Carol Rockhill, MD, PhD, MPH

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 – Seattle Children’s Hospital

Washington State Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (WSCCAP) – secretary/ treasurer

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Committee on Quality Issues (CQI) Co-Chair

Recent Publications

Identifying pediatric emergency department visits for aggression using administrative claims data.
(2022 May)
Am J Emerg Med 55(): 89-94
Peleggi A, Strub B, Kim SJ, Rockhill CM

Intranasal Oxytocin in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
(2021 Oct 14)
N Engl J Med 385(16): 1462-1473
Sikich L, Kolevzon A, King BH, McDougle CJ, Sanders KB, Kim SJ, Spanos M, Chandrasekhar T, Trelles MDP, Rockhill CM, Palumbo ML, Witters Cundiff A, Montgomery A, Siper P, Minjarez M, Nowinski LA, Marler S, Shuffrey LC, Alderman C, Weissman J, Zappone B, Mullett JE, Crosson H, Hong N, Siecinski SK, Giamberardino SN, Luo S, She L, Bhapkar M, Dean R, Scheer A, Johnson JL, Gregory SG, Veenstra-VanderWeele J

Psychotropic Medication Prescribing for Youth at a Regional Autism Center.
(2021 Dec)
J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 31(10): 653-658
Gannon S, Abdelrazek A, Keller K, Rockhill C, Kim SJ

Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders in Children and Adolescents With Intellectual Disability (Intellectual Developmental Disorder).
(2020 Apr)
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 59(4): 468-496
Siegel M, McGuire K, Veenstra-VanderWeele J, Stratigos K, King B, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Committee on Quality Issues (CQI)., Bellonci C, Hayek M, Keable H, Rockhill C, Bukstein OG, Walter HJ

Editors' Note and Special Communication: Research Priorities in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Emerging From the COVID-19 Pandemic.
(2021 May)
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 60(5): 544-554.e8
Novins DK, Stoddard J, Althoff RR, Charach A, Cortese S, Cullen KR, Frazier JA, Glatt SJ, Henderson SW, Herringa RJ, Hulvershorn L, Kieling C, McBride AB, McCauley E, Middeldorp CM, Reiersen AM, Rockhill CM, Sagot AJ, Scahill L, Simonoff E, Stewart SE, Szigethy E, Taylor JH, White T, Zima BT

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