Scott W. Powers, PhD, ABPP

Pediatric Psychologist, Research, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology

Co-director, Headache Center

Director, Office for Clinical and Translational Research

Co-director, Center for Child Behavior and Nutrition Research and Training

Director, Behavioral Science Core, Clinical Translational Research Center

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-4336

Fax 513-636-7544


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

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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.

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Xiang J, deGrauw X, Korman AM, Allen JR, O’Brien MA, Powers SW, Hershey AD. Altered Cortical Activation in Adolescents with an Acute Migraine:  A Magnetoencephalography Study. J Pain. 2013 Dec;14(12):1533-63.

Hershey AD, Powers SW, Coffey CS, Eklund DD, Chamberlin LA, Korbee LL; CHAMP Study Group. Childhood and Adolescent Migraine Prevention (CHAMP) Study: A Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled, Comparative Effectiveness Study of Amitriptyline, Topiramate, and Placebo in the Prevention of Childhood and Adolescent Migraine. Headache. 2013 May;53(5):799-816.

Kashikar-Zuck S, Sil S, Lynch-Jordan AM, Ting TV, Peugh J, Schikler KR, Hashkes PJ, Arnold LM, Passo MH, Richards MM, Powers SW, Lovell D. Changes in pain coping, catastrophizing and coping efficacy after cognitive-behavioral therapy in children and adolescents with juvenile fibromyalgia. J Pain. 2013 14(5):492-501.

Patton SR, Dolan LM, Chen M, Powers SW. Dietary Adherence and Mealtime Behaviors in Young Children with Type 1 Diabetes on Intensive Insulin Therapy. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2013 Feb;113(2):258-62.

Kashikar-Zuck S, Zafar M, Barnett KA, Aylward BS, Strotman D, Slater SK, Allen JR, LeCates SL, Kabbouche MA, Ting TV, Hershey AD, Powers SW. Quality of life and emotional functioning in youth with chronic migraine and juvenile fibromyalgia. Clin J Pain. 2013 Dec;29(12);1066-72.

Patton SR, Dolan LM, Powers SW. Does Eating During Television Viewing Affects Mealtime Behaviors in Young Children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus? J Pediatr Nurs. 2013 Jul-Aug:28(4):364-8.

Brannon EB, Kuhl ES, Benoit MR, Valenzuela J, Aylward B, Johnson SL, Boles RE, Powers SW. Strategies for Recruitment and Retention of Families from Low-Income and Minority Backgrounds in a Longitudinal Study of Caregiver Feeding and Child Weight. Children’s Health Care. 2013;42(3):198-213.

Guo X, Xiang J, Wang Y, O'Brien H, Kabbouche M, Horn P, Powers SW, Hershey AD Aberrant neuromagnetic activation in the motor cortex in children with acute migraine: a magnetoencephalography study. PLoS One. 20127(11):e50095. 

Slater SK, Kashikar-Zuck SM, Allen JR, Lecates SL, Kabbouche MA, O'Brien HL, Hershey AD, Powers SW. Psychiatric comorbidity in pediatric chronic daily headache. Cephalalgia, 2012 Nov;32(15):1116-22.

Slater SK, Powers SW.  Editorial on "Behavioral and emotional symptoms and primary headaches in children: A population-based study" by Arruda and Bigal. Cephalalgia,32(15): 1091-2. Nov, 2012.

Amitriptyline and Topiramate in the Prevention of Childhood Migraine. Principal Investigator, National Institute of Health and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Dec 2011-Dec 2016. #1U01NS076788-01.

NeuroNEXT: Neurological Trials Network. Co-Investigator, University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Clinical Site (NIH/NINDS). 2012-2017.