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Psychology / Neuropsychology
700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
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The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205 [ map ]

Biography

Kathleen L. Lemanek, PhD, is a Pediatric Psychologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her clinical and research interests focus on pain assessment and management, and psychosocial adjustment to chronic medical conditions, especially sickle cell disease and cystic fibrosis.

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Gender:

  • Female

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Research Interests

Research Center:

Areas of Interest:

  • Our lab is involved in various studies on both cystic fibrosis and sickle cell disease. We engage in clinical research that focuses on the psychosocial aspects of living with a chronic illness, as well as the effectiveness of complementary medical interventions.

Research Funding*:

  • Comprehensive Sickle Cell Treatment Center
    To fund a network Regional Sickle Cell Projects (RSCP), who in partnership with the ODH Sickle Cell Services Program, work to ensure and enhance the availability and accessibility of quality, comprehensive services to Ohioans with or at-risk sickle cell disease, sickle cell trait related hemoglobin disorders. Project: 2530011cc07 Funding period: 07/01/07-06/30/13 Funding agency: Ohio Department of Health
  • An Internet CBT Intervention for Pediatric Chronic Pain and Disability
    Funding Agency: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Project: 5R01HD062538 Funding Period: 08/10 - 07/15 Principal Investigator: Tonya Palermo, Ph.D. (Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Institute) Site Investigator: Kathleen L. Lemanek, Ph.D.
  • Behavioral and Nutrition Treatment to help CF Preschoolers Grow
    Evidence based nutritional interventions that achieve and sustain optimal growth in young children with CF do not exist, despite an urgent need. Such an intervention could positively change the course of clinical lung disease and enhance survival for these children. The objective of this study is to conduct a multi-center, randomized, controlled trial comparing a behavioral plus nutrition intervention condition to an attention control intervention condition. Project: 5 R01DK054915-07 Funding period: 08/01/05-06/30/10 Funding agency: Children’s Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati

Education and Training

Undergraduate School

  • University of Pittsburgh
    Date Completed: 06/30/1980

Graduate School

  • Louisiana State University
    Date Completed: 06/30/1983

Post Doctoral

  • Louisiana State University
    Date Completed: 06/30/1985

Internship

  • Kennedy Krieger Institute
    Date Completed: 06/30/1985

Graduate School

  • Lousiana State University School of Medicine
    Date Completed: 12/18/1985

Department:

  • Pediatrics

Section:

  • Pediatric Psychology & Neuropsychology

Specialty:

  • Pediatric Psychology

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 12/31/2010

Professional Experience

2010–present

  • Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine/Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH

2004–present

  • Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine/Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH

2000–2004

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine/Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH

1998–2000

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine/Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH

1995–1998

  • Courtesy Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

1992–1998

  • Assistant Professor, Departments of Human Development and Family Life & Psychology, The University of Kansas, Lawrence KS

1989–1992

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia/The Children's Seashore House, Philadelphia, PA

1985–1989

  • Assistant Professor, Departments of Pediatrics & Psychology, University of Miami School of Medicine/Mailman Center for Child Development, Miami FL

