Robert M. Dempster, PhD :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Contact Information

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

Location Information for Patients

Main Campus


Rob Dempster, PhD, is a psychologist in the Pediatric Psychology Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is a team psychologist for the Interdisciplinary Feeding Clinic; provides consultation/liaison services to the gastroenterology service, specifically for children with feeding disorders; outpatient therapy and evaluation; and collaborates as a team psychologist for the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition. His research focuses on patients with feeding disorders and the role of stigma in help-seeking for mental health problems.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Clinical Interests

  • Feeding Disorders
  • Pain Management
  • Obesity Treatment

Research Interests

Areas of Interest:

  • Feeding disorders
  • How stigma influences help seeking for psychosocial problems

Education and Training

Undergraduate School

  • Temple University
    Date Completed: 05/11/2005


  • Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics
    Date Completed: 07/22/2011

Graduate School

  • Kent State University
    Date Completed: 08/13/2011


  • Nationwide Children's Hospital
    Date Completed: 08/30/2012


  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Health


  • Psychology


  • Pediatric Psychology

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 12/31/2012


  • Dempster R, Wildman B, Keating A. "The Role of Stigma in Parental Help-Seeking for Child Behavior Problems". J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2012 Jul 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed ID: 22788955
  • Dempster RM, Wildman BG, Langkamp D, Duby JC. "Pediatrician identification of child behavior problems: the roles of parenting factors and cross-practice differences". J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2012 Jun;19(2):177-87. PubMed ID: 21964826

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