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CURRICULUM VITAE

Chasity Brimeyer PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Division of Clinical
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Pediatric Psychologist
OFFICE ADDRESS:
Children's Hospital
9000 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226

EDUCATION:
08/2001 - 05/2005 BS, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK
08/2006 - 05/2010 EdS, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
08/2006 - 05/2012 PhD, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
08/2011 - 08/2012 Predoctoral Intern, Department of Psychology and Neuropsychology, Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH
09/2012 - 09/2014 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
2016 - 2017 Adjunct Faculty, Department of Distance Education, Division of Psychology, Indiana Institute of Technology, Fort Wayne, IN
10/2017 - Present Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Clinical, The Medical College of Wisconsin, WI
02/2020 - Present Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES:
09/2014 - Present Jane B. Pettit Pain and Headache Center, Children's Wisconsin, 9000 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53226

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Licensure
Number Issue DateExpiration
Wisconsin License
3186-57
08/11/2014
09/30/2021
    

AWARDS AND HONORS:
2001 - 2005 Presidential Honor Roll, Oral Roberts University
2004 - 2005 Psi Chi Rho President, Oral Roberts University
2005 Senior Psychology Student of the Year, Oral Roberts University
2007 Recipient of School Psychology Department Scholarship, University of Iowa
2008 Recipient of Winifred S. Scott Tuition Scholarship, University of Iowa
2009 Recipient of Graduate Student Senate and Scholarly Presentation Award, University of Iowa
2009 Recipient of Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Student Travel Award, University of Iowa
2009 Recipient of Audrey Qualls Travel Award, University of Iowa
2010 Audrey Qualls Travel Award, University of Iowa
2011 Exceptional Graduate Student in College of Education, University of Iowa
2021 Arthur B. Kohasky Leadership Award, Wauwatosa Public Library Foundation

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
2005 - 2006 Association for Applied Behavioral Analysis
2006 - Present Society of Pediatric Psychology
2006 - 2012 National Association of School Psychologists
2008 - 2009 Society of Child, Family, Policy and Practice
2008 - 2009 Society of Behavioral Medicine
2012 - 2014 Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine
2012 - 2014 American Academy of Sleep Medicine
2014 - Present International Association for the Study of Pain
2021 - Present US Association for the Study of Pain (Member)

EDITORSHIPS/EDITORIAL BOARDS/JOURNAL REVIEWS:
Journal Review
2013 Behavioral Sleep Medicine
2013 Translational Issues in Psychological Science: Special Issue, The Science of Sleep
2014 Journal of Pediatrics
2014 Journal of Pediatric Psychology
2014 SLEEP
2014 Pediatric Blood & Cancer
2017 - Present The Clinical Journal of Pain
2019 Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference Abstract Submission Review
2020 - Present Clinical Practice of Pediatric Psychology: Special Issue, Sleep in Pediatric And Developmental Conditions
2022 - Present Healthcare
Ad-Hoc Reviewer
10/2013 - Present Supportive Care in Cancer
2021 - Present Clinical Practice of Pediatric Psychology
2022 - Present Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference Abstract Reviewer

LOCAL/REGIONAL APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
2020 - 2021 Member, Medical and Public Health Advisory Board, Wauwatosa, WI School District
03/01/2022 - 03/02/2022 Member, Interview Committee for the Chief of Pupil Services and Family Supports position, Wauwatosa School District
04/2022 - Present Member, Strategic Planning Steering Committee, Wauwatosa School District

RESEARCH GRANTS/AWARDS/CONTRACTS/PROJECTS:
Active
Peer Review
Title:
Psychosocial Outcomes of a Post-Operative Pain Management Intervention for Chest Wall Corrective Surgeries
Role:
Primary Author
PI:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
2019 - Present
  
Prior
Peer Review
Title:
Preterm Transfusions: Brain Function/Structure Outcomes
Source:
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Role:
Graduate Research Assistant
Dates:
2009 - 2011
  
