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Ginger E. Nicol, MD

Associate 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

Nicol GE, Yingling MD, Flavin KS, Schweiger JA, Patterson BW, Schechtman KB, Newcomer JW, (2018 Jun). Metabolic Effects of Antipsychotics on Adiposity and Insulin Sensitivity in Youths: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry.   

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, (2015 Sep).Adiposity and Cardiometabolic Risk in Children With and Without Antipsychotic Drug Treatment.J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab.. 100(9): 3418-26.  

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

Nicol G, Worsham E, Haire-Joshu D, Duncan A, Schweiger J, Yingling M, Lenze E, (2016 Feb).Getting to More Effective Weight Management in Antipsychotic-Treated Youth: A Survey of Barriers and Preferences.Child Obes. 12(1): 70-6.  

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

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

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.