Publications

  • Lemanek, K.L., & Joseph, M. 2010. Health: Pain and medical prcedures. In Parent's guide to emotional first aid: helping children and adolescents cope with predictable life crises. Edited by G. P. Koocher & A.M. LaGreca. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Lemanek, K.L., & Joseph, M. 2010. Health: Pain and medical procedures. In Parent's guide to emotional first aid: Helping children and adolescents cope with predictable life crises. Edited by G.P. Koocher & A.M. LaGreca. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Lemanek, K.L., Ranalli, M.A., & Lukens, C. 2009. A randomized controlled trial of massage therapy in children with Sickle Cell Disease.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
  • Modi, A.C., Guilfoyle, S.M., Crosby, L.E., Lemanek, K.L., Witherspoon, D., & Mitchell, M.J. 2009. Barriers to treatment adherence for children with sickle cell disease and their families.  Children’s Health Care.
  • Lemanek, K.L., & Ranalli, M. 2009. Sickle cell disease. In Handbook of pediatric psychology (4th ed.).. Edited by M.C. Roberts & R. Steele. New York, NY: Guilford.
  • Crosby, L.E., Modi, A.C., Lemanek, K.L., Guilfoyle, S.M., & Mitchell, M.J. 2009. Perceived barriers to Clinic appointments for adolescents with sickle cell disease.  Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology.
  • Cohen LL, Lemanek K, Blount RL, Dahlquist LM, Lim CS, Palermo TM, McKenna KD, Weiss KE. 2008. Evidence-based assessment of pediatric pain.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Vol. 33, no. 9. (October): 939-955;discussion 956.
  • Quittner AL, Modi AC, Lemanek KL, Ievers-Landis CE, & Rapoff MA. 2008. Evidence-based assessment of adherence to medical treatments in pediatric psychology.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Vol. 33, no. 9. (October): 916-936; discussion 937.
  • Cohen LL, La Greca AM, Blount RL, Kazak AE, Holmbeck GN, Lemanek KL. 2008. Introduction to special issue: Evidence-based assessment in pediatric psychology.  J Pediatric Psychology. Vol. 33, no. 9. (October): 911-915.
  • Mitchell MJ, Lemanek K, Palermo TM, Crosby LE, Nichols A, Powers SW. 2007. Parent perspectives on pain management, coping, and family functioning in pediatric sickle cell disease.  Clinical Pediatrics. Vol. 46, no. 4. (January): 311-319.
  • Lemanek, K.L., & Kirschman, K.J.B. 2007. Anxiety disorders. In Developmental and behavioral pediatrics. Edited by M.L. Wolrich, P.H. Dworkin, D.D.Drotar, & E.C. Perrin. Philadelphia, PA: Elsvier.
  • Lemanek, K.L. 2003. Adherence. In Handbook of pediatric psychology in school settings. Edited by R. Brown. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Brown, K.J., Kilbride, H.K., Turnbull, W., & Lemanek, K.L. 2003. Functional outcome at adolescence of infants less than 801 grams birth weight: Perceptions of children and parents.  Journal of Perinatology.
  • Lemanek, K.L., Ranalli, M., Green, K.L., Biega, C., & Lupia, C. 2003. Sickle cell disease and hemophilia. In Handbook of pediatric psychology (3rd ed.). Edited by M.C. Roberts. New York, NY: Guilford.
  • Lemanek, K.L., Hood, C., Brown, R., Armstrong, F.D., Pegelow, C., & Woods, G. 2002. Dysfunctional eating patterns and symptoms of pica in children and adolescents with sickle cell disease.  Clinical Pediatrics.
  • Lemanek, K.L., & Butz, C.L. 2002. Major mood and anxiety disorders. In Adolescent Medicine Secrets. Questions and Answers Reveal the Secrets to Effective Care of Adolescents. Edited by C. Holland-Hall & R. T.Brown. Philadelphia, PA: Hanley & Belfus, Inc..
  • Lemanek, K.L., Kamps, J., & Chung, N.B. 2001. Empirically supported treatments in pediatric psychology: Regimen adherence.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
  • Drotar, D., & Lemanek, K.L. 2001. Steps toward a clinically relevant science of interventions in pediatric settings.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
  • Lemanek, K.L., Jones, M.L., & Lieberman, B. 2000. Mothers of children with spina bifida: Adaptional and cognitive processes.  Children’s Health Care.
  • Lemanek, K.L., & Koontz, A.D. 1999. Integrated approaches to acute illness. In Handbook of psychotherapies with children and families. Edited by T. Ollendick & S. Russ. New York, NY: Plenum.
  • Lemanek, K.L., Steiner, S., & Grossman, N.J. 1999. Too little, too late: Primary versus secondary interventions for adolescents with sickle cell disease.  Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews on Adolescent Hematology/Oncology.
  • Lemanek, K.L., & Hood, C.A. 1999. Asthma. In Cognitive aspects of chronic illness in children. Edited by R. Brown. New York, NY: Guilford.
  • Roberts, M.C., Carlson, C.I., Erickson, M.T., Friedman, R.M., La Greca, A.M., Lemanek, K.L., Russ, S.W., Schroeder, C.S., Vargas, L.A., & Wohlford, P.F. 1998. A model for training psychologists to provide services to children and adolescents.  Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.
  • Carr, T.D., Lemanek, K.L., & Armstrong, F.D. 1998. Pain and fear ratings: Clinical implications of age and gender differences.  Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.
