Rebecca J. Schultz, PhD, RN, CPNP
Department or Service
- Texas Medical Center
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Comprehensive Epilepsy Program and Blue Bird Circle Rett Center (Main Campus)
|Texas Woman's University||nursing education||Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Nursing Science||2009|
|Kiffen Penry Scholars Program||other||Pediatric Epilepsy Preceptorship||2003|
|University of Texas School of Nursing at Galveston||Master of Science in Nursing||1986|
Every patient/family has a unique constellation of physical, psychological, cultural, and spiritual factors that influence their ability and choice to participate in health promotion and disease related activities. I strive to deliver competent, compassionate, family-centered and developmentally appropriate care with respect for the unique features of each patient/family. My clinical interests are caring for children and adolescents with epilepsy, specifically those with refractory epilepsy treated with vagus nerve stimulation and/or the ketogenic diet. My current research interests are transition of adolescents with epilepsy and cognitive impairments from pediatric to adult care, psycho-social aspects of epilepsy, efficacy and side effects of the ketogenic diet for the treatment of epilepsy, and epilepsy in Rett syndrome and MECP2 related disorders.
|American Epilepsy Society||Member/Scientific Program Committee & Professional in Epilepsy Care Committee|
|Child Neurology Foundation Transition Project||Advisory Committee|
|Epilepsy Association of Houston/Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter||Chair, Professional Advisory Board|
|National Epilepsy Foundation of America||Professional Advisory Board Member|
|Texas Children’s Hospital Bioethics Committee||Member/Policy and Procedure Subcommittee|
Schultz RJ, Glaze DG. Rett syndrome. In: UptoDate, Basow DS (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA
Schultz RJ. Parental experiences transitioning their adolescent with epilepsy and cognitive impairments to adult health care. J Pediatr Health Care. 2013 Sep-Oct;27(5):359-66. doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2012.03.004. Epub 2012 May 4. PubMed PMID: 22560804.
Zupec-Kania B, Neal E, Schultz R, Roan ME, Turner Z, Welborn M. An update on diets in clinical practice. J Child Neurol. 2013 Aug;28(8):1015-26. doi: 10.1177/0883073813487597. Epub 2013 May 14. PubMed PMID: 23674231.
Pancheri K, Fowler DL, Wiggs CM, Schultz R, Lewis P, Nurse R. Fostering completion of the doctor of philosophy degree through scholarly collegial support. J Contin Educ Nurs. 2013 Jul;44(7):309-12. doi: 10.3928/00220124-20130515-38. Epub 2013 May 22. PubMed PMID: 23713437
Glaze DG, Schultz RJ, Frost JD. Rett syndrome: characterization of seizures versus non-seizures. Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, 1998;106:79-83.