Ph.D. (Clinical Developmental Psychology) York University
BA (Honours Psychology; Dalhousie University) MA (Clinical Developmental Psychology; York University)
Hannah is currently in the second 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, which has an impact on their mental health (the Infant OUCHI Tool). Hannah’s doctoral dissertation will focus on the development of a similar measure, the Preschool OUCHI Tool, which will now look at parent and child behaviours during vaccination that are connected to childhood outcomes, including pain regulation and mental health. Hannah’s other primary research questions include how parent mental health impacts their own sensitivity, soothing behaviours, and children’s pain during vaccination. She is also involved in several other research projects in the OUCH Lab, including our upcoming study on maternal mental health in the Jane-Finch community, as well as several systematic reviews and meta-analyses being done on the efficacy of non-pharmacological interventions for young child procedural pain, both inside and outside of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Aside from her research, Hannah has also done a practicum in psychological assessment at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and is currently completing her intervention practicum at the Hospital for Sick Children.
Gennis, H., Pillai Riddell, R., O’Neill, M., Katz, J., Taddio, A., Garfield, H., & Greenberg, S. (in press). Parental psychological distress moderates the impact of a video intervention to help parents manage young child vaccination pain. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
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. * 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. (submitted). Enhancing the undergraduate student research perceptions through exposure to university researchers: A quasi cluster-randomized randomized controlled study. Teaching in Higher Education.
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. 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:
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
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