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Carol M. Rockhill, MD, PhD

Carol M. Rockhill, MD, PhD

Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

On staff since July 2007

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"I was drawn to child and adolescent psychiatry because I love working with children, solving problems and helping families provide excellent care for their young or adolescent children with mental-health symptoms. Im especially gratified when an intervention I recommend results in significant improvement in symptoms which happens often! For example, at times my diagnostic assessment has led to the realization that a child displaying oppositional behavior does so because of anxiety symptoms. When this happens, it helps families change their view of their child in a positive way, and we can initiate treatment directed at the root of the childs problems."

  • Attending Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
    and Medical Director of Outpatient Psychiatry Clinics
    Seattle Childrens Hospital and Regional Medical Center

    Assistant Professor
    University of Washington
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    EDUCATION:

    M.D. University of Illinois at Chicago, 2000
    College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign and
    Medical Scholars Program,
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Ph.D. Department of Human Development and Family Studies, 2000
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Dissertation Title: "Depressed Childrens Friendships"

    M. P. H. University of Washington School of Public Health and Community
    Medicine, Department of Health Services, Seattle, 2007
    Thesis Title: "Social Skills and Social Support as Mediators
    between Comorbid Depressive and Conduct Problems and
    Functional Outcomes in Middle School Children"

    M.S. College of Education, Department of Educational Psychology, 1993
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Education.
    Thesis Title: "A Peer-Assessment of the Behavioral
    Characteristics Associated with Poor Peer Acceptance in
    Boys and Girls"

