Tara D. Lipps, MSN, APRN, CNP

Certified Nurse Practitioner, Movement Disorder Clinic and Tourette's Syndrome Clinic, Division of Neurology

Certified Nurse Practitioner, General Neurology Clinic, Division of Neurology

Academic Affiliation

Phone 513-636-4222

Fax 513-636-3980



Movement disorders and Tourette's syndrome; general neurology; epilepsy


Movement disorders and Tourette's syndrome

Tara Lipps, MSN, APRN, CNP, began working in the Movement Disorder Clinic and Tourette's Syndrome Clinic within the Division of Neurology in 2001. She worked as a clinical nurse and research nurse for three years until transitioning to the role of nurse practitioner in 2004. She has helped to further develop the role of the nurse practitioner in a multi-disciplinary Movement Disorder Clinic and Tourette's Syndrome Clinic, presented on pediatric movement disorders and Tourette's Syndrome nationally and internationally, and has been involved as a sub-investigator on multiple clinical research studies on Tourette's Syndrome.

Tara has additional training in CBIT (Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics) as a clinical nurse practitioner (not as a psychologist or therapist)and is able to provide CBIT training to patients seen in the Tourette's Syndrome Clinic.

In addition, Tara spends part of her time working as a nurse practitioner in general neurology clinic seeing and treating patients with a variety of complex neurological conditions (since 2005).

MSN, CFNP: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY.

RN, BSN: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY.

Certification : CFNP (Certified Family Nurse Practitioner), AANP (American Academy of Nurse Practitioners), 2004.

Ricketts EJ, Gilbert DL, Zinner SH, Mink JW, Lipps TD, Wiegand GA, Vierhile AE, Ely LJ, Piacentini J, Walkup JT, Woods DW. Pilot Testing Behavior Therapy for Chronic Tic Disorders in Neurology and Developmental Pediatrics Clinics. J Child Neurol. 2016 Mar;31:444-450. 

Ridel, Keith R, Lipps, Tara D, Gilbert, Donald L. The Prevalence of Neuropsychiatric Disorders in Sydenham's Chorea. Pediatric Neurology. 2009.

Gilbert DL, Zhang J, Lipps TD, Natarajan N, Brandyberry J, Wang Z, Sallee FR, Wassermann EM. Atomoxetine Treatment of ADHD in Tourette Syndrome: Reduction in Motor Cortex Inhibition Correlates with Clinical Improvement. Clinical Neurophysiology. 2007; 118:1835-1841.

Gilbert DL, Wang Z, Sallee FR, Ridel KR, Merhar S, Zhang J, Lipps TD, White C, Badreldin N, Wassermann EM. Dopamine transporter genotype influences the physiological response to medication in ADHD. Brain. 2006; 129:2038-2046.

Gilbert DL, Ridel KR, Sallee FR, Zhang J, Lipps T, Wassermann E. Comparison of the inhibitory and excitatory effects of ADHD medications methylphenidate and atomoxetine on motor cortex. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2006;31:442-449.

Gilbert DL, Lipps TD. Tourette Syndrome. Current Treatment Options in Neurology. 2005;7:211-219.

Gilbert DL, Sallee FR, Zhang J, Lipps T, Wassermann EM. TMS-evoked cortical inhibition, a consistent marker of ADHD scores in Tourette Syndrome. Biological Psychiatry. 2005.

Gilbert DL, Bansal AS, Sethuraman G, Huff T, Zhang J, Sallee FR, Wassermann EM. Association of Cortical Disinhibition with tic, ADHD, and OCD Severity in Tourette Syndrome. Movement Disorders. 2004;19:416-425.

Gilbert DL, Garvey M, Bansal AS, Huff T, Zhang J, Wassermann EM. Should Transcranial Magnetic Research in Children be Considered Minimal Risk? Clinical Neurophysiology. 2004; 18: 1730-1739.