Title:
Adolescent Validation of the Children's Report of Sleep Patterns (CRSP)
Role:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
2012 - 2014
  
Title:
Assessment of Sleep Complaints in Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivors
Role:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
2012 - 2014
  
Title:
The Interrelationships of Weight, Sleep, and Chronic Pain
Role:
Primary Author
PI:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
2014 - 2017
  
Non-Peer Review
Title:
Integrating Practice and Educational Policy
Source:
US Department of Education
Role:
Fellow
Dates:
2007 - 2009
  
Title:
Psychoeducation on the Psychological Effects of Disease/Injury
Source:
Children's Miracle Network
Role:
Principal Recipient
Dates:
2008
Direct Funds:
$1,000
  
Title:
Dissertation Funding
Source:
University of Iowa
Role:
Recipient
Dates:
2011
Direct Funds:
$5,000
  

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Brimeyer, C., School Re-Entry for Children with Cancer in Iowa, Invited talk presented as part of the Iowa School Nurse Research Consortium Meeting, Iowa City, IA, 2009
Brimeyer, C., & Wilgenbusch, T., Working with the Families of Children with Cancer, Invited talk presented as part of the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Unit Educational Rounds, Iowa City, IA, 2009
Brimeyer, C., School Re-Entry Research for Children with Cancer in Iowa: Findings and Implications, Invited talk presented at the Iowa School Nurse Research Consortium Meeting, Iowa City, IA, 2010
Brimeyer, C., Introduction to Survey Research, Invited lecture presented to the University of Iowa Graduate Research in School Psychology Course, Iowa City, IA, 2010
Wilgenbusch, T., & Brimeyer, C., Pediatric Palliative Care: The Role of Pediatric Psychology, Invited talk for the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Conference of Pediatric Palliative Care: How it Benefits Patients, Families, and Care Providers, Iowa City, IA, 2010
Brimeyer, C., Introduction to Biofeedback, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Psychology Graduate Student Practicum Didactics, Presented bianually, Milwaukee, WI, 2015 - 2020
Rusy, R., Brimeyer, C., Stoner, K., & Cowan, C., Pediatric Headache, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's Resident Noon Lecture, Milwaukee, WI, 2015
Czarnecki, M., & Brimeyer, C., The Placebo Conundrum: Maximizing the Placebo Effect Without Actually Administering a Placebo, Invited talk presented for the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Nursing Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, WI, 2016
Brimeyer, C., School Refusal: Strategies for School Staff and Families, Invited talk presented for the Menomonee Falls School District Parent Education Series, Menomonee Falls, WI, 2017
Brimeyer, C., Psychosocial and Biological Treatment of Pediatric Headache, Invited lecture presented to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Graduate Child Clinical Seminar, Milwaukee, WI, 2019
Brimeyer, C., Pain Dismissal, Invited lecture for the Medical College of Wisconsin's Psychiatry Fellow Noon Seminar, Milwaukee, WI, 2021
Brimeyer, C., Consulting with Schools, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Graduate Child Clinical Seminar, Milwaukee, WI, 2022
Brimeyer, C., Psychosocial Support for Chest Wall Reconstructive Surgery, Children's Wisconsin Surgical Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, 2022
 
Regional
Brimeyer, C. & Cowan, C., Pharmacological and Behavioral Management of Pediatric Headache, Invited Workshop presented as part of the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Best Practices Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI, 2016
Brimeyer, C., Peterson, S., & Weisman, S., Managing Pain and Somatic Symptoms in Primary Care, Invited symposium presented to the Children's Wisconsin Best Practices Annual Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI, 2020
 
National
Brimeyer, C., Impact of Preoperative Psychological Intervention on Postoperative Outcomes in Adolescents Undergoing Reconstructive Surgery for Pectus Excavatum, Psychosocial SIG, US ASsociation for the Study of Pain Annual Scientific Conference, Cincinnati, OH, 05/19/2022
 

