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Emily Foxen-Craft

Clinical Assistant Professor
Pediatrics - Psychology

Postdoctoral fellowship, Michigan Medicine, 2018
Predoctoral internship, Children's Hospital of Michigan, 2016
Ph.D. in clinical psychology, UMBC, 2016
M.A. in human services psychology, UMBC, 2013
B.A. in psychology, Mcgill University, 2011

Emily Foxen-Craft, PhD, is an assistant professor in the division of Pediatric Psychology in the department of Pediatrics. Foxen-Craft received her bachelor’s degree from McGill University and master’s and doctorate from University of Maryland, Baltimore County, focusing on mechanisms of increasing children’s and young adults’ pain tolerance. Following clinical internship at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit in pediatric psychology and neuropsychology, Foxen-Craft completed fellowship at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in pediatric pain psychology. Foxen-Craft joined the faculty to focus on pediatric pain psychology and work with the MiPAIN team, which provides interdisciplinary comprehensive services to children and adolescents with chronic pain. Empirically supported psychology services for pediatric chronic pain typically delivered include biofeedback and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Foxen-Craft’s primary research involves examining the effect of physical activity on preventing and treating chronic pain. Additional research interests include measurement of pain and treatment outcomes.


I am preparing a K-award application to develop phenotypes for treatment matching., Tracking physical activity and pain using actigraphy and EMA among patients in a pediatric chronic pain rehabilitation program.

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Community and Professional Affiliation(s)

American Pain Society

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Behavioral medicine