Jody Thomas, PhD
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose - 09/22/2022

 

 

Brief bio:  Jody Thomas, PhD

 

Dr. Thomas is a licensed clinical health psychologist and specialist in pediatric medical illness and trauma. She is an internationally known expert in pediatric pain, a sought-after speaker and writer, and has trained medical professionals around the world. She is also the founder and CEO of the Meg Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering kids and families to prevent pain and medical anxiety. Before starting the Foundation, she was the founding Clinical Director of the Packard Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Center at Stanford, and Assistant Professor (currently adjunct faculty) at the Stanford University School of Medicine. As an expert in medical hypnosis, she is also core faculty at the National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute. Her work has been featured in the mainstream media, on the American Academy of Pediatrics and CDC websites, and recent honors include being selected as a trusted messenger for the We Can Do This vaccine campaign for the Department of Health and Human Services and the office of the Surgeon General.