Michelle M. Ernst, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist, Clinical, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-4336

Fax 513-636-7756

Email michelle.ernst@cchmc.org


Pediatric psychology; pain management; cardiac condition; dermatology conditions; differences of sexual development


Quality improvement; clinical effectiveness; pain management; differences of sexual development

Michelle M. Ernst, PhD, came to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 2005 to develop the inpatient Behavioral Medicine Consultation-Liaison service. In 2013 she moved into outpatient clinical service provision and in 2014 she became the psychologist for the Disorders of Sexual Development (DSD) team. Dr. Ernst is also on the Cincinnati Children's Ethics Committee.

Her clinical interests include working with patients with pain, cardiac, dermatologic or DSD concerns, as well as patients with anxiety, OCD or depression. She works with young children up to young adults.

PhD: SUNY, Buffalo, NY, 2000.

Residency: O'Grady Residency in Psychology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.