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Ryan N. James
Ryan N. James, PhD

Ryan N. James, PhD

Instructor, St. Jude Faculty



Postdoctoral Fellowship – University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital, Gainesville, FL
APA Accredited Internship – Washburn Center for Children, Minneapolis, MN
PhD – Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
MA – Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
BS – University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Clinical Interests

  • Pediatric pain and somatic symptoms
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA)

Research Interests

  • Assessment and treatment of pediatric pain from a biopsychosocial perspective
  • Examining the role of executive functioning in youth adjusting to chronic illness

Selected Publications

Cummins RN, Gretkierewicz S, Anderson AI, Piscitello J, Kelley ML. Treatment of ADHD with and without intellectual disabilities. In J. L. Matson (Ed.) Handbook of Dual Diagnosis: Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment in Persons with Intellectual Disabilities 2020.

Piscitello J, Cummins RN, Meyer K, Kelley ML. Development and initial evaluation of the adolescent routines questionnaire: Parent and self-report. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment 1-13, 2018.

Last update: October 2022