Carrie Piazza-Waggoner, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist, Clinical, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

Director, BMCP Consultation-Liaison Service

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-4336


Medical inpatient psychological consultation-liaison; patient and parent coping with medical illness, hospitalization and procedures

Dr. Carrie Piazza-Waggoner, PhD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in health and pediatric psychology. Since 2006, she has been a part of the consultation-liaison service. Specifically, she works with patients and their families when they are admitted on medical inpatient floors to address a variety of presenting concerns (e.g., coping with new diagnosis, coping with hospitalization, adherence to medical regimen, pain management) for patients who have either acute or chronic health concerns. In 2013, Dr. Piazza-Waggoner became the director of this clinical service.

Dr. Piazza-Waggoner is also the training director of the O'Grady Residency in Psychology which is an American Psychological Association accredited pre-doctoral internship. Her research interests are in inpatient consultation and liaison treatment and program development as well as family functioning in families who have a child or children with chronic illnesses.

PhD: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 2004.

Internship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2004.

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.

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Ernst MM, Piazza-Waggoner C, Chabon B, Murphy M, Carey J, Roddenberry A. Hospital based consultation and liaison service. In Handbook of clinical psychology in medical settings: Evidence-based assessment and intervention. Eds: Christine M. Hunter, Rodger Kessler, Christopher L. Hunter. Great Britain: Springer Publishing. 2014.

Ernst MM, Barhight L, Bierenbaum ML, Piazza-Waggoner C, Carter BD. Case studies in Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology: The "why" and "how to". Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology. 2013 1(2);108-120.

Piazza-Waggoner C, Roddenberry A, Yeomans-Maldonado G, Noll J, Ernst MM. Inpatient pediatric psychology consultation-liaison program development: 5 year practice patterns and implications for trends in health care. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology. 2013 1(1):28-41.

Piazza-Waggoner C, Modi AC, Ingerski L, Wu YP, Zeller M. Distress at the dinner table? Observed mealtime interactions among treatment-seeking families of obese children. Child Obes. 2011 Oct 18;7(5):385-391.

Ingerski LM, Modi AC, Hood KK, Pai AL, Zeller M, Piazza-Waggoner C, Driscoll KA, Rothenberg ME, Franciosi J, Hommel K. (2010). Health-Related Quality of Life across Pediatric Chronic Conditions. J Pediatr. 2010 Apr;156(4):639-44.

Modi AC, Lim CS, Driscoll KA, Piazza-Waggoner C, Quittner AL, Wooldridge J. Changes in pediatric health-related quality of life in cystic fibrosis after IV antibiotic treatment for pulmonary exacerbations. J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2010 Mar;17(1):49-55.

Herzer M, Godiwala N, Hommel KA, Driscoll K, Mitchell M, Crosby L, Piazza-Waggoner C, Zeller M, Modi AC. Family functioning in the context of pediatric chronic conditions. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2010 Jan;31(1):26-34.

Piazza-Waggoner C, Modi AC, Powers SW, Williams LB, Dolan LM, Patton SR. Observational assessment of family functioning in families with children who have type 1 diabetes mellitus. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2008 Apr;29(2):101-5.

Powers SW, Jones J, Ferguson K, Piazza-Waggoner C, Daines C, Acton J. Randomized clinical trial of behavioral and nutrition treatment to improve energy intake and growth in toddlers and preschoolers with cystic fibrosis. Pediatrics. 2005 Dec;116(6):1442-50.