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Pediatric Psychologist, Research, Division of Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology

Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation Endowed Chair
Scientific Director, Clinical Research and Trials
Co-Director, Headache Center
Director, Center for Child Behavior and Nutrition Research and Training

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

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513-636-7544

Board Certified

My Biography & Research

Clinical Interests

Preschoolers and toddlers; dietary adherence / nutrition and behavior; cystic fibrosis; chronic illness, coping and adherence; pediatric pain; pediatric headache; encopresis.

Research Interests

Clinical trials; migraine/headache; pediatric pain; adherence medicine; nutrition and behavior; cystic fibrosis

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Departments

Behavioral Medicine, Headache Medicine, Clinical Psychology

Cincinnati Children's Blog

Migraines in Kids

BlogHealthy Living

Migraines in Kids: How Can We Best Prevent Them?

By Scott Powers, PhD10/28/2016

Science Blog

My Education

AB: Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN, 1985.

MS: Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, 1987.

PhD: The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 1991.

Residency: Clinical Psychology, Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI.

Fellowship: Pediatric Psychology, Brown University School of Medicine / Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI.

Certification: Clinical Psychology, Ohio State Board of Psychology, 1992. American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), 2003.

My Publications

Practice guideline update summary: Pharmacologic treatment for pediatric migraine prevention: Report of the Guideline Development, Dissemination, and Implementation Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society. Oskoui, M; Pringsheim, T; Billinghurst, L; Potrebic, S; Gersz, EM; Gloss, D; Holler-Managan, Y; Leininger, E; Licking, N; Mack, K; et al. Neurology. 2019; 93:500-509.

Practice guideline update summary: Pharmacologic treatment for pediatric migraine prevention Report of the Guideline Development, Dissemination, and Implementation Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society. Oskoui, M; Pringsheim, T; Billinghurst, L; Potrebic, S; Gersz, EM; Gloss, D; Holler-Managan, Y; Leininger, E; Licking, N; Mack, K; et al. Headache. 2019; 59:1144-1157.

New Guidelines: Interpretation, Application and the Future. Hershey, AD; Oskoui, M; Pringsheim, T; Holler-Managan, Y; Potrebic, S; Billinghurst, L; Gloss, D; Licking, N; Sowell, M; Victorio, MC; et al. Headache. 2019; 59:1133-1143.

Increased pain sensitivity but normal pain modulation in adolescents with migraine. Nahman-Averbuch, H; Leon, E; Hunter, BM; Ding, L; Hershey, AD; Powers, SW; King, CD; Coghill, RC. Pain. 2019; 160:1019-1028.

Special considerations in conducting clinical trials of chronic pain management interventions in children and adolescents and their families. Palermo, TM; Kashikar-Zuck, S; Friedrichsdorf, SJ; Powers, SW. PAIN Reports. 2019; 4:e649-e649.

Predictors of Short-Term Prognosis While in Pediatric Headache Care: An Observational Study. Orr, SL; Turner, A; Kabbouche, MA; Horn, PS; O'Brien, HL; Kacperski, J; LeCates, S; White, S; Weberding, J; Miller, MN; et al. Headache. 2019; 59:543-555.

User Design and Experience Preferences in a Novel Smartphone Application for Migraine Management: A Think Aloud Study of the RELAXaHEAD Application. Minen, MT; Jalloh, A; Ortega, E; Powers, SW; Sevick, MA; Lipton, RB. Pain Medicine. 2019; 20:369-377.

Long-term outcomes of adolescents with juvenile-onset fibromyalgia into adulthood and impact of depressive symptoms on functioning over time. Kashikar-Zuck, S; Cunningham, N; Peugh, J; Black, WR; Nelson, S; Lynch-Jordan, AM; Pfeiffer, M; Tran, ST; Ting, TV; Arnold, LM; et al. Pain. 2019; 160:433-441.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Pediatric Headache and Migraine: Why to Prescribe and What New Research Is Critical for Advancing Integrated Biobehavioral Care. Van Diest, AM K; Powers, SW. Headache. 2019; 59:289-297.

Barriers to Behavioral Treatment Adherence for Headache: An Examination of Attitudes, Beliefs, and Psychiatric Factors. Matsuzawa, Y; Lee, YS C; Fraser, F; Langenbahn, D; Shallcross, A; Powers, S; Lipton, R; Simon, N; Minen, M. Headache. 2019; 59:19-31.