Heather L. Yardley, PhD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

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

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Main Campus


Heather Yardley, PhD, is a psychologist in the Pediatric Psychology Program and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She provides consultation/liaison services to the general medicine/hospital pediatrics and endocrinology services. Dr. Yardley provides outpatient therapy for youth with habit disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder. Her research focuses on youth with tic disorders and youth with type 1 diabetes.


  • Female

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Research Interests

Areas of Interest:

  • Dr. Yardley’s research interests include intervention research in youth with type 1 diabetes and telemedicine. Dr. Yardley is the principal investigator for a trial of a telemedicine intervention to improve adherence in youth with type 1 diabetes. Dr. Yardley has also conducted intervention research with youth with anxiety and tic disorders.

Education and Training

Graduate School

  • University of Cincinnati
    Date Completed: 06/30/2006


  • University of Florida Health Science Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/2006


  • University of Florida
    Date Completed: 06/30/2008


  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Health


  • Psychology


  • Pediatric Psychology

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 10/31/2008


  • Rabideau, E., Herbert, L., Ach, E., & Yardley, H. 2015. Novel treatment approaches to obsessive compulsive disorder. In Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Etiology, Phenomenology, & Treatment,. Edited by Caleb Lack. UK: Onus Books.
  • Kamboj, MK, Stephens, KJ, Brilli, RJ, Yardley, HL, Lewis, J, McClead, RE, Repaske, DR. 2014. Assessment of Learning Guides Improvement in Diabetes Education Program: A QI Initiative for Type I Diabetes Mellitus in Children and Adolescents.  International Journal of Diabetes and Clinical Research. Vol. 1, no. 2. (November): e2.
  • Yardley, HL, Smith, J, Mingione, C, Greene, LM. 2014. The role of addictive behaviors in childhood obesity.  Current Addiction Reports. Vol. 1, no. 2. (June): 69-101.
  • Merlo, LJ, Yardley, HL. 2011. Pediatric obesity epidemic: Problems and solutions.  Current Pharmaceutical Designs. Vol. 17, no. 12. (June): 1145-1148.
  • Baker, WT, Frederick, J, Giguere, S, Lynch, TM, Lehmkuhl, HD, Slone, D E. 2011. Reevaluation of the Effect of Phenylephrine on Resolution of Nephrosplenic Entrapment by the Rolling Procedure in 87 Horses.  Veterinary Surgery. Vol. 40, no. 7. (January): 825-829.
  • Merlo LJ & Yardley HL. Pediatric obesity epidemic: Problems and solutions.  Current Pharmaceutical Designs.
  • Lack CW, Yardley HL, & Dayala A. 2011. Treatment of comorbid anxiety disorders across the lifespan. In Handbook of treating variants and complications in anxiety disorders. Edited by E. Storch & D. McKay. New York, NY: Springer.
  • Lehmkuhl, H., Nabors, L. A., & Iobst, E. A. 2010. Factors influencing preschool-age children’s acceptance of peers who are overweight.  International Journal of Pediatric Obesity. Vol. 5, no. January: 19-24.
  • Lehmkuhl, H. D., Storch, E. A., Cammarata, C., Rahman, O., Silverstein, J., Malasanos, T., & Geffken, G. 2010. Telehealth behavior therapy for the management of type 1 diabetes in youth.  Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. Vol. 4, no. January: 199-208.
  • Merlo, L.J., Storch, E.A., Lehmkuhl, H.D., Jacob, M.L., Murphy, T.K., Goodman, W.K., & Geffken, G.R. 2010. Cognitive-behavioral therapy plus motivational interviewing improves outcome for pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder.  Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Vol. 39, no. January: 76-90.
  • Storch, E. A., Lehmkuhl, H., Ricketts, E., Geffken, G., Marien, W., & Murphy, T. K. 2010. An open trial of intensive family based cognitive-behavioral therapy in youth with obsessive-compulsive disorder who are medication partial- or non-responders.  Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Vol. 39, no. January: 260-268.
  • Merlo,Lisa,J; Lehmkuhl,Heather,D; Geffken,Gary,R; Storch,Eric,A. 2009. Decreased Family Accommodation Associated With Improved Therapy Outcome in Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.  JOURNAL OF CONSULTING AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY. Vol. 77, no. 2. (April): 355-360.
  • Lehmkuhl, H.D., Merlo, L.J., Devine, K., Gaines, J., Storch, E.A., Silverstein, J.H., & Geffken, G. 2009. Perceptions of type 1 diabetes among affected youth and their peers.  Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. Vol. 16, no. January: 209-215.
  • Goldstein, R. B., Storch, E. A., Lehmkuhl, H., Geffken, G. R., Goodman, W. K., & Murphy, T. K. 2009. Successful medication withdrawal after cognitive-behavioral therapy in a treatment resistant preadolescent male with obsessive-compulsive disorder.  Depression and Anxiety. Vol. 1, no. January: E23-E25.
  • Merlo, L. J., Lehmkuhl, H. D., Geffken, G. R., & Storch, E. A. 2009. Decreased family accommodation associated with improved therapy outcome in pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psycholog. Vol. 77, no. January: 355-360.
  • Lehmkuhl, H. D., Merlo, L. J., Storch, E. A., Heidgerken, A., Silverstein, J. H., & Geffken, G. R. 2009. Cognitive Abilities in a Sample of Youth with Poorly Controlled Type I Diabetes.  Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities. Vol. 21, no. January: 1-8.
