Lydia R. Barhight, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Division of Behavior Medicine and Clinical Psychology

Phone: 513-636-4336


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Inpatient consultation-liaison; coping with medical illness and procedures; adjustment to chronic illness; anxiety and stress management


Lydia Barhight, PhD, joined the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology in 2012 as a member of the Behavioral Medicine Consultation-Liaison team. This service provides care for patients and families while they are admitted to Cincinnati Children’s on medical inpatient floors. Dr. Barhight provides treatment for children, teens, and families with a wide range of presenting concerns including coping with chronic illness, adjustment to new diagnosis, medical adherence, disruptive behavior, pain management, and anxiety. Dr. Barhight has particular expertise working with patients with diabetes, cystic fibrosis, epidermolysis bullosa, and those undergoing solid organ transplant.

Dr. Barhight has special interests in quality-improvement and service delivery model exploration for psychological care on medical floors, as well as the intersection of children's peer relationships and health outcomes.

Education and Training

PhD: University of Delaware, Newark, DE.

BA: Williams College, Williamstown, MA.

Internship: Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE.

Fellowship: Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE.


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