Catherine L. Butz, PhD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Catherine L. Butz, PhD

Catherine L. Butz, PhD

Contact Information

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


Catherine Butz, PhD, is the Clinical Director of the Pediatric Psychology Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital and a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Butz provides services through the Neurology, Rheumatology, and Cardiology sections and conducts psychoeducational testing. Her research focuses on the impact of headache on emotional functioning, and comorbidities among adults with congenital heart defects.


  • Female

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Research Interests

Areas of Interest:

  • Dr. Butz has interests in the benefits of pain and stress management as well as comorbidities of chronic conditions. Her current research includes management of procedural distress during burn dressing changes, and has recently completed a 4-year study utilizing virtual reality. She is also involved in a study examining outcomes among adults who have a history of a congenital heart defect.

Education and Training


  • La Rabida Children's Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/2000

Graduate School

  • University of Illinois at Chicago
    Date Completed: 12/09/2000


  • Nationwide Children's Hospital
    Date Completed: 08/31/2001


  • Pediatrics


  • Pediatric Psychology & Neuropsychology


  • Pediatric Psychology

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 04/25/2003


  • Fritz K & Butz. 2007. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and pediatric burn injury: Important considerations regarding premorbid risk.  Current Opinions in Pediatrics. Vol. 19, no. January: 565-569.
  • Pakalnis A, Butz C, Splaingard D, Kring D, Fong J. 2007. Emotional problems and prevalence of medication overuse in pediatric chronic daily headache.  Journal of Child Neurology. Vol. 22, no. 12. (January): 1356-1359.
  • Linscheid T & Butz C. 2003. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. In Handbook of Pediatric Psychology. Edited by M.C. Roberts. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Lemanek KM & Butz C. 2002. Mood and anxiety disorders. In Adolescent Medicine Secrets. Edited by C. Holland & R. Brown. Pennsylvania: Hanley & Belfus, Inc..
  • Butz C & Spaccarelli S. 1999. Use of physical force as an offense characteristic in subtyping juvenile sexual offenders.  Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment. Vol. 11, no. January: 217-232.
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