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Marianne Z. Wamboldt, MD


Contact Info:

Phone:  303-724-3300
Email: Dr. Wamboldt

Clinical/Research Interests:
Dr. Wamboldt is interested in the treatment and research of physically ill children and family therapy.​
Marquette University  BS  1972-1976 (Magna Cum Laude)

University of Wisconsin Medical School  1977-1981

Founding Member, Association of Child and Adolescent Medical Psychiatric Programs, 1993 - 2002     

Member and Chair, Committee on the Physically Ill Child, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1993 - 2006    

Examiner, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychiatry, 1994 - Present  

Member, Committee on Family Therapy, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2001 - Present  

Member and Co-Chair, Ad Hoc Work Group on the Inclusion of Relationship Variables into DSM-V, 2003 - Present  

Member, Family Committee, Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, 2004 - Present  

Member, International Society for Applied Respiratory Psychophysiology, 2004 - Present  

Member, Program Committee, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2005 - Present  

  • Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/ Colorado Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Society
  • American Family Therapy Association
  • American Psychiatric Association / Colorado Psychiatric Society    
  • Behavioral Genetics Association
  • Colorado Medical Society
  • Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry
  • International Society for the Advancement of Respiratory Psychophysiology
  • Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Society for Research in Child Development
  • Society of Professors in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications (since 2000):

Banzett, R. B., Dempsey, J. A., O'Donnell, D.E., Wamboldt, M. Z. Symptom perception and respiratory sensation in asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. Sep 2000;162(3 Pt 1):1178-1182.

Bender, B., Wamboldt, F.S., O'Connor, S.L., Rand, C., Szefler, S., Milgrom, H., Wamboldt, M. Z. Measurement of children's asthma medication adherence by self report, mother report, canister weight, and Doser CT. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. Nov 2000;85(5):416-421.

Gabriels, R. L., Wamboldt, M. Z., McCormick, D. R., Adams, T. L., McTaggart, S. R. Children's illness drawings and asthma symptom awareness. J Asthma2000;37(7):565-574.

Wamboldt, F. S., O'Connor, S. L., Wamboldt, M. Z., Gavin, L.A., Klinnert, M. D. The five minute speech sample in children with asthma: deconstructing the construct of expressed emotion. J Child Psychol PsychiatryOct 2000;41(7):887-898.

Wamboldt, M. Z., Bihun, J. T., Szefler, S., Hewitt, J. Perception of induced bronchoconstriction in a community sample of adolescents. J Allergy Clin ImmunolDec 2000;106(6):1102-1107.

Wamboldt, M. Z., Hewitt, J. K., Schmitz, S., Wamboldt, F.S., Rasanen, M., Koskenvuo, M., Romanov, K., Varjonen, J., Kaprio, J. Familial association between allergic disorders and depression in adult Finnish twins. Am J Med Genet. Apr 3 2000;96(2):146-153.

Wamboldt, M. Z.Wamboldt, F. S. Role of the family in the onset and outcome of childhood disorders: selected research findings. J Am Acad Child Adolesc PsychiatryOct 2000;39(10):1212-1219.

Wamboldt, M. Z., Wamboldt, F.S., Gavin, L., McTaggart, A. S. A parent-child relationship scale derived from the child and adolescent psychiatric assessment (CAPA). J Am Acad Child Adolesc PsychiatryAug 2001;40(8):945-953.

Bihun, J. T., Wamboldt, M. Z., Gavin, L. A., Wamboldt, F. S. Can the Family Assessment Device (FAD) be used with school aged children? Fam ProcessWinter 2002;41(4):723-731.

Millikan, E., Wamboldt, M. Z., Bihun, J. T. Perceptions of the family, personality characteristics, and adolescent internalizing symptoms. J Am Acad Child Adolesc PsychiatryDec 2002;41(12):1486-1494.

Wamboldt, F. S., Ho, J., Milgrom, H., Wamboldt, M. Z., Sanders, B., Szefler, S. J., Bender, B. G. Prevalence and correlates of household exposures to tobacco smoke and pets in children with asthma. J PediatrJul 2002;141(1):109-115.

Wamboldt, F. S., Price, M. R., Hume, L. A., Gavin, L. A, Wamboldt, M. Z., Klinnert, M. D. Reliability and validity of a system for coding asthma outcomes from medical records. J AsthmaJun 2002;39(4):299-305.

Goodwin, R. D., Wamboldt, M. Z., Pine, D.S. Lung disease and internalizing disorders. Is childhood abuse a shared etiologic factor? J Psychosom ResSep 2003;55(3):215-219.

Ho, J., Bender, B. G., Gavin, L. A., O'Connor, S. L., Wamboldt, M. Z., Wamboldt, F. S. Relations among asthma knowledge, treatment adherence, and outcome. J Allergy Clin Immunol. Mar 2003;111(3):498-502.

