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Meet the Research Team

Heather Violette, PhD

Heather Violette

Dr. Heather Violette is a research manager at the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development. She received a PhD in school psychology from the University of Washington in 2009. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Child Health Institute and in the Early Childhood Clinic at Seattle Children’s. She went on to complete her postdoctoral training under the mentorship of Dr. Cari McCarty at Seattle Children’s Research Institute.

Her research interests include assessment and measurement, and the evaluation of intervention services for children and their caregivers that can be delivered in schools or other settings to increase service utilization and promote emotional wellbeing. She is presently overseeing two NIMH-funded projects: the Middle School Matters Study and Children’s ADHD Telemental Health Treatment Study.

Gina Kim, BA

Gina Kim

Gina Kim is a Clinical Research Associate I in the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development. She received her BA in sociology in political science from Western Washington University in 2009. Prior to joining the CATT study team, she worked in Boston and Washington, DC, on child nutrition issues.

Sarah Grover, BS

Sarah Grover

Sarah Grover is a Clinical Research Associate I in the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development. She received her received her BS in psychology with a Spanish minor from the University of Washington in 2010. She has enjoyed being a member of the CATTS team since June 2009 and is also involved in research in social psychology at the University of Washington.

Caitlin Lobdell, BS

Caitlin Lobdell

Caitlin Lobdell is a Clinical Research Associate I in the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development. She received her BS in psychology from the University of Washington in 2010. She started her career at Children’s as a student volunteer through the University of Washington in 2009 and has worked on the Children’s ADHD Telemental Health Treatment Study since July 2011.

Collaborators

Cari McCarty, PhD 

Cari McCarty

Dr. Cari McCarty is a research associate professor in the Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington. She is also an adjunct research associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington and a member of the Center for Child and Family Well-Being. In her role as director of research and development for Adolescent Medicine, she teaches a monthly seminar for postdoctoral and medical fellows and additionally consults with trainees and faculty members on their research projects.

Ann Van der Stoep, PhD 

Ann Van Der Stoep

Dr. Ann Van der Stoep is a psychiatric epidemiologist and an associate professor at the University of Washington in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Epidemiology. Dr. Van der Stoep teaches epidemiological methods and psychiatric epidemiology to graduate students in public health. In her research she uses epidemiological methods to address questions about the phenomenology, etiology and naturalistic and treatment outcomes of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders. She has conducted studies on the transition to adulthood for adolescents with mental illness, the development of depression and conduct problems, the mental health status of children in the juvenile justice system and the evaluation of mental health interventions.

Meet Our Telepsychiatrists

Kathleen M. Myers, MD, MPH, MS

Kathleen Myers

Kathleen M. Myers, MD, MPH, MS, is the director of the Telemental Health Service at Seattle Children’s Hospital and associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She received her medical degree (MD) and a master’s degree in public health (MPH) at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine in Honolulu. She then completed an internship in pediatrics at the University of Arizona School of Medicine in Tucson and her residency in general psychiatry and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. Myers was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the UW, during which she studied epidemiology and healthcare service delivery. She is the co-chair for the Telepsychiatry Committee at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and has co-authored practice parameters and guidelines for telemental health for AACAP and for the American Telemedicine Association.

William French, MD

William French

William French, MD, joined the faculty at Seattle Children’s Hospital in 2008. Dr. French grew up in Kentucky, where he attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and completed training in general psychiatry as well as child and adolescent psychiatry.

French’s professional interests focus on improving services to and outcomes for disadvantaged children and adolescents in community settings. He provides psychiatric services to youth at Odessa Brown Community Clinic; is developing a collaborative model of care with the pediatricians at Harborview Medical Center; and is a core member of a new school-based mental health advocacy group. French is part of our outcomes work group at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He is considered an excellent teacher by our trainees. Perhaps most intriguing is his interest in improving outcomes through utilizing digital applications and technologies. This interest, combined with his desire to serve disadvantaged youth, is how we were able to “snag” him for our telepsychiatry service and the CATTS study.

Carol Rockhill, MD 

Carol Rockhill

Carol Rockhill, MD, PhD, MPH, is one of our own. She completed her general psychiatry residency at the University of Washington (UW) and her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Her skills and interests are particularly underscored by her completion of a National Research Service Award fellowship at the UW. This prestigious fellowship trains psychiatrists in the interface of psychiatry and primary care.

Rockhill strives to ensure the provision of evidence-based treatments to youth in her role as medical director for the outpatient clinics in Seattle Children’s Department of Child Psychiatry and to disseminate these treatments to youth in underserved areas through her telepsychiatry collaboration with primary care physicians. Rockhill joined the CATTS study at its beginning and has developed methods for examining how well these evidence-based interventions can be implemented through telepsychiatry.

Rockhill will be known to some of our primary care colleagues from her telephone consultations, which aim to help primary care physicians across Washington state provide better mental healthcare to their young patients.

Lynda Lee Carlisle, MD

Lee Carlisle

L. Lee Carlisle, MD, joined the faculty at Seattle Children's Hospital in 2000. Dr. Carlisle grew up in Georgia, where she attended the Medical College of Georgia. She completed her general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry training at the University of Washington. She was in private practice and was head of the child psychiatry department at Virginia Mason Medical Center before returning to an academic career. She is the chief of medical staff at the Child Study and Treatment Center, where she works four days a week in Tacoma, Washington, and is on our team one day a week. She was also a consultant to the Foster Care Assessment Team at Harborview Medical Center, which provides reviews for children throughout the state. Her academic interests include diversity and culture issues, trauma and early onset schizophrenia and, of course, her new and strong interest in telemental health.

Our Therapists

Aloma Burrows, MEd

CATTS Study Site:
Seattle Children’s Olympia Clinic
615 Lilly Rd. NE, Suite 140
Olympia, WA 98506

Heather Violette, PhD

CATTS Study Site:
Seattle Children’s Olympia Clinic
615 Lilly Rd. NE, Suite 140
Olympia, WA 98506

Joan Arrasmith, MEd

CATTS Study Site:
Seattle Children’s Tri-Cities Clinic
900 Stevens Dr., Suite 204
Richland, WA 99352

Lila Waldron, MS, NCC

CATTS Study Sites:
Family Health Services Clinic
526 N Chelan St., Suite B
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Seattle Children’s Everett
900 Pacific Ave., Suite 500
Everett, WA 98201

Corrie Piper, MS, MMFT

CATTS Study Site:
Child and Adolescent Clinic
971 11th Ave.
Longview, WA 98632

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Research Manager
Heather Violette
206-884-8259

CATTS Toll-Free Study Line
CATTS
800-997-4017 or 206-884-2343