Nellie Butler is a clinical research assistant at PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Nellie works with Dr. Sabrina Gmuca on research aiming to identify innovative strategies to improve long-term treatment outcomes for adolescents with amplified musculoskeletal pain syndrome (AMPS) as well as increased accessibility to non-pharmacologic multidisciplinary treatment modalities. More specifically, their research explores the role of resilience and other psychosocial factors in adolescents with AMPS and their parents.
Prior to joining PolicyLab, Nellie worked as a research assistant at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Delaware, contributing to projects exploring the long-term speech and language outcomes of children born with cleft palate. She served as a research assistant in the Legal Decision Lab while completing her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Cornell University, working on a study examining legal decisions from a social-cognitive psychological perspective. Nellie later completed post-baccalaureate coursework in speech-language-hearing science at Temple University in 2022.