Lydia R. Barhight, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Division of Behavior Medicine and Clinical Psychology

Phone 513-636-4336


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.

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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Morrow MT, Hubbard JA, Barhight L, Thomson AK. Fifth-grade children’s daily peer victimization experiences and negative emotions: Moderating Effects of Sex and Peer Rejection. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2014 Oct:42(7):1089-102.

Barhight LR, Hubbard JA, Hyde C. Children’s physiological and emotional reactions to witnessing bullying predict bystander intervention. Child Dev. 2013 Jan-Feb; 84(1):375-90.

Ernst MM, Barhight LR, Bierenbaum ML, Piazza-Waggoner C, Carter B. Case studies in Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology: The “Why” and “How to”. Clin Pract Pediatr Psychol. 2013 1(2):108-20.

Hubbard JA, McAuliffe MD, Morrow MT, Romano LJ. Reactive and proactive aggression in childhood and adolescence: Precursors, outcomes, processes, experiences, and measurement. J Pers. 2010 Feb;78(1): 95-118.

Hubbard JA, Morrow MT, Romano LJ, McAuliffe MD. (2010). The role of anger in children’s reactive versus proactive aggression: Review of findings, issues of measurement, and implications for intervention. In W F Arsenio, EA Lemerise (Eds): Emotions, aggression, and morality in children: Bridging development and psychopathology. Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association. 2010. 201-17.

Hubbard JA, Romano LJ, McAuliffe MD, Morrow MT. Anger and the reactive-proactive aggression distinction in childhood and adolescence. In M Potegal, G Stemmler, Spielberger C (Eds.). International handbook of anger: Constituent and concomitant biological, psychological, and social processes. New York, NY, US: Springer Science and Business Media. 2010. 231-39.

McAuliffe MD, Hubbard JA, Romano LJ. The role of teacher cognition and behavior in children’s peer relations. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2009 Jul;37(5):665-77.

Romano LJ, Hubbard JA, McAuliffe MD, Morrow MT. Connections between parents’ friendships and children’s peer relationships. J Sci Pers Relat. 2009 26;327-39.