John W. Lawrence


John Lawrence is a clinical psychologist. He did his internship at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Miami, Florida. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Behavioral Medicine Clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital. From 1995 to 2002, he was an attending psychologist at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Clinically, he specializes in treating people with comorbid medical and psychological conditions, in particular severe burns. His research has focused on psychosocial burn rehabilitation (e.g., PTSD, psychosocial adjustment to scarring). He also writes about social justice and democracy issues.


BA, University of California (Berkeley)

BS, University of California (Santa Barbara)

PhD, University of Miami

Scholarship and Publications

Lawrence, J. W., Rosenberg, L. Mason, S., & Fauerbach, J. A. (2011). Comparing parent and child perceptions of stigmatizing behavior experienced by children with burn scars. Body Image, 8, 70-73.

Lawrence, J. W., Rosenberg, L., Rimmer, R. B., Thombs B. D., & Fauerbach, J. A. (2010). Perceived stigmatization and social comfort: Validating the constructs and their measurement among pediatric burn survivors. Rehabilitation Psychology, 55, 360-371.

Fauerbach, J. A., Lawrence, J. W., Fogel, J., Richter, L., Magyar-Russell, G., & McCann, U. (2009). Approach-avoidance coping conflict in a sample of burn patients at-risk for posttraumatic stress disorder. Depression and Anxiety, 26, 838-50.

Thombs, B. D, Notes, L. D., Magyar-Russell, G., Lawrence, J. W., Bresnick, M. G., & Fauerbach, J. A. (2008). Body image satisfaction in burn survivors: From survival to socialization. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 64, 205-212.

Lawrence, J. W., Rosenberg, L. E., & Fauerbach, J. A. (2007). Comparing the body esteem of pediatric survivors of burn injury with the body esteem of an age-matched comparison group without burns. Rehabilitation Psychology, 52, 370-379.

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