Barbara J. Godshall, MMSc, RD, CSP, LD, CD, CNSC

Registered Dietitian, Comprehensive Neuromuscular Center

Registered Dietitian, Division of Nutrition Therapy

Academic Affiliation

Phone 513-636-7607

Fax 513-636-7207


Neuromuscular diseases and nutrition management

Ms. Godshall has held positions at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, Incarnate Word Hospital, St. Louis, MO, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital For Children, Indianapolis, IN, and The Community Health Network, Indianapolis, IN prior to coming to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. While at James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, Ms. Godshall completed nutrition research with children with Wilms’ tumor and children with neuroblastoma. While at The Community Health Network, Ms. Godshall was the neonatal dietitian for their 36 bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Since coming to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Ms. Godshall started in the Comprehensive Neuromuscular Center, providing nutrition care to children with neuromuscular diseases. Her primary interests were children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

Ms. Godshall is currently serving on the Medical Advisory Committee for the Families of SMA.  In the summer of 2010, Ms. Godshall accepted the role of clinical manager in the Division of Nutrition Therapy.

MMSc: Indiana University School of Medicine, Masters of Medical Science in Pediatric Nutrition, 1987.

Fellowship: Perinatal Neonatal Nutrition Training, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University School of Medicine, 1984.

Certifications: Certified Specialist in Pediatrics (CSP), 2004; Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC), 2005.

View PubMed Publications

Rickard KA, Godshall BJ, Lopez AL, Weetman RM, Childhood cancer. In:  Merritt, R, ed.  Aspen Nutrition Support Manual.  1st ed. Baltimore, MD, Aspen Publications,  1998.

Alexander HR, Rickard KA, Godshall BJ. Nutritional supportive care.  In: Pizzo PA, Poplack DG, eds. Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott-Raven Publishers; 1997:1167-1182.

Rickard KA, Godshall BJ,  Nutrition Strategies for Children with Cancer, Nutrition Focus.  Vol. 6, No. 5, September-October, 1991.

Rickard KA, Jaeger Godshall B, Loghmani ES, Coates TD, Grosfeld JL, Weetman RM, Detamore Lingard C, Foland BB, Yu P, McGuire W, Provisor AJ, Oei TO, Baehner RL. Integration of nutrition support into oncologic treatment protocols for high and low nutritional risk children with Wilms' tumor.  A prospective randomized study. Cancer. 1989;64(1):491-509.

Rickard, KA, Becker, MC, Loghmani E, Grosfeld, JL, Jaeger Godshall B, Weetman RM, Coates TD, Lingard CD, White NM, Foland B, Yu PU, McGuire W, Provisor AJ, Oei TO, Baehner RL. Effectiveness of two methods of parenteral  nutrition support in improving muscle mass of children with neuroblastoma or Wilms'  tumor. A randomized study. Cancer. 1989;64(1):116-24.