About Christine Sieberg Madariaga, PhD

Dr. Sieberg completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Rhode Island, where she had a dual focus in Child and Health Psychology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship in Child and Pediatric Health Psychology at Brown Medical School and her postdoctoral fellowship in the Division of Pain Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH). She remained at BCH as an Attending Psychologist, Director of the Biobehavioral Pain Innovations Lab, Associate Director of the Center for Pain and the Brain, and Co-Director of the Pain and Affective Neuroscience Center for nearly 13 years before joining the Center for Health Outcomes and Interdisciplinary Research (CHOIR) in the Department of Psychiatry at MGH. Dr. Sieberg also has a Master of Education with a focus in Risk and Prevention in Children from Harvard University and a Master of Arts in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology from Boston College.  

In addition to her grant-funded research and clinical work, Dr. Sieberg values service and mentoring. She is on the faculty at Harvard Catalyst and is a member of the Harvard Medical School IRB. Nationally, she leads the Research Subgroup for the Society of Pediatric Psychology's Gender Diversity and Pain Special Interest Group and is a member of the United States Association for the Study of Pain's Advocacy Committee. Internationally, she is a board member for the European Pediatric Psychology Network. Additionally, she is an Associate Editor for the Clinical Journal of Pain.  

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Medical Education

  • PhD, University of Rhode Island
  • Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital

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