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Barbara J. Godshall, MMSc, RD, CSP, LD, CD, CNSC

Registered Dietitian, Comprehensive Neuromuscular Center

Registered Dietitian, Division of Nutrition Therapy

Phone: 513-636-7607


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Neuromuscular diseases and nutrition management


Ms. Godshall has held positions at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, Incarnate Word Hospital, St. Louis, MO, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital For Children, Indianapolis, IN, and The Community Health Network, Indianapolis, IN prior to coming to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. While at James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, Ms. Godshall completed nutrition research with children with Wilms’ tumor and children with neuroblastoma.  While at The Community Health Network, Ms. Godshall was the neonatal dietitian for their 36 bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Since coming to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Ms. Godshall started in the Comprehensive Neuromuscular Center, providing nutrition care to children with neuromuscular diseases. Her primary interests were children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

Ms. Godshall is currently serving on the Medical Advisory Committee for the Families of SMA.  In the summer of 2010, Ms. Godshall accepted the role of clinical manager in the Division of Nutrition Therapy.

Education and Training

MMSc: Indiana University School of Medicine, Masters of Medical Science in Pediatric Nutrition, 1987.

Fellowship: Perinatal Neonatal Nutrition Training, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University School of Medicine, 1984.

Certifications: Certified Specialist in Pediatrics (CSP), 2004; Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC), 2005.


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