Grace Shelby, PhD

Staff Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

Academic Affiliation

Phone 513-636-4336


Pediatric psychology including adjustment to chronic illness and pain management/coping; anxiety and related disorders including obsessive compulsive disorder; depression; ADHD behavioral management and parent training


PhD: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

Internship and Fellowship: Nemours/A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE.

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Horst SN, Shelby GD, Anderson J, Acra S, Polk DB, Saville BR, Garber J, Walker LS. Predicting persistence of functional abdominal pain from childhood into young adulthood. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Dec;12(12):2026-32.

Ewart CK, Elder GJ, Laird KT, Shelby GD, Walker LS. Can agonistic striving lead to unexplained illness? Implicit goals, pain tolerance, and somatic symptoms in adolescents and adults. Health Psychol. 2014 Sep;33(9):977-85.

Shelby GD, Shirkey KC, Sherman AL, Beck JE, Haman K, Shears AR, Horst, SN, Smith CA, Garber J, Walker, LS. Functional abdominal pain in childhood and long-term vulnerability to anxiety disorders. Pediatrics. 2013 Sep;132(3):475-82.

Forsythe LP, Thorn B, Day M, Shelby G. Race and sex differences in primary appraisals, catastrophizing, and experimental pain outcomes. J Pain. 2011 May:12(5):563-72.