  • Lehmkuhl, H. D., Cammarata, C., Meyer, K., Duke, D. A., Lewin, A., Williams, L., Storch, E. A., Nichols, R., Silverstein, J., & Geffken, G. R. 2009. Psychometric properties of a self-report measure of adherence to the diabetes regimen.  Children’s Health Care. Vol. 38, no. January.
  • Storch, E. A., Lehmkuhl, H., Pence, S., Geffken, G. R., Ricketts, E., Storch, J. F., & Murphy, T. K. 2009. Parental experiences of having a child with obsessive-compulsive disorder: Associations with clinical characteristics and caregiver adjustment.  Journal of Child and Family Studies.
  • Lehmkuhl, H. D. Storch, E. A., Rahman, O., Freeman, J., Geffken, G., & Murphy, T. 2009. Just say no: Sequential parent management and cognitive behavioral-therapy for a child with comorbid disruptive behaviors and obsessive-compulsive disorder.  Clinical Case Studies. Vol. 8, no. January: 48-58.
  • Storch EA, Merlo LJ, Larson MJ, Geffken GR, Lehmkuhl H, Jacob ML, Murphy TK, Goodman WK. 2008. The impact of comorbidity on cognitive-behavioral therapy response in pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder.  J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. Vol. 47, no. January: 583-592.
  • Lehmkuhl HD, Nabors LA. 2008. Children with diabetes: Satisfaction with school support, illness perceptions, and HbA1c levels.  J Devel Phys Disabil. Vol. 20, no. January: 101-114.
  • Geffken GR, Lehmkuhl HD, Walker KN, Storch EA, Heidgerken AD, Lewin A, Williams LB, Silverstein J. 2008. Family functioning processes and diabetic ketoacidosis in pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes.  Rehabil Psychol. Vol. 53, no. January: 231-237.
  • Storch EA, Merlo LJ, Lehmkuhl H, Geffken GR, Jacob M, Ricketts E, Murphy TK, Goodman WK. 2008. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder: Comparison of intensive and weekly approaches.  J Anxiety Disord. Vol. 22, no. January: 1146-1158.
  • Lehmkuhl HD, Storch EA, Bodfish JW, Geffken GR. 2008. Exposure and Response Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in a 12-year-old with Autism.  J Autism Devel Disabil. Vol. 38, no. January: 977-981.
  • Storch EA, Lehmkuhl HD, Geffken GR, Touchton A, & Murphy TK. 2007. Aripiprazol augmentation of incomplete treatment response in an adolescent male with obsessive-compulsive disorder.  Depression and Anxiety. Vol. 0, no. January: 1-3.
  • Storch EA, Merlo LJ, Lehmkuhl H, Geffken GR, Goodman WK, & Murphy TK. 2007. Psychometric properties of the Tourette's Disorders Scales.  Child Psychiatry and Human Development. Vol. 38, no. January: 89-98.
  • Barzman DH, DelBello MP, Fleck DE, Lehmkuhl H, & Strakowski S. 2007. Rates, types, and psychosocial correlates of legal charges in adolescents with newly diagnosed bipolar disorder.  Bipolar Disorders. Vol. 9, no. January: 339-344.
  • Storch EA, Merlo LJ, Lehmkuhl H, Geffken GR. 2007. Psychometric properties of the Tourette's Disorder Scales.  Child Psychiatry and Human Development. Vol. 38, no. January: 89-98.
  • Lehmkuhl H & Storch EA. 2007. Family involvement in cognitive-behavioral treatment for pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder.  Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation Newsletter.
  • Ammerman RT, Stevens J, Putnam FG, Altaye M, Hulsmann JE, Lehmkuhl HD, Monroe JC, Gannon TA, & VanGinkel JB. 2006. Predictors of early engagement in home visitation.  Journal of Family Violence. Vol. 21, no. January: 74-85.
  • Nabors L, Rofey D, Sumajin I, Lehmkuhl H, & Zins J. 2005. Teacher perceptions of children experiencing homelessness.  Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless. Vol. 14, no. January: 171-190.
  • Nabors L & Lehmkuhl HD. 2005. Young adults' perceptions of children with cerebral palsy.  Rehabilitation Psychology. Vol. 50, no. January: 292-296.
  • Drury AM, Lehmkuhl HD, Nabors LA, & Jiang D. 2005. Adults attitudes toward a child with cancer: Does a stereotype exist?.  Journal of Psychosocial Oncology. Vol. 23, no. January: 41-54.
  • Nabors LA & Lehmkuhl HD. 2004. Children with chronic medical conditions: Recommendations for school mental health clinicians.  Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities. Vol. 16, no. January: 1-15.
  • Nabors LA, Lehmkuhl HD, Parkins I, & Drury AM. 2004. Reading about over-the-counter medications.  Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing. Vol. 27, no. January: 297-305.
  • Nabors LA, Lehmkuhl HD, & Warm JS. 2003. Children's acceptance ratings of a child with a facial scar: The impact of positive scripts.  Early Education and Development. Vol. 15, no. January: 79-91.
  • Nabors L, Lehmkuhl H, Jenkins E, Anderson E, Deck T, & Smith S. 2003. Executive summary: Evaluation of suicide prevention coalitions SFY03.  Ohio Department of Mental Health.
  • Nabors L, Lehmkuhl H, Christos N, & Andreone TL. 2003. Children with Diabetes: Perceptions of supports for self-management at school.  Journal of School Health. Vol. 73, no. January: 216-221.
  • Nabors L, Lehmkuhl H, & Weist MD. 2002. Continuous quality improvement and evaluation of expanded school mental health services. In School mental health handbook. Edited by M. Weist, S. Evans, & N. Lever. New York, NY: Kluwer.
  • Alioto, A., Yacob, D., Yardley, H. L., & DiLorenzo. Inpatient treatment of rumination syndrome: Outcomes and lessons learned.  Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology.
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