Nicole Swain PsyD

Nicole Swain PsyD

Pediatric Psychologist

NeuroDevelopmental Science Center
Spasticity Program
Brain Injury Program


Akron Children's Hospital
NeuroDevelopmental Science Center
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery St., Suite 4400
Akron , OH 44308
Phone: 330-543-8050
Fax: 330-543-8054
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Undergraduate School

Otterbein College, Westerville, OH

Graduate School

Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH


Pediatric Psychology; Chronic pain specialty: Cincinnati Childrenís Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH


American Psychological Association (APA)
The Society of Pediatric Psychology (SPP); Division 54 of APA
Ohio Psychological Association (OPA)

Clinical Interests

Children and adolescents with medical/physical health conditions, acute and/or chronic, to help them with quality of life, adjustment, functional ability, learning, and success in multiple domains of development.

Research Interests

Physical and psychological factors in a sample of children and adolescents struggling with obesity who attended an outpatient medically-based weight management program.


Smith, J.D., Finn, S.E., Swain, N.F., & Handler, L. (2010). Therapeutic assessment of families in healthcare settings: A case presentation of the modelís application. Families, Systems, & Health, 28(4), 369-386.

Kashikar-Zuck, S., Lynch, A.M., Slater, S., Graham, T.B., Swain, N.F., & Noll, R.B. (2008). Family factors, emotional functioning and functional impairment in juvenile fibromyalgia syndrome. Arthritis Care & Research, 59(10), 1392-1398.

Kashikar-Zuck, S., Lynch, A.M., Graham, T.B., Swain, N.F., Mullen, S.B., & Noll, R.B. (2007). Social functioning and peer relationships of adolescents with juvenile fibromyalgia syndrome. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 57(3), 474-480.

Swain, N.F., Popenhagen, M., Kashikar-Zuck, S., Kruschwitz, M., & Negron, J. (2007). Treatment approaches and interventions for juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome: A current review. In A. P. Rockne (Ed.), Focus on fibromyalgia research. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

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