Wamboldt, M. Z., Laudenslager, M., Wamboldt, F. S., Kelsay, K., Hewitt, J. Adolescents with atopic disorders have an attenuated cortisol response to laboratory stress. J Allergy Clin Immunol. Mar 2003;111(3):509-514. 

O'Connor, S. L., Bender, B. G., Gavin-Devitt, L. A., Wamboldt, M. Z., et al. (2004). "Measuring adherence with the Doser CT in children with asthma." J Asthma 41(6): 663-70.

Kelsay, K., Hazel, N. A., Wamboldt, M. Z. (2005). "Predictors of Body Dissatisfaction in Boys and Girls with Asthma." Journal of Pediatric Psychology30 (6)522-531.

Beach, S. R. H., Wamboldt, M. Z., Kaslow, N. J., Heyman, R. E., & Reiss, D. (2006). Describing relationship problems in DSM-V:Toward better guidance for research and clinical practice. Journal of Family Psychology, 20(3), 359-368.

Kean, E. M., Kelsay, K., Wamboldt, F. S., & Wamboldt, M. Z. (2006). Posttraumatic stress in adolescents with asthma and their parents. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 45(1), 78-86.

Shaw, R. J., Wamboldt, M. Z., et al. (2006). "Practice Patterns in Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry: A National Survey." Psychosomatics, 47(1), 43-49.

Wamboldt, M. Z. & Reiss, D. (2006). Explorations of parenting environments in the evolution of psychiatric problems in children. American Journal of Psychiatry, 163(6), 951 – 953

Wamboldt, M. Z., & Reiss, D. (2006). Genetic Strategies for Clarifying a Nosology of Relational Distress. Journal of Family Psychology, 20(3), 378-385

Federico, M.J., Wamboldt, F.S., Carter, R., Mansell, A.,&  Wamboldt, M.Z. (2007) History of serious asthma exacerbations should be included in guidelines of asthma severity. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology,119(1) 50-56.

McQuaid, E.L., Weiss-Laxer, N., Kopel, S.J., Koinis Mitchell, D.,. Nassau, J.H., Wamboldt, M.Z., Klein, R.B., & Fritz, G.K. (2008) Pediatric Asthma and Problems in Attention, Concentration, and Impulsivity: Disruption of the Family Management System.  Families, Systems & Health, 26(1) 16-29

Rose Community Foundation and HealthONE Alliance Board: Increasing access to mental health care for children from high risk environments.

PI:  Marianne Z. Wamboldt, M.D.

Dates of entire project:  12/1/2005 – 11/30/2007

Total budget:  $359,644


Pfizer:  A Four Week, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Phase III Trial Evaluating The Efficacy, Safety and Pharmacokinetics of Flexible Doses of Oral Ziprasidone in Children and Adolescents with Bipolar I Disorder (Manic or Mixed)

PI:  Marianne Z. Wamboldt, M.D.

Dates of entire project:  10/1/2006 - 10/30/2007


Pfizer:  A 26-Week Open-Label Extension Study Evaluating the Safety and Tolerability of Flexible Doses of Oral Ziprasidone in Children and Adolescents with Bipolar I Disorder (Manic or Mixed)

PI:  Marianne Z. Wamboldt, M.D.

Dates of entire project:           10/1/2006 - 12/31/2007


Astra Zeneca Grant:  A 6-week, Multicenter, Double-blind, Parallel-group, Placebo-controlled Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Quetiapine Fumarate (SEROQUEL™) in the Treatment of Adolescents Diagnosed with Schizophrenia.

PI:  Marianne Z. Wamboldt, M.D.

Dates of entire project:  7/1/2004  - 7/31/2008                         


Astra Zeneca Grant:  A 26-Week, International, Multicenter, Open-Label Phase IIIb Study Of The Safety And Tolerability Of Quetiapine Fumarate (Seroquel) Immediate-Release Tablets In Daily Doses Of 400 Mg To 800 Mg In Children And Adolescents With Bipolar I Disorder And Adolescents With Schizophrenia

 PI:  Marianne Z. Wamboldt, M.D.

 Dates of entire project:  7/1/2004  - 7/31/2008                         


1R01 MH073871:  Family-Focused Treatment for Bipolar Adolescents

PI:  David J. Miklowitz, PhD

Role: Co-Investigator (Effort: 5%)

Dates of entire project:  4/1/2006 - 3/31/2011, $260,690


Ponzio Family:  Ponzio Creative Arts Therapy Program

PI:  Marianne Wamboldt, M.D. (Effort: 5%)

Dates of entire project: 12/1/2004 – 11/30/2009

Total Amount: $1,600,000