Natoshia Cunningham, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist, Research, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-2403

Email natoshia.cunningham@cchmc.org

Dr. Cunningham's program of research focuses on the co-occurrence of anxiety in youth with chronic pain. In 2014, Dr. Cunningham was awarded the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32) from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to develop a multimedia CBT intervention for youth with functional abdominal pain and co-occurring anxiety.

Her goal is to test tailored behavioral interventions to enhance outcomes for youth with chronic pain using a stepped care approach.

BA: Boston University, Boston, MA, 2005.

MS: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, 2007.

PhD: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, 2011.

Internship: Pediatric Behavioral Medicine, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Miami, FL, 2011.

Fellowship: Pediatric Pain, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2014.

Fellowship: NIH F32 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA), Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2014.

Certification: Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Ohio), 2014.

Stepped Care Approach for Delivering CBT to Youth with Functional Abdominal Pain. Principal Investigator. Sharon S. Keller Chronic Pain Research Grant, American Pain Society. Jul 2015-Jun 2017.

Improving Screening and Care for Anxious Youth with Functional Abdominal Pain. Principal Investigator. Place Outcomes Research Award, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Jul 2015-Jun 2017.