Dr. Laura Katz is a Clinical, Health, and Rehabilitation Psychologist at the Michael G. DeGroote Pain Clinic at McMaster University Medical Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. She is also an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University, along with being a member of the Institute of Pain Research and Care at McMaster University. She completed her M.Sc. and Ph.D. at Queen’s University, a residency in the Health and Rehabilitation Track at the London Clinical Psychology Internship Consortium, and is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Her clinical practice involves assessment, treatment, consultation and research. More specifically, she employs a cognitive-behavioural framework for assessment, conceptualization and psychological treatment to help individuals manage chronic pain, illness and stress, engage in value-driven activities, and improve their overall quality of life. She is also in the process of developing an Interdisciplinary Chronic Pelvic Pain Program at the Michael G. DeGroote Pain Clinic. Her research to date has focused on understanding the process of coping in individuals with chronic health conditions, and more specifically, in women with chronic pelvic pain from a biopsychosocial perspective. She has presented at both national and international conferences, and published her work in peer-reviewed journals. Her clinical interests include helping individuals with depression, anxiety, stress, health, insomnia, and coping with chronic illness and pain, and disability.