Rebecca J. Schultz, PhD, RN, CPNP

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-822-5046
Fax: 832-825-1717

Contact Information

6701 Fannin Street
Suite 1250
Houston, TX 77030

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Comprehensive Epilepsy Program and Blue Bird Circle Rett Center (Main Campus)


School Education Degree Year
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

About Rebecca J. Schultz

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.


Organization Name Role
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

Selected Publications

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.

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