Carol Rockhill, MD, PhD

Personal Statement

I am a child and adolescent psychiatrist with experience in delivering guideline-based care for child and adolescent psychiatric disorders. I am the Medical Director of the Outpatient Psychiatry Clinics at Seattle Children’s, and have experience with training of staff to deliver guideline-based care. I also have health services training, including having obtained a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Services and participation in a Primary Care-Psychiatry Research Fellowship funded by the National Institutes of Health.

My clinical work includes treatment of outpatients and inpatients with a variety of mental health needs, and I provide telepsychiatry in our outpatient clinics.  I have experience with collaboration with primary care providers to deliver care to pediatric patients, including serving as a consulting psychiatrist on the Partnership Access Line, which provides psychiatric consultation regarding mental health assessment and treatment to pediatricians and other primary care physicians throughout the state of Washington. I have expertise in the treatment of common mental health problems in a pediatric population.

My research has focused on mental health care for common psychiatric illnesses including depression and ADHD, and has included utilization of collaborative models of care and testing of interventions for youth with psychiatric diagnoses. I have been a co-investigator, with R01 PI Kathleen Myers, MD, for a study of guideline-based care provided by telepsychiatry for youth in rural communities with a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. 


Health Services, University of Washington, 2005-2007
General Psychiatry, University of Washington, 2000-2004
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Washington, 2003-2005
MD, Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000
PhD, Human and Community Development, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000
MPH, Health Services, University of Washington, 2007
MS, Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1993

Department Affiliations

Other Affiliations

Early Childhood Clinic – Seattle Children’s Hospital
Mood and Anxiety Program – Seattle Children’s Hospital
Training Clinic

Recent Publications

Clinical Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Anxiety Disorders.
(2020 Oct)
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 59(10): 1107-1124
Walter HJ, Bukstein OG, Abright AR, Keable H, Ramtekkar U, Ripperger-Suhler J, Rockhill C

Dr. Liu et al. Reply.
(2020 May)
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 59(5): 577-579
Liu FF, Cruz RA, Rockhill CM, Lyon AR

Classification System for International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification and Tenth Revision Pediatric Mental Health Disorders.
(2020 Jun 1)
JAMA Pediatr 174(6): 620-622
Zima BT, Gay JC, Rodean J, Doupnik SK, Rockhill C, Davidson A, Hall M

Primary Care Management of Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Appears More Assertive Following Brief Psychiatric Intervention Compared with Single Session Consultation.
(2020 Jun)
J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 30(5): 285-292
Rockhill CM, Carlisle LL, Qu P, Vander Stoep A, French W, Zhou C, Myers K

Editorial: A Spoonful of Injury Prevention Makes the ADHD Medicine Go Down.
(2020 Aug)
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 59(8): 920-922
Rockhill CM

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