Shanna M. Guilfoyle, PhD

Training Director, O’Grady Residency

Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-4336


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Childhood depression and anxiety; epilepsy management; behavior modification; cognitive-behavioral therapy; family functioning; parenting stress and distress; self-management; adherence


Shanna M. Guilfoyle, PhD, is an assistant professor in Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She currently serves as the clinical psychologist within a multi-disciplinary team in the Division of Neurology’s New Onset Seizure Clinic. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of psychological comorbidities associated with pediatric epilepsy. Broadly, she has studied child, caregiver, and family functioning and their impact on pediatric chronic disease management and adherence across a variety of pediatric chronic conditions (i.e., obesity, transplant, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, type 1 diabetes). She has served as a clinical interventionist on multiple NIH-funded randomized clinical trials to promote pediatric self-management and medication adherence.

Education and Training

PhD: Kent State University, 2009.

Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 2008-2009.

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 2009-2011.


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