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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

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

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
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

Publications

  • Carol M. Rockhill, MD, PhD
    Here and There: When is bigger better in brain development?
    Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychatry , 2012 : 50(2)
  • Carol M. Rockhill, MD, PhD
    Health care costs associated with Traumatic Brain Injury and psychiatric illness in adults.
    Journal of Neurotrauma; 29:1-9. , 2012
  • Carol M. Rockhill, MD, PhD
    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
  • Carol M. Rockhill, MD, PhD
    Kodish, I., Rockhill, C., & Varley, C.
    Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience; 13(4):423-438. , 2011
  • Carol M. Rockhill, MD, PhD
    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
  • Carol M. Rockhill, MD, PhD
    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.
    Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry , 2010 June : 531-2
  • Carol M. Rockhill, MD, PhD
    Depressive disorders in children and adolescents. In
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: The Essentials, Second Edition, K. Cheng & K.M. Myers (Eds.), Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins: Philadelphia. , 2010
  • Carol M. Rockhill, MD, PhD
    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
  • Carol M. Rockhill, MD, PhD
    Depressive symptoms in adolescence: the association with multiple health risk behaviors.
    General Hospital Psychiatry; 32:233-9 , 2010
  • Carol M. Rockhill, MD, PhD
    Depressive symptoms in adolescence: the association with multiple health risk behaviors.
    General Hospital Psychiatry; 32:233-9 , 2010
  • Carol M. Rockhill, MD, PhD
    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
  • Carol M. Rockhill, MD, PhD
    Richardson, L., McCauley, E., Grossman, D., McCarty, C., Richards, J., Russo, J., Rockhill, C., Katon, W.
    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.
    Brain injury : [BI] , 2010 : 1051-60
  • Carol M. Rockhill, MD, PhD
    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.
    Journal of Adolescence , 2009 June : 535-53
  • Carol M. Rockhill, MD, PhD
    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
  • Carol M. Rockhill, MD, PhD
    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.
    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.
    Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology , 2007 June : 429-41
  • Carol M. Rockhill, MD, PhD
    Parent and Child Reports Regarding Anxiety and Depression Diagnoses in Children with Asthma.
    Journal of Nervous and Mental Disorders, 195(11):897-904 , 2007
  • Carol M. Rockhill, MD, PhD
    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
  • Carol M. Rockhill, MD, PhD
    Early onset bipolar disorder.
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: The Essentials, K. Cheng & K.M. Myers (Eds.), Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins: Philadelphia. , 2006
  • Carol M. Rockhill, MD, PhD
    Oppositional Defiant Disorder.
    Preschool Mental Health: A Guide for Practitioners, J. Luby (Ed.), Guilford Press: New York. , 2006
  • Carol M. Rockhill, MD, PhD
    A social information-processing approach to childrens loneliness.
    S. Hymel & K. Rotenberg (Eds.), Childrens Loneliness. New York: Cambridge University Press. , 1999

Presentations

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