Amy E. Baughcum, PhD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Amy E. Baughcum, PhD

Amy E. Baughcum, PhD

Psychologist Team

Pediatric Psychology
Physician Team

Psychology Pre-Doctoral Internship
Track Director

Contact Information

700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-4700
FX: (614) 722-4718

Location Information for Patients

Main Campus



  • Female

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Research Interests

Areas of Interest:

  • Dr. Baughcum’s research presently focuses on psychosocial issues associated with weight management in children and adolescents. She serves as the site investigator for ongoing multi-site studies examining the psychosocial outcomes of bariatric surgery in adolescents. Additionally, she has research interests in end-of-life issues and family bereavement.

Education and Training

Graduate School

  • University of Florida College of Medicine
    Date Completed: 08/07/2004


  • Nationwide Children's Hospital
    Date Completed: 08/31/2004


  • Nationwide Children's Hospital
    Date Completed: 12/31/2005


  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Health


  • Psychology


  • Pediatric Psychology

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 11/30/2009


  • Gerhardt, CA, Grollman, JA, Baughcum, AE, Young-Saleme, T, Stefanik, R, Klopfenstein, KJ. 2009. Longitudinal evaluation of a pediatric palliative care educational workshop for oncology fellows.  Journal of Palliative Medicine. Vol. 1, no. 12. (January): 323-328.
  • Gerhardt, C. A., Baughcum, A. E., Young-Saleme, T., & Vannatta, K. 2009. Palliative care, end of life, and bereavement. In Handbook of Pediatric Psychology, 4th edition. Edited by M.C. Roberts. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Johnson SB, Baughcum AE, Rafkin-Mervis LE, Schatz DA; DPT-1 Study Group. 2008. Participant and parent experiences in the oral insulin study of the Diabetes Prevention Trial for Type 1 Diabetes.  Pediatr Diabetes.
  • Baughcum AE, Gerhardt CA, Young-Saleme T, Stefanik RJ, & Klopfenstein K. 2007. Evaluation of a pediatric palliative care education for oncology fellows.  Pediatric Blood and Cancer. Vol. 49, no. January: 154-159.
  • Johnson, SB, Baughcum, AE, Rafkin-Mervis, LE, Schatz, DA. 2007. Parent and participant experiences in the parenteral insulin arm of the Diabetes Prevention Trial for Type 1 Diabetes.  Diabetes Care. Vol. 9, no. 30. (January): 2193-2198.
  • Hood KK, Johnson SB, Baughcum AE, She J, & Schatz DA. 2006. Maternal understanding of infant diabetes risk: The differential effects of maternal anxiety and depression.  Genetics in Medicine. Vol. 8, no. January: 665-670.
  • Gerhardt CA, Baughcum AE, Johnston A, Vannatta K, Davies WH, Mackner LM, & Noll RB. 2006. Parent perceptions of nutritional issues during their child's treatment for cancer.  Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. Vol. 28, no. January: 454-460.
  • Baughcum AE, Johnson SB, Carmichael SK, Lewin A, She X, & Schatz DA. 2005. Maternal efforts to prevent type 1 diabetes in genetically at-risk children.  Diabetes Care. Vol. 28, no. January: 916-921.
  • Johnson SB, Baughcum AE, Carmichael SK, She J, & Schatz DA. 2004. Maternal anxiety associated with newborn genetic screening for type 1 diabetes.  Diabetes Care. Vol. 27, no. January: 382-397.
  • Carmichael SK, Johnson SB, Baughcum AE, North K, Hopkins D, Dukes MG, She J, & Schatz DA. 2003. Prospective assessment in newborns of diabetes autoimmunity (PANDA): Maternal understanding of infant diabetes risk.  Genetics in Medicine. Vol. 5, no. 2. (January): 77-83.
  • Baughcum AE, Powers SW, Johnson SB, Chamberlin LA, Deeks CA, Jain A, & Whitaker RC. 2001. Maternal beliefs and practices and their relationships to overweight in early childhood.  Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Vol. 22, no. January: 391-408.
  • Deeks CM, Whitaker RC, Baughcum AE, & Specker BL. 2000. The relationship of childhood adiposity to parent body mass index and eating behavior.  Obesity Research. Vol. 8, no. January: 234-240.
  • Baughcum AE, Whitaker RC, Deeks CM, Powers SW, & Chamberlin LA. 2000. Maternal perceptions of overweight preschool children.  Pediatrics. Vol. 106, no. January: 1380-1386.
  • Baughcum AE, Burklow KA, Deeks CM, Powers SW, & Whitaker RC. 1998. Maternal feeding practices and childhood obesity: a focus group study of low-income mothers.  Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. Vol. 152, no. January: 1010-1014.
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