideline (summary) for reducing pain during vaccine injections. Canadian Medical Association Journal. DOI:10.1503/cmaj.150391

*Birnie, K.A., Chambers, C.T., Taddio, A., McMurtry, C.M., Noel, M., Pillai Riddell, R., Shah, V., & HELPinKids&Adults Team (2015). Psychological interventions for vaccine injections in children and adolescents: Systematic review of randomized and quasi-randomized controlled trials. Clinical Journal of Pain.

*Boerner, K.E., Birnie, K.A., Chambers, C.T., Taddio, A., McMurtry, C.M., Noel, M., Shah, V., Pillai Riddell, R., & HELPinKIDS&Adults Team (2015). Simple psychological interventions for reducing pain from common needle procedures in adults: Systematic review of randomized and quasi-randomized controlled trials. Clinical Journal of Pain.

McMurtry, C.M., Taddio, A., Noel, M., & HELPinKids&Adults Team (C.T. Chambers is part of the HELPinKids&Adults. (2015). Interventions for the management of high levels of needle fear: Systematic review of randomized controlled trials and quasi-randomized controlled trials. Clinical Journal of Pain.

McMurtry, C.M., Pillai Riddell, R., Taddio, A., Racine, N., Asmundson, G.J.G., Noel, M., Chambers, C.T., Shah, V., & HELPinKids&Adults Team (2015). Far from “just a poke”: Common painful needle procedures and the development of needle fear. Clinical Journal of Pain.

Noel, M., Taddio, A., McMurtry, C.M., Chambers, C.T., Pillai Riddell, R., Shah, V., & HELPinKids&Adults Team (2015). HELPinKids&Adults knowledge synthesis of the management of vaccination pain and high levels of needle fear: Limitations of the evidence and recommendations for future research. Clinical Journal of Pain.

Pillai Riddell, R., Taddio, A., McMurtry, C.M., Chambers, C.T., Shah, V., Noel, M., & HELPinKIDS&Adults Team ( 2015). Psychological interventions for vaccine injections in young children 0 to 3 Years: Systematic review of randomized controlled trials and quasi-randomized controlled trials. Clinical Journal of Pain.

Pillai Riddell, R., Taddio, A., McMurtry, C.M., Shah, V., Noel, M., Chambers, C.T., & HELPinKids&Adults Team (2015). Process interventions for vaccine injections: Systematic review of randomized controlled trials and quasi-randomized controlled trials. Clinical Journal of Pain.

Shah, V., Taddio, A., McMurtry, C.M., Halperin, S.A., Noel, M., Pillai Riddell, R., Chambers, C.T., & HELPinKids&Adults Team (2015). Pharmacological and combined interventions to reduce vaccine injection pain in children and adults: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Journal of Pain.

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