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Amanda L. Stone

Doctoral Candidate
Research Area: Clinical Science

My research program focuses on developing an intergenerational model for the transmission of chronic pain and related disability from parents to offspring.  My ultimate goal is to develop family based interventions and preventive interventions for pediatric chronic pain and related outcomes (e.g., disability, internalizing disorders).

I am completing my clinical internship during the 2016-2017 academic year at the University of Mississippi Medical Center/G. V. (Sonny) Montgomery VAMC Consortium.

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Representative Publications

Publications:

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(Maiden name: Sherman)

Russell, A. C., Stone, A. L., Walker, L. S. (in press). Nausea in children with functional abdominal pain predicts physical and mental health outcomes in young adulthood. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2016.07.006

Reed-Knight, B., Maddux, M. H., Deacy, A. D., Lamparyk, K., Stone, A. L., Mackner, L. (2017). Brain-gut interactions and maintenance factors in pediatric gastroenterological disorders: Recommendations for clinical care. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 5(1): 93-105.

Stone, A. L. & Walker, L. S. (2017). Adolescents' observations of parent pain behaviors: Preliminary measure validation and test of social learning theory in pediatric chronic pain. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 42(1): 65-74. doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsw038

Stone, A. L., Walker, L. S., Laird, K. T., Shirkey, K. C., Smith, C. A. (2016). Pediatric Pain Beliefs Questionnaire: Psychometric properties of the short form. Journal of Pain, 17(9): 1036-1044doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2016.06.006

Stone, A. L., Wilson, A. C. (2016). Transmission of risk from parents with chronic pain to offspring: An integrative conceptual model. PAIN, 157(12): 2628-2639. doi:10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000637

Morris, M. C., Walker, L. S., Bruehl, S., Stone, A. L., Mielock, A. S., Rao, U. (2016). Impaired conditioned pain modulation in youth with functional abdominal pain. PAIN, 157(10): 2375-2381. doi:10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000660

Russell, A.C., Stone, A.L., Walker, L.S. (2016). Functional nausea in children: A review of the literature and need for diagnostic criteria. Children, 3(1):5. doi:10.3390/children3010005

Sherman, A. L., Morris, M. C., Bruehl, S., Walker, L. S. (2015). Heightened temporal summation of pain in patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders and history of trauma. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 49(6): 785-792. doi: 10.1007/s12160-015-9712-5

Morris, M. C., Walker, L. S., Bruehl, S., Hellman, N., Sherman, A.L., Rao, U. (2015). Race effects on temporal summation to heat pain in youth. Pain, 156(5), 917-22. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000129

Laird, K. T., Sherman, A. L., Smith, C. A., Walker, L. S. (2015). Validation of the Abdominal Pain Index using a revised scoring method. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsu118

Sherman, A. L., Anderson, J., Rudolph, C. D., Walker, L.S. (2015). Lactose-free milk or soy-based formulas do not improve caregivers’ distress or perceptions of difficult infant behavior. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000000743

Noel, M., Palermo, T. M., Essner, B., Zhou, C., Levy, R. L., Langer, S. L., Sherman, A. L., Walker, L. S. (2015). A Developmental analysis of the factorial validity of the parent-report version of the Adult Responses to Children’s Symptoms (ARCS) in children versus adolescents with chronic pain or pain-related chronic illness. The Journal of Pain, 16(1), 31-41. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2014.10.005

Shelby, G. D., Shirkey, K. C., Sherman, A. L., Beck, J. E., Haman, K., Shears, A. R., Horst, S. N., Smith, C. A., Garber, J., Walker, L. S. (2013). Functional abdominal pain in childhood and long-term vulnerability to anxiety disorders. Pediatrics, 132(3),475-482. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-2191

Sherman, A. L., Bruehl, S., Smith, C. A., Walker, L. S.  (2013). Individual and additive effects of mothers' and fathers' chronic pain on health outcomes in young adults with a childhood history of functional abdominal pain. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 38(4), 365-375. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jss131

Walker, L. S., Sherman, A. L., Bruehl, S., Garber, J., Smith, C. A. (2012). Functional abdominal pain patient subtypes in childhood predict functional gastrointestinal disorders with chronic pain and psychiatric comorbidities in adolescence and adulthood. Pain153(9), 1798-1806. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2012.03.026

Firmin, M. W., Burger, A. J., Sherman, A. L., Grigsby, M. E., Croft, J. N. (2011). Coping constructs related to college students with chronic pain. Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 6(1), 32-44.


