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Lynnda Dahlquist, Ph.D.


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Contact Information:


Office:       Math/Psychology 335

Phone:      410.455.2411

Fax:           410.455.1055

Lab:           Sondheim 511

Phone:      410.455.3113

Website:   Pediatric Psychology Lab


Ph.D. – Purdue University – 1981

Area of Study:

Child Clinical, Pediatric/Child Health Psychology

Research Interests:

The treatment of acute pain in children; Protective parenting and child and family adjustment to chronic childhood illnesses, such as food allergy and cancer; Social adjustment in children with chronic illness.

Courses Taught:

Abnormal Psychology (PSYC 285)

Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (PSYC 382)

Introduction to Interviewing and Case-Conceptualizing (PSYC 601)

Child Clinical (PSYC 650)

Child Health Psychology (PSYC 742)

Graduate Research and Training Opportunities:

YES: Accepting new HSP graduate students for Fall 2018.

Undergraduate Research and Training Opportunities:

YES  Undergraduate opportunities available.

We have an active undergraduate research lab, with many research opportunities during fall and spring semesters as well as over the summer.  A two-semester commitment is required.  Interested students should email Dr. Dahlquist to arrange for an interview.  Please include your GPA, a resume and statement of interest in your email.



Graduate Program Affiliation(s):

Human Services Psychology (HSP)

Leadership roles in the Department/College/University:

Director, Human Services Psychology program


Selected Publications:

Bollinger, M. E., Dahlquist, L. M., Mudd, K., Sonntag, C., Dillinger, L., & McKenna, K. (2006). The impact of food allergy on the daily activities of children and their families. Annals of Asthma, Allergy, & Clinical Immunology, 96, 415-421.

Law, E. F., Dahlquist, L. M., Sil, S., Weiss, K. E., Herbert, L. J., Wohlheiter, K., & Berrin Horn, S.  (2011).  Videogame distraction using virtual reality technology for children experiencing cold pressor pain:  The role of cognitive processing.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 36, 84-94. doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsq063;PubMedID: 20656761; PMCID: PMC3107585

Wohlheiter, K. A. & Dahlquist, L.M. (2013).  Interactive versus passive distraction for acute pain management in young children: The role of selective attention and development.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 38, 202-212.  doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jss108.  PMID: 23092971

Weiss, K. E., Dahlquist, L. M., & Wohlheiter, K.  (2011).  The effects of interactive and passive distraction on cold pressor pain in preschool-aged children.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 36, 816-826. doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsq125; PubMedID: 21278378; PMCID: PMC3146755

Sil, S., Dahlquist, L. M.  & Burns, A. J. (2013). Videogame distraction reduces pain and behavioral distress in a preschool-aged child undergoing repeated burn dressing changes:  A single-subject design.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 38, 330-341. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jss128. PMID: 23248343