Sarah Hamill Skoch

Sarah Kenney Hamill Skoch , PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor

UC Health
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
Phone 513-558-7700

Professional Summary

Sarah Hamill Skoch, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with a specialty in child and adolescent psychology, behavioral sleep medicine, health psychology, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Her clinical research career focuses on understanding risk factors for behavioral sleep disorders and depressive disorders in pediatric populations. She is interested in the untoward impact depression has on ill health, particularly in the area of behavioral medicine, and how we might devise more integrative approaches for patients and their families with medical illness. She has over 10 years of research experience studying depressive symptoms and child/adolescent mental health and has authored or co-authored several peer reviewed articles and book chapters focused on behavioral sleep, depression and child/adolescent mental health.

Dr. Hamill Skoch received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from University of Wyoming and completed her internship and postdoctoral training at University of Arizona.


Master of Science, Clinical Psychology: University of Wyoming Laramie, WY, 2007 (Clinical Psychology)

Doctoral Degree: University of Wyoming Laramie, WY, 2011 (Clinical Psychology)

Internship: University of Arizona Medical Center Tucson, AZ, 2011 (Clinical Psychology Internship, Child and Adolescent Track)

Fellowship: University of Arizona Medical Center Tucson, AZ, 2014 (Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology/Behavioral Medicine Postdoctoral Fellowship)

Clinical Interests


Behavioral Disorders

Behavioral Sleep Disorders

Major Depressive Disorder

Sleep Arousal Disorders


Child Psychology


Research and Practice Interests

Positions and Work Experience

09-2014 -07-2015 Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Arizona Medical Center/Banner Health, Tucson, Arizona

11-2015 -To Present Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati/UC Health , Cincinnati, OH


Peer Reviewed Publications

Hamill Skoch, S.K., Hicks, P., Prieto-Hicks, X. (2012. ) The use of cognitive behavioral therapy in the treatment of resistant depression in adolescents .Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics, , 3 ,1-10.

Hamill, S.K., Scott, W.D., Dearing, E. & Pepper, C.P. (2009. ) Affective style and depressive symptoms in youth of a north American plains tribe: The moderating role of cultural identity and grade level .Journal of Personality and Individual Differences, , 47 ,110-115.

Baird, G. L., Scott, W. D., Dearing, E., Hamill, S.K. (2009. ) Examining cognitive self-regulatory differences in LD and non-LD youth: Implicit theories of intelligence, academic self-efficacy, and academic goal preferences .Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, , 28 (7 ) ,881-908.

Scott, W.D., Dearing, E., Reynolds, W.R., Lindsay, J.E., Baird, G. L. & Hamill, S.K. (2008. ) Cognitive self-regulation and depression: Examining academic self-efficacy and goal characteristics in youth of a northern plains tribe .Journal of Research on Adolescence, , 18 (2 ) ,379-394.

Farabaugh, A., Ongur, D., Fava, M., Hamill, S.K., Burns, A.M., Alpert, J.E. (2005. ) Personality disorders and the tridimensional personality questionnaire factors in major depressive disorder .Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, , 193 (11 ) ,747-750.

Papakostas, G.I., Iosifescu, D.I., Petersen, T., Hamill, S.K., Alpert, J.E., Nierenberg, A.A., Rosenbaum, J.F., Fava, M. (2004. ) Serum cholesterol in the continuation phase of pharmacotherapy with Fluoxetine in remitted major depressive disorder .Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, , 24 (4 ) ,467-469.

Hamill Skoch, S.K., Mills, J.A., Ramsey, L., & Strawn, JR. (2021. ) Sleep Disturbances in selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor-treated youth with anxiety disorders and OCD: A Bayesian hierarchical modeling meta-analysis. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, ,

Princiotta, D.K., Hamill Skoch, S.K., Phelps, R., Morris, R.J., Johnson, C.S., Breitborde,N., Grados, M., Bukelis, I., & Ghuman, J.K. (2020. ) Predicting Autistic Disorder in Young Children: The Predictive Utility of the Ghuman-Folstein Screen for Social Interaction and Sociodemographic Factors. Psychology, , 11 (7 ) ,1054

Hamill Skoch SK, Stimpfl JN, Strawn JR. Evidence-Based Review: Treatment of Pediatric Insomnia .Current Psychiatry, ,

Book Chapter

Ingram, R. E., Scott, W. D., & Hamill, S. (2009 ) Depression: Social and cognitive aspects Oxford Textbook of Psychopathology .New York, Oxford University Press

Hamill Skoch, S.K., Ghuman, J.K. (2013 ) Presentation of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in preschool-aged children Clinical Management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Future Medicine. .

Contact Information

Academic - UC Health
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45219
Phone: 513-558-7700