    B.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences, Biology, 1987
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2016 Seattle Magazine 2016
    SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2014
    Seattle Childrens Hospital Bellevue Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic, Jackson Award of Stellar Performance, April 2010 Seattle Children's Hospital Department of Psychiatry April 2010
    Seattle Childrens Hospital Service Family Experience Survey Quality Award, as part of the Bellevue Outpatient Psychiatry team Seattle Children's Hospital, Department of Psychiatry Oct. 2009 - May 2010
    NIMH Child Health Intervention Prevention and Services Career Development Institute Participant National Insititutes of Medicine April 2007
    University of Illinois College of Medicine, Contributions of the College of Medicine Award co-recipient with Dr. Jason Rockhi University of Illinois College of Medicine Oct. 2006
    Outstanding Child Psychiatry Resident Award American College of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2004
    Academic Excellence Award University of Washington, Psychiatry Residency Training Program July 2003 - June 2004
    Outstanding Resident Award Univeristy of Washington, Psychiatry Residency Program July 2003 - June 2004
    Seattle Childrens Hospital, Family Choice Award nominee 2008 and 2012 Seattle Children's Hospital
    • Rockhill, C.M.
      Here and There: When is bigger better in brain development?
      Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychatry , 2012 : 50(2)
    • 1. Rockhill, C.M., Jaffe, K., Zhou, C., Fan, M., Katon, W., & Fann, J.R
      Health care costs associated with Traumatic Brain Injury and psychiatric illness in adults.
      Journal of Neurotrauma; 29:1-9. , 2012
    • Adolescents with suicidal ideation: health care use and functioning.
      McCarty, C.A,. Russo, J., Grossman, D.C., Katon, W., Rockhill, C., McCauley, E., Richards, J., Richardson, L.
      Academic Pediatrics; 11(5):422-6. , 2011
    • Pharmacotherapy for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.
      Kodish, I., Rockhill, C., and Varley, C.
      Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience; 13(4):423-438. , 2011
    • Rockhill, C. M.
      4. Here and There: Connecting Neuronal Circuitry to Child Psychiatry Practice.
      Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; 50(2):101-102. , 2011
    • Kodish, I., Rockhill, C., Ryan, S., & Varley, C.
      Pharmacotherapy for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.
      Pediatric Clinics of North America; 58(1):55-72. , 2011
    • Rockhill CM
      In this issue/Abstract thinking: Persistence of symptoms in child psychiatry.
      20494262 Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry , 2010 June : 531-2
    • McCauley, E., Gudmunsen, G., Bahn, M., Rockhill, C.M.
      Depressive disorders in children and adolescents. In
      Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: The Essentials, Second Edition, K. Cheng and K.M. Myers (Eds.), Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins: Philadelphia. , 2010
    • Evaluation of the PHQ-2 as a Brief Screen for Detecting Major Depression among Adolescents.
      Richardson, L.P., Rockhill, C. M., Russo, J. E., Grossman, D., Richards, J., McCarty, C., McCauley, E., Katon, W.
      Pediatrics 125(5):e1097-103. , 2010
    • 13. Katon, W., Richardson, L., Russo, J., McCarty, C.A., Rockhill, C., McCauley, E., Richards, J., Grossman, D.C.
      Depressive symptoms in adolescence: the association with multiple health risk behaviors.
      General Hospital Psychiatry; 32:233-9 , 2010
    • 13. Katon, W., Richardson, L., Russo, J., McCarty, C.A., Rockhill, C., McCauley, E., Richards, J., Grossman, D.C.
      Depressive symptoms in adolescence: the association with multiple health risk behaviors.
      General Hospital Psychiatry; 32:233-9 , 2010
    • Surveying Adolescents Enrolled in a Regional Health Care Delivery Organization: Mail and Phone Follow-upWhat Works at What Cost? .
      Richards, J., Wiese, C., Katon, W., Rockhill, C., McCarty, C., Grossman, D., McCauley, E., Richardson, L. P.
      J Am Board Fam Med;23:534 - 541 , 2010
    • Evaluation of the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) for Detecting Major Depression among Adolescents.
      Richardson, L., McCauley, E., Grossman, D., McCarty, C., Richards, J., Russo, J., Rockhill, C., Katon, W.
      PMID: 21041282 Pediatrics;126: 1117-23 , 2010
    • Rockhill CM, Fann JR, Fan MY, Hollingworth W, Katon WJ
      Healthcare costs associated with mild traumatic brain injury and psychological distress in children and adolescents.
      20597633 Brain injury : [BI] , 2010 : 1051-60
    • Rockhill, C. M. & Althoff, R.
      Here and There: Personalized Medicine and Pharmacogenomics in Child Psychiatry.
      Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; 48: 1135-1136 , 2009 Dec.
    • Rockhill CM, Vander Stoep A, McCauley E, Katon WJ
      Social competence and social support as mediators between comorbid depressive and conduct problems and functional outcomes in middle school children.
      18694594 Journal of Adolescence , 2009 June : 535-53
    • Hilt, R., McDonell, M. G., Rockhill, C. M., Golombek, A., & Thompson, J.
      The Partnership Access Line, establishing an empirically based child psychiatry consultation program for Washington State: Background, Program Description, and Research Design.
      Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders , 2009
    • Collett, B., Scott, S., Rockhill, C.M., Speltz, M., & McClellan, J.
      Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder.
      Cambridge Handbook of Effective Treatments in Psychiatry, Cambridge University Press. , 2008
    • Rockhill CM, Russo JE, McCauley E, Katon WJ, Richardson LP, Lozano P
      Agreement between parents and children regarding anxiety and depression diagnoses in children with asthma.
      18000451 The Journal of nervous and mental disease , 2007 Nov. : 897-904
    • Rockhill CM, Fan MY, Katon WJ, McCauley E, Crick NR, Pleck JH
      Friendship interactions in children with and without depressive symptoms: observation of emotion during game-playing interactions and post-game evaluations.
      17294129 Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology , 2007 June : 429-41
    • Rockhill, C.M., Russo, J.E., McCauley, E., Katon, W.J., Richardson, L., & Lozano, P.
      Parent and Child Reports Regarding Anxiety and Depression Diagnoses in Children with Asthma.
      Journal of Nervous and Mental Disorders, 195(11):897-904 , 2007
    • Rockhill, C. M., Fan, M.Y., Katon, W., McCauley, E., Crick, N. R.,& Pleck, J. H.
      Friendship Interactions in Children with and without Depressive Symptoms: Observation of Emotion during Game-Playing Interactions and Post-Game Evaluations.
      J Abnorm Child Psychol. 35(3):429-41 , 2007
    • Rockhill, C.M., Hlastala, S.A., Myers, K.M.
      Early onset bipolar disorder.
      Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: The Essentials, K. Cheng and K.M. Myers (Eds.), Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins: Philadelphia. , 2006
    • Rockhill, C.M., Collett, B.,R., McClellan, J.M., & Speltz, M.L.
      Oppositional Defiant Disorder.
      Preschool Mental Health: A Guide for Practitioners, J. Luby (Ed.), Guilford Press: New York. , 2006
    • Crick, N. R., Grotpeter, J. G., & Rockhill, C. M.
      A social information-processing approach to childrens loneliness.
      S. Hymel and K. Rotenberg (Eds.), Childrens Loneliness. New York: Cambridge University Press. , 1999

  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Costs Associated with Traumatic Brain Injuries and Mental Health Care in the Three Years After Traumatic Brain Injury: A Prospective Inquiry Symposium presentation at the 56th annual meeting of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine Las Vegas, Nevada Nov. 1, 2009
    Screening Characteristics and Validity of the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) among Adolescents 56th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Honolulu, HI Oct. 1, 2009
    Comparison between depressed youth with and without comorbid externalizing symptoms in a community sample Poster presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Honolulu, HI Oct. 1, 2009
    Longitudinal Association between Depression, Conduct Problems, and Global Functional Impairment Conference of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology Seattle, WA July 1, 2009
    Anxiety Disorders: When a Normal and Necessary Emotion Becomes Dysfunctional and What to Do About It Continuing Medical Education Lecture for Providers Participating in the Partnership Access Line Olympia, WA Feb. 1, 2009
    Child and Adolescent Depression: Assessment and Treatment Continuing Medical Education Lecture for Providers Participating in the Partnership Access Line Vancouver, WA Jan. 1, 2009
    Pediatric Sleep Continuing Medical Education Lecture for Providers Participating in the Partnership Access Line Vancouver, WA Jan. 1, 2009

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Psychiatry
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Medical/Professional School

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urba, Urbana
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Human and Community Development
University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

Residency

Child Psychiatry, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

Fellowship

Child Psychiatry, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Psychiatry, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

Research Focus Area

Translational Research