Ph.D. (Clinical Developmental Psychology) York University
BA (Honours Psychology; Dalhousie University) MA (Clinical Developmental Psychology; York University)
Hannah is currently in the fourth year of her PhD program in Clinical-Developmental Psychology. She defended her Master’s thesis in 2016, which was based on a measure of insensitive parent behaviours that increase infant pain-related distress during vaccination (the OUCHI Tool). After spending her Master’s degree studying the role of parents’ soothing during vaccination, Hannah’s dissertation aims to better understand children’s own self-regulatory behaviours used during vaccination, and how parent soothing influences this. Hannah’s other primary research questions include how parent mental health impacts their soothing behaviours and children’s pain during vaccination. She has also been involved in several other research projects in the OUCH Lab aiming to understanding the role of parent sensitivity during vaccination. She is also part of our lab’s Cochrane Review on the efficacy of non-pharmacological interventions for young child procedural pain. Hannah will be applying for her pre-doctoral internship this Fall.
Gennis, H., Pillai Riddell, R., O’Neill, M., Katz, J., Taddio, A., Garfield, H., & Greenberg, S. (2018). Parental psychological distress moderates the impact of a video intervention to help parents manage young child vaccination pain. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 43(10), 1170-1178. doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsy058. Pillai Riddell, R.*, Gennis, H.*, Tablon, P., Greenberg, S., & Garfield, H. (2018). Developing a measure of distress-promoting parent behaviours during infant vaccination: Assessing reliability and validity. Canadian Journal of Pain,2(1), 135-144. doi:10.1080/24740527.2018.1471325. * Shared first authorship and equal contributions by Pillai Riddell and Gennis
Gennis, H., DiLorenzo, M., Pillai Riddell, R., Spiegel, R., Connolly, J. R., & Martin, J. (revised and resubmitted). Enhancing the undergraduate student positive research perceptions through exposure to university researchers: A quasi cluster-randomized randomized controlled study. Innovations in Education & Teaching International. Racine, N. M., Gennis, H., Pillai Riddell, R. Greenberg, S., & Garfield, H. (2018). Distress responses in a routine vaccination context: Relationships to early child mental health. Children,5(29), 1-11. doi:10.3390/children5020029.
Badovinac, S., Gennis, H., Pillai Riddell, R., Garfield, H., & Greenberg, S. (2018) Understanding the relative contributions of sensitive and insensitive parent behaviors on infant vaccination pain.Children, 5(80), 1-13. doi:10.3390/children5060080
Pillai Riddell, R., Gennis, H., Taddio, A., & Racine, N. (2016). Are parents really that important to managing vaccination pain during infancy? Pain Management, 6(1), 13-17. Atkinson, N., Gennis, H., Racine, N., Pillai Riddell, R., Garfield, H., & Greenberg, S. (2015). Caregiver emotional availability, caregiver soothing behaviors, and infant pain during immunization. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40(10), 1105-1114.
Pillai Riddell, R. R, Racine, N. M., Gennis H. G., Turcotte, K., Uman, L. S., Horton, R. E., Ahola Kohut, S., Hillgrove Stuart, J., Stevens, B., & Lisi, D. M. (2015). Non-pharmacological management of infant and young child procedural pain. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD006275. INVITED CHAPTERS
Gennis, H., & Pillai Riddell, R. (2018) Pain in infancy: The primacy of the social context. In: K. Prkachin, T. Vervoort, Z. Trost, & K. Karos (Eds.), Social and interpersonal dynamics of pain: We don’t suffer alone (pp. 379-393). New York: Springer.
Scholarships and Research Awards:
SSHRC Doctoral Fellowshup ($40,000): 2019-2021 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (Declined): 2019 Meighen Wright Graduate Scholarship in Maternal-Child Health: 2018 Ontario Graduate Scholarship: 2017-2018 LaMarsh Graduate Student Research Award: 2016-2017 Ontario Graduate Scholarship: 2016-2017 CIHR Canadian Graduate Scholarship – Master’s ($17,500): 2015 – 2016 Ontario Graduate Scholarship: Declined Meighen Wright Graduate Scholarship In Maternal-Child Health: 2015 CIHR Pain in Child Health Fellowship: 2014 – 2015 York Graduate Scholarship ($6000): 2014 – 2015