Michael W. Mellon, PhD, ABPP

Pediatric Psychologist, Clinical, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-4336

Fax 513-636-7756

Email michael.mellon@cchmc.org


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) application to children with IBD and their families


The development of child and parent self-report measures of experiential avoidance and cognitive fusion related to IBD

Michael W. Mellon, PhD, earned his PhD from the University of Memphis and completed an internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Mellon is currently a pediatric psychologist in the Department of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center providing psychological care to patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Dr. Mellon has also worked in the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Mayo Clinic as the co-director of the Mayo Clinic-Dana Child Development and Learning Disorders Program, and director of the Enuresis and Encopresis Clinic. Dr. Mellon has published and presented papers at national conferences in the areas of behavioral treatments for enuresis and encopresis.

Recent research activities include a study of the relationship between ADHD and elimination disorders, and a study identifying predictors of outcome in conditioning treatment of primary nocturnal enuresis.

PhD: University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, 1993.

Residency: University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, 1992.

Certification: American Board of Professional Psychology, Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology, 2009.

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Homan KJ, Mellon MW, Houlihan D, Katusic MZ. Brief Report: Childhood Disintegrative Disorder: A Brief Examination of Eight Case Studies. J Autism Dev Disord.  2011 Apr;41(4):497-504.

Voigt RG, Johnson SK, Mellon MW, Hashikawa AH, Campeau LJ, Williams AR, Yawn BP, Juhn YJ. Relationship between parenting stress and concerns identified by developmental screening and their effects on parental medical care-seeking behavior. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2009 May;48(4):362-8.

Voigt RG, Johnson SK, Hashikawa AH, Mellon MW, Campeau LJ, Williams AR, Yawn BP, Juhn YJ. Why parents seek medical evaluations for their children with mild acute illnesses. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2008 Apr;47(3):244-51.

Mellon MW, Whiteside SP, Friedrich WN. The relevance of fecal soiling as an indicator of child sexual abuse: a preliminary analysis. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2006 Feb;27(1):25-32.

Lynn SG, Bauch CD, Williams DE, Beatty CW, Mellon MW, Weaver AL. Psychologic profile of tinnitus patients using the SCL-90-R and Tinnitus Handicap Inventory. Otol Neurotol. 2003 Nov;24(6):878-81.

Bauch CD, Lynn SG, Williams DE, Mellon MW, Weaver AL. Tinnitus impact: three different measurement tools. J Am Acad Audiol. 2003 May-Jun;14(4):181-7.

McGrath ML, Mellon MW, Murphy L. Empirically supported treatments in pediatric psychology: constipation and encopresis. J Pediatr Psychol. 2000 Jun;25(4):225-54; discussion 255-6. Review.

Mellon MW, McGrath ML. Empirically supported treatments in pediatric psychology: nocturnal enuresis. J Pediatr Psychol. 2000 Jun;25(4):193-214; discussion 215-8, 219-24. Review.

Stern HP, Stroh SE, Fiedorek SC, Kelleher K, Mellon MW, Pope SK, Rayford PL. Increased plasma levels of pancreatic polypeptide and decreased plasma levels of motilin in encopretic children. Pediatrics. 1995 Jul;96(1 Pt 1):111-7.

Stern HP, Mellon MW, Stern TP, Fiser R. Information highway travelling back to our roots. J Ark Med Soc. 1994 Dec;91(7):316-7.