Joy Kawamura, PhD

My primary clinical and research interests are in the identification of psychosocial risk factors that predict trajectories of psychosocial adjustment among medically ill youth and their families, and the implementation of evidence-based intervention to address these factors. As a pediatric psychologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital, I provide assessment and intervention services to children with co-occurring medical illnesses through the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. I am currently conducting a QI project that aims to increase equitable access to psychosocial services for youth with inflammatory bowel disease through the implementation of a routine screening program that stratifies families by level of psychosocial risk.

Education

Pediatric Psychology , Stanford University School of Medicine , 2016-2017
Clinical Psychology Internship , University of California, Los Angeles , 2015-2016
Ph.D. , Clinical Psychology , University of Washington , 2010-2016
MS , Psychology , University of Washington , 2010-2012
B.S. , Psychology , University of Washington , 2006-2010

Department Affiliations

Other Affiliations

Embedded Specialty Mental Health
Psychology Training Program – Postoc and Practicuum

Recent Publications

Abdominal Pain After Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Diagnosis: Results From the ImproveCareNow Network.
(2020 Dec)
J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 71(6): 749-754
Murphy LK, Suskind DL, Qu P, Zhou C, Gashi K, Kawamura JS, Palermo TM, ImproveCareNow Pediatric IBD Learning Health System, as stipulated by ICN.

Systematic Review: Psychosocial Correlates of Pain in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
(2020 May 27)
Inflamm Bowel Dis
Murphy LK, de la Vega R, Kohut SA, Kawamura JS, Levy RL, Palermo TM

An emotion coaching parenting intervention for families exposed to intimate partner violence.
(2020 Mar)
Dev Psychol 56(3): 638-651
Katz LF, Gurtovenko K, Maliken A, Stettler N, Kawamura J, Fladeboe K

Trajectories of child and caregiver psychological adjustment in families of children with cancer.
(2018 Aug)
Health Psychol 37(8): 725-735
Katz LF, Fladeboe K, King K, Gurtovenko K, Kawamura J, Friedman D, Compas B, Gruhn M, Breiger D, Lengua L, Lavi I, Stettler N

Trajectories of marital, parent-child, and sibling conflict during pediatric cancer treatment.
(2018 Aug)
Health Psychol 37(8): 736-745
Katz LF, Fladeboe K, Lavi I, King K, Kawamura J, Friedman D, Compas B, Breiger D, Lengua L, Gurtovenko K, Stettler N

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