  • Lemanek, K.L., Trane, S.T., & Weiner, R.E. 1998. Asthma. In Handbook of pediatric and adolescent health psychology. Edited by A.J. Goreczny & M.C. Hersen. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
  • da Costa, I.G., Rapoff, M.A., Lemanek, K.L., & Goldstein, G.L. 1997. Improving adherence to medication regimens for children with asthma and its effect on clinical outcome.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.
  • Lemanek, K.L., Zanolli, K., & Levy, S.E. 1997. Environmental factors influencing weaning of a young child from mechanical ventilator support.  Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.
  • La Greca, A. M., & Lemanek, K. L. 1996. Editorial: Assessment as a process in pediatric psychology.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
  • Lemanek, K.L. 1995. Commentary: Childhood asthma.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
  • Lemanek, K.L., Buckloh, L., Woods, G., & Butler, R. 1995. Diseases of the circulatory system: Sickle cell disease and hemophilia. In Handbook of pediatric psychology (2nd ed.). Edited by M.C. Roberts. New York, NY: Guilford.
  • Drotar, D., La Greca, A.M., Lemanek, K.L., & Kazak, A. 1995. Case reports in pediatric psychology: Uses and guidelines for authors and reviewers.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
  • Lemanek, K.L., Horwitz, W., & Ohene-Frempong, K. 1994. A multiperspective investigation of social competence in children with sickle cell disease.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
  • Lemanek, K.L. 1994. Editorial. Research on pediatric chronic illness: New directions and recurrent confounds.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
  • Fridy, J., & Lemanek, K.L. 1993. Developmental and behavioral issues in the treatment of ventilator-assisted children. In The care of children with long-term tracheostomies. Edited by K. M. Bleile. New York, NY: Singular Press.
  • Lemanek, K.L., Stone, W.L., & Fishel, P.T. 1993. Parent-child interactions in handicapped preschoolers: The relationship between parent behaviors and compliance.  Journal of Clinical Child Psychology.
  • Armstrong, F.D., Lemanek, K.L., Pegelow, C.H., Gonzalez, J.C., & Martinez, A. 1993. Impact of lifestyle disruption on parent and child coping, knowledge, and parental discipline in children with sickle cell disease.  Children's Health Care.
  • Lemanek, K. L. 1990. Adherence issues in the medical management of asthma.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
  • Stone, W.L., Lemanek, K.L., Fishel, P.T., Fernandez, M.C., & Altemeier, W.A. 1990. Play and imitation skills in the diagnosis of autism in young children.  Pediatrics.
  • Stone, W.L., & Lemanek, K.L. 1990. Developmental issues in children's self-reports. In Through the eyes of the child. Obtaining self-reports from children and adolescents. Edited by A.M. La Greca. Needham Heights: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Finney, J.W., Lemanek, K.L., Brophy, C.J., & Cataldo, M.F. 1990. Pediatric appointment keeping: Improving adherence in a primary care allergy clinic.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
  • Stone, W.L., & Lemanek, K.L. 1990. Parental report of social behaviors in autistic preschoolers.  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
  • Finney, J.W., Lemanek, K.L., Cataldo, M.F., Katz, H., & Fuqua, R.W. 1989. Pediatric psychology in primary health care: Brief targeted therapy for recurrent abdominal pain.  Behavior Therapy.
  • Lemanek, K.L., & Van Buren, D.J. 1988. Medical and health-related disorders. In Handbook of behavior therapy in education. Edited by J.C. Witt, S.N. Elliott, & F.M. Gresham. New York: Plenum.
  • Gresham, F.M., & Lemanek, K.L. 1987. Parent education. In A behavioral approach to education of children and youth. Edited by C.A. Maher & S.G. Forman. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Lemanek, K.L., Williamson, D.A., Gresham, F.M., & Jensen, B.J. 1986. Social skills training with hearing-impaired children and adolescents.  Behavior Modification.
  • Lemanek, K.L., Moore, S.L., Gresham, F.M., Williamson, D.A., & Kelley, M.L. 1986. Psychological adjustment of children with sickle cell anemia.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
  • Gresham, F.M., & Lemanek, K.L. 1986. Social skills and interpersonal problem solving in suicidal adolescents.  Seminars in Adolescent Medicine.
  • Lemanek, K.L., & Gresham, F.M. 1984. Social skills training with a deaf adolescent: Implications for placement and programming.  School Psychology Review.
  • Lethermon, V.R., Williamson, D.A., Moody, S.C., Granberry, S.W., Lemanek, K.L., & Bodiford, C. 1984. Factors affecting the social validity of a role-play test of children's social skills.  Journal of Behavioral Assessment.
  • Gresham, F.M., & Lemanek, K.L. 1983. Social skills: A review of cognitive-behavioral training procedures with children.  Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology.
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