Nikki M. Powell, PsyD, BCBA-D :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Nikki M. Powell, PsyD, BCBA-D

Nikki M. Powell, PsyD, BCBA-D

Contact Information

187 W. Schrock Rd.
Westerville, OH 43081 [ map ]
PH: (614) 355-8315
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Dr. Nikki Powell is a licensed psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral level. Dr. Powell has worked with children on the spectrum for over a decade, focusing on language acquisition and problem-behavior reduction. Her area of specialty at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders is severe challenging behavior, and she has worked to formulate service delivery models for children with these unique needs. Dr. Powell started an intensive, clinic-based model of treating severe behavior where evidenced based interventions are used to reduce negative behaviors and train family/community providers to maintain these gains post-treatment. She is involved in research within the behavior analytic community and her current interests include social perceptions of intensive behavioral treatments and program development within outpatient settings.


  • Female

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Clinical Interests

  • Severe Behavior - Autism

Research Interests

Areas of Interest:

  • Social perceptions of intensive behavioral intervention
  • Severe Behavior Outpatient Program Development

Education and Training

Undergraduate School

  • Denison University
    Date Completed: 05/01/2005


  • Marcus Autism Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
    Date Completed: 07/01/2010

Graduate School

  • Wright State University School of Professional Psychology
    Date Completed: 07/01/2010

Postdoctoral Training

  • Marcus Autism Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
    Date Completed: 07/01/2011


  • Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders


  • Behavioral Health Services

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 07/11/2011


  • Shillingsburg MA, Powell NM, Bowen CN,"Teaching children with autism spectrum disorders to mand for the removal of stimuli that prevent access to preferred items," Anal Verbal Behav. 29(2013): 51-7. PubMed ID: 23814366

Awards, Honors and Organizations

  • Member, Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, 2011-present
  • Member, Association for Behavior Analysis International, 2006-present
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