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Laura Middleton, PhD.


hematology/oncology, gastroenterology, developmental disabilities


Languages Spoken: English

education and training

  • medical school: University of Kansas
  • residency: VA Palo Alto Health Care System
  • fellowship: University of Washington Medical Center
  • board certification:
    • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
    • National Register of Health Service Psychologists

publications and presentations

  • Gabriel, K., Middleton, L., Davis, E., & Flake, E. (2011). Psychosocial screening in children with wartime deployed parents. Military Medicine, 176, 402-407.
  • Flake, E., Davis, E., Johnson, P., & Middleton, L. (2009). Psychosocial effects of deployment on military children. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 30, 1-8.
  • Middleton, L. & Johnson, P. (n.d.). Families with kids. From website families-kids.
  • Middleton, L., Kuffel, S., & Heiman, J. (2008). A comparison of the effects of experimentally adopted schemas on sexual arousal in women with female sexual arousal disorder and sexually healthy women, Archives of Sexual Behavior, 37, 950-961.
  • Parmenter, B., Denney, D., Lynch, S., Middleton, L., & Harlan, L. (2007). Cognitive impairment in patients with Multiple Sclerosis: Association with the APOE gene and promoter polymorphisms, Multiple Sclerosis, 13, 25-32.
  • Middleton, L., Denney, D., Lynch, S., & Parmenter, B. (2006). The relationship between perceived and objective cognitive functioning in Multiple Sclerosis. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 21, 487-494.
  • Thompson, L. Y., Snyder, C. R., Hoffman, L., Michael, S. T., Rasmussen, H., Billings, L., Heinze, L., Neufeld, J., Shorey, H., Roberts, J., & Roberts, D. (2005). Dispositional Forgiveness of Self, Others, and Situations. Journal of Personality, 73, 313-360.
  • Snyder, C. R. & Heinze, L. (2005). Forgiveness as a mediator of the relationship between PTSD symptoms and hostility in survivors of childhood abuse. Cognition and Emotion, 19, 413-431.
  • Snyder, C. R., Yamhure, L., Shorey, H., & Heinze, L. (2003). The hopeful ones: A psychological inquiry into the positive mind and heart. In R. Jacoby and G. Keinan (Eds.), Between Stress and Hope: From a Disease-Centered to a Health-Centered Perspective. New York: Greenwood.

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I thoroughly enjoy working with children and families, and I strive to help them reach their fullest potential - regardless of circumstances or obstacles they encounter.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

I chose to work at Dayton Children's, because Dayton Children's puts children and families first. I am proud to work for a hospital that provides outstanding care and compassion to children in our area.