Laura Wright, PhD, joined Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta as a pediatric psychologist in fall 2019. Dr. Wright received her undergraduate degree in psychobiology from Occidental College. She earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Georgia State University and completed her predoctoral internship through the division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Given her interest in pediatric pain, Dr. Wright completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School where she worked in the Pain Treatment Service, Mayo Family Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Center and Pediatric Headache Program.
Dr. Wright’s primary research and clinical interests in the field of pediatric psychology include pain assessment and treatment, pediatric chronic pain, and the promotion of resilience and adaptation among youth who experience pain.
In her spare time, you will find Dr. Wright practicing yoga, watching live music, exploring restaurants and festivals in the Atlanta area, and traveling.
Focus of Practice
- Pediatric psychology
Areas of Interest
- Pain management
- Pediatric chronic pain
- Evidence-based assessment and treatment
Research & Publications
Resilience and adaptation in pediatric pain; Psychosocial factors influencing the pain experience, treatment response and functional outcomes