PEER REVIEWED WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Brimeyer, C., McCarthy, A.M., Systematic Literature Review of School Re-Entry for Children with Cancer: Characteristics, Roles, Barriers, and Facilitators to Implementation, Poster Presentation for the Eleventh Annual James F. Jakobsen Graduate Conference, Iowa City, IA, 2009
Brimeyer, C., The School Re-Entry Experience of the Adolescent with Cancer, Talk presented for the Nationwide Children's Hospital Psychology Grand Rounds, Columbus, OH, 2012
Brimeyer, C., I'm Not Talking! Conceptualizing and Addressing Resistance in Adolescents During Therapy, Talk presented for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Psychology Grand Rounds, Memphis, TN, 2013
Brimeyer, C., Chronic Pain and Sleep: Assessment and Intervention, Lecture presented for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Psychology Grand Rounds, Memphis, TN, 2014
 
National
Lind, M.A., Brimeyer, C., Padilla, Y.C., Wacker, D.P., & Northup, J., The Evaluation of Negative Contrast Across Academic Tasks of High and Low Preference, Poster Presentation for the 33rd Annual Convention of the Association of Behavior Analysis, San Diego, CA, 2007
Brimeyer, C., Wilgenbusch, T., McCoy, T., Howarth, R., Conrad, A., & Richman, L.C., Quality of Life Related to Injury Circumstance and Time Elapsed Since Injury in Pediatric Burn Patients, Poster Presentation for the Midwest Conference on Pediatric Psychology, Kansas City, MS, 2009
Rickman, L., Engebretson, B., Kopelman, T., & Brimeyer, C., Inpatient Pediatric Psychology Consultation-Liaison Service: Evaluating the First Year of a New Service, Poster Presentation for the Midwest Conference on Pediatric Psychology, Kansas City, MS, 2009
Conrad, A.C., Brimeyer, C., Type and Frequency of Activities Engaged in At a Recreational Summer Oncology Camp, Poster Presentation for the Kansas Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Lawrence, KS, 2010
Wilgenbusch, T., Brimeyer, C., & Kimpton, C., Integrating Pediatric Psychology Services in a Burn Trauma Center, Poster Presentation for the Midwestern Burn Conference, Madison, WI, 2010
Brimeyer, C., Conrad, A.C., Napolus, P., & Richman, L.C., Internalizing/Externalizing Problems in Premature Children: Mediation of Language and Nonverbal Skills, Poster Presentation for the 118th Annual American Psychological Association Conference, San Diego, CA, 2010
Brimeyer, C., & McCarthy, A.M., School Re-Entry for Pediatric Cancer in Iowa: School Professionals' Experiences, Poster presentation for the National Association of School Psychology Conference, Chicago, IL, 2010
Conrad, A.L., & Brimeyer, C., Differences in Activities At Specialized Summer Camps for children with Cancer and Their Healthy Siblings, Poster Presentation for the National Conference of Pediatric Psychology, San Antonio, TX, 2010
Brimeyer, C., & Wilgenbusch, T., Correlation Between Health-Related Quality of Life and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Pediatric Burn Survivors, Poster Presentation for the 31st Annual Conference for the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Seattle, WA, 2010
Crabtree, V.M., Brimeyer, C., Zhu, L., Srivastava, D., Wise, M.S., & Hudson, M., Sleep Complaints in Child Survivors of CNS Tumors, Poster Presentation for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine SLEEP Conference, Baltimore, MD, 2013
Brimeyer, C., Meltzer, L.J., Russell, K., Biggs, S.N., Reynolds, A.C., & Crabtree, V.L., Further Validation of The Children's Report of Sleep Patterns (CRSP) Measure in Adolescents, Poster Presentation for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Conference, Baltimore, MD, 2013
Brimeyer, C., & McCarthy, A.M., Exploratory Investigation of Systemic Variables of School Re-Entry Success: The Adolescent with Cancer's Perspective, Poster Presentation for the National Conference of Pediatric Psychology, New Orleans, LA, 2013
