Rebecca J. Schultz, Ph.D., RN, CPNP

Associate Professor


Rebecca J. Schultz, Ph.D., RN, CPNP

HOU 6136 


Ph.D., Nursing Science, Texas Woman's University, Houston, Texas
M.S.N., Maternal Child Nursing/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Education, University of Texas School of Nursing at Galveston, Galveston, TX
B.S.N., Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
Dipl, Nursing, Asbury Hospital School of Nursing, Salina, KS
Other, Biology, Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, Kansas

Research Interests

Children and Adolescents with Chronic Conditions; Access to Care; Self-Management; Self-Efficacy; Pediatric Epilepsy; Refractory Epilepsy; Ketogenic Diet; Transition of Care From Pediatric to Adult Health Care

Latest Articles

Gastrointestinal Health Questionnaire (GHQ) for Rett Syndrome: Tool Development
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (2021)
Kathleen J Motil, Nabeel Khan, Jennifer L. Coon, Judy O Barrish, Bernhard Suter

ECHO Telementoring Applied to Managing Students with Seizures: The Benefits for School Nurses
NASN School Nurse (2020)
Angela McPhillips M. McPhillips, Rebecca J Schultz, Mary Nasuta, Patricia O Shafer

Challenges in the Transition of Care Process for Patients with Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut Syndromes
Journal of Pediatric Epilepsy (2020)
Cemal Karakas, Rebecca J. Schultz, Jay R Gavvala

A School Nurse–Led Asthma Intervention for School-Age Children: A Randomized Control Trial to Improve Self-Management
Journal of School Nursing (2020)
Elif Isik, Nina M Fredland, Anne Young, Rebecca J Schultz

Spectrum and time course of epilepsy and the associated cognitive decline in MECP2 Duplication Syndrome
Neurology (2019)
Dana Marafi, Bernhard Suter, Rebecca J Schultz, Daniel G Glaze, Valory N Pavlik

Quality improvement in neurology: Epilepsy Quality Measurement Set 2017 Update
Neurology (2018)
A Patel, C Baca, G Franklin, S T Herman, I Hughes

Self-Management interventions in pediatric epilepsy: What is the level of evidence?
Epilepsia (2017)
J L Wagner, A C Modi, E K Johnson, R Shegog, C Escoffery

Neurologist's Role in Supporting Health Care Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood: A consensus statement.
Neurology (2016)
L W Brown, P Camfield, M Capers, G Casino, M Ciccarelli

Risks and Benefits of Epilepsy Surgery in a Pediatric Population: Consequences for Memory and Academic Skills
Epilepsy & Behavior (2016)
R Martin, P Cirinoi, M Hiscock, Rebecca Schultz, R Collins

Application of envelope trend to analyze early EEG changes in the frontal regions during intracarotid amobarbital procedure in children.
Epilepsy & Behavior (2015)
C I Akman, V Micic, M Quach, A A Wilfong, R Schultz


Epilepsy Treatment: Ketogenic Diet and Neurostimulation
in Rudolph's Pediatrics 23rd edition | McGraw-Hill (2018)
Rebecca J Schultz

Externally Funded Projects

A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Six-Month Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of Sarizotan in Patients with Rett Syndrome with Respiratory Symptoms Year 2 of 3
Newron Pharmaceuticals | 2016
Role: Co-Investigator

Strategic Approaches to Improving Access to Quality Health Care for Children and Youth with Epilepsy Year 2 of 3
GOV-Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) | 2016
Role: Co-Investigator

Clinical Study Agreement--Rett Natural History Study Year 3 of 4
GOV-National Institutes of Health (NIH) | $50,000.00 | 2015
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Internally Funded Projects

Identifying Facilitators and/or Barriers to the Successful Completion of an NP Program for Black Students
Texas Woman's University College of Nursing Small Grants | 2020
Research Grant

Advancing Peripheral Quantification of Ictal Activity in Patients with Rett Syndrome and Epilepsy
Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Pediatric Neurology | $0.00 | 2016
Research Grant

Retrospective Chart Review of EEG Studies in MeCP2-Related Disorders
Blue Bird Circle for Pediatric Neurology | $0.00 | 2015
Research Grant

Professional Affiliations

  • American Epilepsy Society
  • Association of Child Neurology Nurses
  • Epilepsy Association of Houston/Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter
  • Houston Chapter, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners
  • National Epilepsy Foundation of America
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Zeta Pi chapter