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Janice Cohen
Investigator, CHEO Research Institute
Psychologist and Clinical Head, Behavioural Neurosciences and Consultation Liaison Team, Mental Health Patient Service Unit, CHEO
Clinical Professor, School of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences,
University of Ottawa

613-737-7600 Ext. 2497
Research Practice Areas:
Current Research:
Dr. Cohen’s primary research activity focuses on the development and implementation of a multifaceted, clinical decision-making tool, the Pediatric Intermed (PIM), to improve the assessment of psychosocial needs and treatment planning for children and youth with complex health needs. Her research team is examining the characteristics of the PIM in children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), and its relation to disease course and health care utilization. Dr. Cohen is also a CHEO co-site investigator in a multisite Canadian Institutes of Health Research-funded study investigating knowledge translation strategies in pediatric procedural pain.
Research Team:
Dr. Cohen has been a clinical psychologist at CHEO for almost 20 years, with a focus on working with children and youth who have both physical and mental health concerns. She has conducted research on best practice models and tools in the provision of integrative collaborative health care, most recently in the areas of pediatric IBD, and pediatric acute and chronic pain. Dr. Cohen has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Waterloo and is a Clinical Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa. For over a decade, she has served as the Director of Training in Psychology at CHEO.
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