Brimeyer, C., Zhu, L., Srivastava, D., Wise, M.S., Hudson, M., & Crabtree, V.M., Sleep Complaints in Adolescent Brain Tumor Survivors, Poster Presentation for the National Conference of Pediatric Psychology, New Orleans, LA, 2013
Brimeyer, C., Conklin, H., Smith, M.N., Coan, Al, Yuan, Y., Ashford, J., Wise, M., Mandrell, B., Merchant, T., & Crabtree, V.M., Excessive Sleepiness and Neurocognitive Performance in Children with Craniopharyngioma, Poster Presentation for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine SLEEP Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 2014
Rudman, K., Defenderfer, E., Santos, M., Simpson, P., Brimeyer, C., Jastrowski Mano,K., Weisman, S., & Hainsworth, K.R., Parents of Youth with Chronic Pain: Does their Child's Co-Morbid Obesity Further Exacerbate Their Own Health-Related Quality of Life?, Poster presented at the 10th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Seattle, WA, 2015
Stoner, A.M., Anderson Khan, K., Brimeyer, C., Ladwig, R., Jastrowski Mano, K.E., Davies, W.H., Weisman, S.J., & Hainsworth, K., Weight-based Differences in School Functioning in a Pediatric Chronic Pain Population, Poster presented for the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, 2015
Kapke, T.L., Anderson Khan, K., Brimeyer, C., & Gerdes, A.C., Effects of Acculturation Risk Factors and Parental Psychopathology on Latino Adolescent Somatic Complaints, Poster Presentation for the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Portland, OR, 2016
Brimeyer, C., Defenderfer, E.L., Anderson Khan, K., Ladwig, R., Erato, G., Weisman, S., & Hainsworth, K., The Interrelationships Between Obesity, Sleep, and Global Health in Children and Adolescents with Chronic Pain, Poster Presentation for the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, 2016
Lang, A.C., Igler, E.C., Defenderfer, E., Uihlein, J.A., Davies, W.H., & Brimeyer, C., Reactions to Different Physician Pain Dismissal Topographies, Poster presented for the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Portland, OR, 2017
Davies, W.H., Brimeyer, C., Igler, E.C., Sejkora, E.K.D., Logan, D., Real Pain? Patterns and Clinical Implications of Provider Pain Dismissal in Adolescents and Emerging Adults, Symposium presented for the Society of PEdiatric Psychology Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2019
Zwick, S., Lang, A., Davies, W.H., Brimeyer, C., Drendel, A., & Igler, E., Impact of Provider Years of Experience on Reactions to a Standardized Pediatric Headache Presentation, Poster Presentation for the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Dallas, TX, 2020
Hainsworth, K., Brimeyer, C., Michlig, J., Richardson, P., Barber Garcia, B., Mauro, G., Weisman, S.J., Bandari, R., Validation of the Collaborative Health Outcomes Information Registry Body Map on a Large Sample of Youth with Chronic Pain, 13th International Symposium of Pediatric Pain, Virtual, 03/2022
Gremillion, M.L., Jarvis, J.E., Anderson Khan, K.J., Brimeyer, C., Weisman, S.J., & Hainsworth, K.R., The Importance of Weight and Racial/Ethnic Minority Status on Risk Stratification in Pediatric Chronic Pain, 13th International Symposium of Pediatric Pain, Virtual, 03/2022
LiaBraaten, B.M., Stolzman, S.C., Anderson Khan, K.J., Brimeyer, C., Brockman, T., Gremillion, M., Kapke, T.L., Linneman, N., Flynn, E., Weisman, S.J., & Hainsworth, K.J., Rate of Perceived Exertion - Pediatric Scale (REP - P): Preliminary Validation in Groups Varying by Chronic Pain and Weight, Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ, 04/2022
Brimeyer, C., Czarnecki, M., Michlig, J., LiaBraaten, B., Lynch, C., YUan, K., Zhang, L., Weisman, S.J., & Hainsworth, K., Impact of Preoperative Psychological Intervention on Postoperative Outcomes in Adolescents Undergoing Reconstructive Surgery for Pectus Excavatum, US Association for the Study of Pain Annual Scientific Conference, Cincinnati, OH, 05/2022
 

