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Rod A. Gragg Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Dr. Gragg is a Clinical Director within the Bradley School and Lifespan School Solutions, Inc. The Bradley School is a day treatment program for children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral, and developmental challenges that have made it difficult for them to be successful within the public school setting. Dr. Gragg is board certified in clinical child and adolescent psychology. He is actively involved in teaching activities with residents and fellows within the Clinical Psychology Training Programs of the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and serves as the Coordinator of Evaluations for the training program. His interests lie in the areas of children's stress and coping and treatment outcome, particularly related to day treatment services.

Brown Affiliations

scholarly work

Varni, J.W., Rapoff, M.A., Waldron, S.A., Gragg, R.A., Bernstein, B.H., & Lindsley, C.B. (1996). Effects of perceived stress on pediatric chronic pain. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 19, 515-528.

Varni, J.W., Rapoff, M.A., Waldron, S.A., Gragg, R.A., Bernstein, B.H., & Lindsley, C.B. (1996). Chronic pain and emotional distress in children and adolescents. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 17, 154-161.

Gragg, R.A., Rapoff, M.A., Danovsky, M.B., Lindsley, C.B., Varni, J.W., Waldron, S.A., & Bernstein, B.H. (1996). Assessing chronic musculoskeletal pain associated with rheumatic disease: Further validation of the Pediatric Pain Questionnaire. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 21, 237-250.

Francis, G., & Gragg, R.A. (1996). Childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder. New York: Sage.

Varni, J.W., Waldron, S.A., Gragg, R.A., Rapoff, M.A., Bernstein, B.H., Lindsley, C.B., & Newcomb, M.D. (1996). Development of the Waldron/Varni Pediatric Pain Coping Inventory. Pain, 67, 141-150.

Francis, G., Gragg, R.A., & Radka, D.F. (1995). Day treatment for children and adolescents: Application and evolution of a school-funded model. Continuum: Developments in Ambulatory Mental Health Care, 2, 25-40.

Brown, L.K., Schultz, J.R., & Gragg, R.A. (1995). HIV-infected adolescents with hemophilia: Adaptation and coping. Pediatrics, 96, 459-463.

research overview

Dr. Gragg's interests lie in the area of children's stress and coping in a variety of contexts (e.g., medical conditions, psychiatric symptoms, school problems). He also is interested in treatment outcome, particularly in relation to services provided in day treatment settings.

research statement

Dr. Gragg is not serving as primary investigator on any research projects at this time.

funded research