Robert Hilt, MD

My primary interest is to increase professional collaboration between child psychiatrists and pediatric medical providers, and to increase access to high quality care. Being a former rural primary care pediatrician helps me to understand the challenges faced by families and their care providers in under-resourced communities. I have been fortunate to be able to work with Washington, Wyoming and Alaska state health agencies as the Program Director for the Partnership Access Line child mental health consultation service for all of those state’s primary care providers.

Another professional interest is the promotion of best practice care, which has lead to additional roles directing the Medicaid Medication Second Opinion Programs in Washington, Wyoming and Alaska, and directing the MDT Psychiatric Consult Service in Wyoming for children in foster care. I have served as the co-chair of the Committee on Collaboration with Medical Professions with the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Mental Health Editor for the American Academy of Pediatrics’ PREP-Self Assessment, and the editorial boards for Pediatric Annals, Psychiatric Annals and Psychiatric Services.


Child Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts, 2004-2006
Adult Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts, 2002-2004
General Pediatrics, University of Iowa, 1996-1999

Department Affiliations

Recent Publications

Editorial: Best Practices in Child Antipsychotic Use Monitoring.
(2020 Nov 5)
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry
Hilt RJ

Safer use of antipsychotics in youth (SUAY) pragmatic trial protocol.
(2020 Oct 20)
Contemp Clin Trials 99(): 106184
Penfold RB, Thompson EE, Hilt RJ, Kelleher KJ, Schwartz N, Beck A, Clarke GN, Ralston JD, Hartzler AL, Coley RY, Akosile M, Vitiello B, Simon GE

A Second-Opinion Program for the Care of Youths Prescribed Five or More Psychotropics in Washington State.
(2020 Sep 3)
Psychiatr Serv
Barclay RP, Dillon-Naftolin E, Russell D, Hilt RJ

Effectiveness of mandatory peer review to reduce antipsychotic prescriptions for Medicaid-insured children.
(2020 Aug)
Health Serv Res 55(4): 596-603
Akincigil A, Mackie TI, Cook S, Hilt RJ, Crystal S

Evaluation and Management of Psychiatric Emergencies in Children.
(2018 Aug 1)
Pediatr Ann 47(8): e328-e333
Margret CP, Hilt R

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