COMMITTEE SERVICE:
Medical College of Wisconsin
08/2021 - Present Member, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin
 

EXTRAMURAL TEACHING:
Graduate Student Education
2010 University of Iowa Department of Pediatrics, Division of Psychology, Served as Graduate Teaching Assistant; Collaborated in course design, prepared and delivered lectures and grading, and gave individual academic support to students.
2016 - 2017 Indiana Institute of Technology, Masters of Psychology Distance Education Program, Taught Psychopathology, Social Psychology, and APA Style for Psychology courses
 

PROGRAMMATIC DEVELOPMENTS:
 
 
Clinical Programs
2015 - Present Children's Wisconsin Headache Clinic
2018 - Present Pre-Surgical Psychosocial Intervention for Patients Undergoing Chest Wall Correction Surgeries
 
 


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Lang, A.C., Igler, E.C., Defenderfer, E.K., Uihlein, J., Brimeyer, C., & Davies, W.H. (2018). Evaluating Differential Effects of Specific Pain Dismissal Interactions with Physicians. Clinical Journal of Pain, 34(7), 664-669.
2. Brimeyer, C., Adams, L., Zhu, L., Srivastava, D., Wise, M., Hudson, M., & Crabtree, V.M. (2016). Sleep Complaints in Survivors of Pediatric Brain Tumors. Supportie Care in Cancer, 24(1), 23-31.
3. Meltzer, L.J., Brimeyer, C., Russell, K., Avis, K.T., Biggs, s., Reynolds, A.C., & Crabtree, V.M. (2014). The Children's Report of Sleep Patterns: Validity and Reliability of the Sleep Hygiene Index and Sleep Disturbances Scale in Adolescents. Sleep Medicine, 15(12), 1500-1507.
4. Lang, A.C., Igler, E., Linneman, N., Brimeyer, C., Drendel, A.L., & Davies, W.H. (Under Review). Benefits of Contextualizing Explanations of Headache Pain Within a BioPsychoSocial Model. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
 
Books, Chapters, and Reviews
1. Crabtree, V.M., & Brimeyer, C. (2014). Neoplasms and Sleep. In Sheldon, S. (Ed.). Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine. Elsevier.
2. Brimeyer, C. (Forthcoming 2022). Psychosocial Interventions for Pain Management. In Czarnecki, M. & Turner, H.N. (Eds.). Core Curriculum for Pain Management Nursing, 4th Edition. Elsevier.
 
Abstracts
1. Brimeyer, C., Conklin, H., Smith, M.N., Coan, A., Yuan, Y., Ashford, J., Wise, M., ... Crabtree, V.M. (2014). Excessive Sleepiness and Neurocognitive Performance in Children with Craniopgaryngioma. SLEEP 37: A317.
2. Brimeyer, C., Meltzer, L.J., Russell, K., Biggs, S.N., Reynolds, A.C., & Crabtree, V.M. (2013). Further Validation of the Children's Report of Sleep Patterns (CRSP) Measure in Adolescents. SLEEP 36: A344.
3. Crabtree, V.M., Brimeyer, C., Zhu, L., Srivastava, D., Wise, M.S., & Hudson, M. (2013). Sleep Complaints in Child Survivors of CNS Tumors. SLEEP 36: A362.
 
Database, Video, or Other Research/Clinical Contributions
1. (2018). Video of pectus chest wall deformity correction, www.chw.org/medical-care/surgery/conditions