Published conference abstracts:

Stone, A. & Walker, L.S. (2016). (177) Adolescents' observations of parent pain behaviors. Journal of Pain, 17(4): S20. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2016.01.080

Morris, M.C., Walker, L.S., Bruehl, S., Sherman, A., Mielock, A., Rao, U. (2016). (236) Impaired conditioned pain modulation in youth with functional abdominal pain. Journal of Pain, 17(4): S34-S35. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2016.01.140

Mielock, A., Walker, L., Morris, M., Bruehl, S., Sherman, A., Rao, U. (2016). (234) Conditioned pain modulation predicts changes in somatization: racial differences. Journal of Pain, 17(4): S34. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2016.01.138

Russell, A., Sherman, A., Walker, L. (2015). 620 Nausea complicating recurrent abdominal pain in childhood predicts functional GI disorders, disability, depression and anxiety in young adulthood: Results of a prospective cohort study. Gastroenterology, 148(4): S-122. doi: 10.1016/S0016-5085(15)30423-6

Presentations:

Stone, A. L., & Walker, L. S. (2016, October). Adolescents’ observations of parent pain behaviors inform their own pain experiences.  In Compas, B. (Chair), Problems in parenting with pediatric populations: Opportunities for behavioral interventions.  Symposium presented at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy’s 50th Annual Convention, New York, NY.

Stone, A.L., & Walker, L.S. (2016, April). Parental pain behaviors and impairment predict pain, pain beliefs, and disability in adolescents with functional abdominal pain. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Sherman, A.L., Walker, L.S. (2015, June). Individual pain profiles as targets for tailored treatment for functional abdominal pain. In Cunningham, N. (Chair), Towards a stepped-care approach: Exploring targets and levels of behavioral intervention in pediatric chronic pain. Symposium conducted at the International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Seattle, WA.

Russell, A., Sherman, A.L., Walker, L.S. (2015, May). Nausea complicating recurrent abdominal pain in childhood predicts functional GI disorders, disability, depression and anxiety in young adulthood: results of a prospective cohort study. Lecture accepted for presentation at Digestive Disease Week, Washington D.C.

Hellman, N., Morris, M.C., Walker, L., Bruehl, S., Sherman, A., & Rao, U. (2015, May). Race effects on conditioned pain modulation in youth. Poster presented at the 27th Association for Psychological Science       Annual Convention, New York, NY.

Sherman, A.L., Young, J., Bruehl, S., Walker, L.S., (2015, April). Menstrual pain severity in adolescent females relates to clinical signs of central sensitization and associated psychological factors. Poster presented at Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Sherman, A.L., Anderson, J., Rudolph, C.D., Walker, L.S. (2014, September). Lactose-Free Formulas Do Not Improve Caregiver Perceptions of Infant Behavior and Caregivers  Quality of Life: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Oral presentation at Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN.

Sherman, A.L., Smith, C.A., Laird, K.T., Shirkey, K.C., Walker, L.S. (2014, May). Psychometric properties of the Pain Beliefs Questionnaire for children and adolescents. Canadian Pain Society Annual Conference, Quebec City, QB.

Sherman, A.L., Morris, M.C., Bruehl, S., Westbrook, T.D., Walker, L.S. (2014, March). Trauma history associated with heightened temporal summation of experimental pain in adolescents and young adults with chronic abdominal pain since childhood. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Sherman, A.L., & Walker, L.S. (2013, April). The relation between heart rate variability, pain threat, and gastrointestinal symptoms in females with a childhood history of functional abdominal pain. Poster presented at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Sherman, A.L., Laird, K.T., Bruehl, S., & Walker, L. S. (2013, April). Measuring heat pain threshold, tolerance, and temporal summation in pediatric chronic pain populations. Poster presented at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Laird, K.T., Sherman, A.L., Walker, L.S. (2013, April). Pain self-efficacy and coping mediate the relation between attachment and adjustment in individuals with a history of pediatric functional abdominal pain. Poster presented at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Noel, M., Palermo, T. M., Essner, B., Levy, R. L., Sherman, A., & Walker, L. S. (2013, April). The factor structure of the Adult Responses to Child Symptoms (ARCS) in children versus adolescents: A developmental analysis. Poster presented at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Shelby, G.D., Sherman, A.L., Walker, L.S. (2011, April). Life stress and health status in adolescents and young adults with and without long-term chronic abdominal pain. Poster presented at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Sherman, A.L., Shelby, G.D., Walker, L.S. (2011, April). Changes in coping across time in individuals with a history of pediatric chronic abdominal pain. Poster presented at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Westbrook, T.D., Sherman, A.L., Walker, L.S. (2011, April). The role of threat appraisal and perceived coping ability in pediatric chronic abdominal pain: Evidence for a fear-avoidance model. Poster presented at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Firmin, M., Grigsby, M., Croft, J., Sherman, A., Burger, A. (2010, May). The impact of chronic pain on college students quality of life. Poster presented at the 22nd Annual Association for Psychological Science Conference, Boston, MA.

Sherman, A. L., Shelby, G. D., Crish, C. M., Walker, L. S. (2010, April). Pain catastrophizing as a predictor of current abdominal pain severity and functional disability in individuals with a history of pediatric chronic abdominal pain, Poster presented at the 31st Annual Society of Behavioral Medicine Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Firmin, M., Sherman, A., Burger, A., Grigsby, M., & Croft, J. (2010, February).Coping constructs related to college students with chronic pain. Paper presented at the 13th Annual Conference of the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Las Vegas, NV.

Firmin, M., Sherman, A., Burger, A., Grigsby, M., & Croft, J. (2009, December). A qualitative study of cognitive factors in university students coping with chronic pain. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Social Science Research, Nashville, TN.