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Ginger E. Nicol, MD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Specialty Areas

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Child Psychiatry

Board Certifications

General Psychiatry
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children's Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Childhood disruptive behavior and mood disorders, obesity and weight management in childhood depression,

  • Education
  • Publication & Research



Medical Degree: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa 2002
B.A.: Journalism, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 1998
Residency: General Psychiatry, Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2005
Fellowship: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, St. Louis Children's Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2007

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Behavioral Weight Loss Treatment in Antipsychotic Treated Youth.
Nicol GE, Kolko RP, Mills M, Gunnarsdottir T, Yingling MD, Schweiger JA, Lenze EJ, Newcomer JW, Wilfley D
Scand J Child Adolesc Psychiatr Psychol. 2016 May; 4(2)96-104.

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The Role of Clinical Setting and Management Approach in Metabolic Testing Among Youths and Adults Treated With Antipsychotics.
Nicol GE, Campagna EJ, Garfield LD, Newcomer JW, Parks JJ, Morrato EH
Psychiatr Serv. 2016 Jan; 67(1)128-32. doi: 10.1176/

    [PubMed - in process]
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Adiposity and Cardiometabolic Risk in Children With and Without Antipsychotic Drug Treatment.
Nicol GE, de Las Fuentes L, Riek AE, Bernal-Mizrachi C, Lenze EJ, Miller JP, Schweiger JA, Yingling MD, Huang VJ, Dixon DJ, Hennekens CH, Newcomer JW
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Sep; 100(9)3418-26. doi: 10.1210/jc.2015-2119.

    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Psychotropic drug use among preschool children in the Medicaid program from 36 states.
Garfield LD, Brown DS, Allaire BT, Ross RE, Nicol GE, Raghavan R
Am J Public Health. 2015 Mar; 105(3)524-9. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302258.

    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Best practices: implementation of a glucose screening program based on diffusion of innovation theory methods.
Nicol GE, Morrato EH, Johnson MC, Campagna E, Yingling MD, Pham V, Newcomer JW
Psychiatr Serv. 2011 Jan; 62(1)12-4. doi: 10.1176/

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Metabolic screening in children receiving antipsychotic drug treatment.
Morrato EH, Nicol GE, Maahs D, Druss BG, Hartung DM, Valuck RJ, Campagna E, Newcomer JW
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Apr; 164(4)344-51. doi: 10.1001/archpediatrics.2010.48.

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Areas of Research Interest

Identification and prevention of cardiometabolic risk in mentally ill pediatric populations, psychopharmacology, child mental health care cost and utilization, collaborative care.