Nicolay C. Walz, PhD

Neuropsychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-4336

Fax: 513-636-7756


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Pediatric brain injury

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Nicolay Walz, PhD, obtained her doctorate in Clinical and Developmental Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago after interning at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She completed her training with a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Cincinnati Children’s.

From 2002-2005, Dr. Walz divided her time between research and clinical work, serving as the first neuropsychologist for the Children’s Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Team at Drake Center. Since 2005, her time has been devoted to clinical research. Dr. Walz was the 2008 recipient of the Fifth Third Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Women Scholars Program Award, given annually to a junior female Department of Pediatrics faculty member with high leadership and scholarship potential.

Education and Training

Fellowship: Pediatric Neuropsychology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1999-2002.

PhD: Clinical Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1999.

Internship: Pediatric Psychology and Neuropsychology, Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, 1998-1999.

MA: Clinical Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1995.

BA: Psychology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1991.


View PubMed Publications


Pediatric traumatic brain injury consortium: Hypothermia trial. Site Neuropsychologist.  National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. May 2007 -  Apr 2013. #U01NS052478.

Long-term functional outcomes following early childhood TBI.  Co-investigator. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development . Sep 2009 -  Aug 2014. #R01 HD042729-06.

Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for TBI Interventions. Co-investigator. National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research. Oct 2009 - Sep 2014.

Therapeutic hypothermia after pediatric cardiac arrest: The THAPCA trials. Site Neuropsychologist.  National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute. Oct 2009 - Sep 2015. #1U01HL094345-01.