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Alissa C Huth-Bocks, PhD

Alissa C Huth-Bocks, PhD



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Pediatric Psychology

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UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
10524 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

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Alissa Huth-Bocks, PhD, is a psychologist and Professor in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics & Psychology at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. Dr. Huth-Bocks’ special interests are in early childhood mental health disorders and social-emotional difficulties such as post-traumatic stress reactions, anxiety, depression, and regulatory and behavioral problems in children age 0-5 years.

She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Michigan, and earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Michigan State University. She completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship at the Institute for Human Adjustment at the University of Michigan, working in both the Psychological Clinic and the University Center for Children and Families (UCCF). She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan Health System, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr. Huth-Bocks’ program of research includes multiple longitudinal studies following expectant and post-partum caregivers and their young children over time to evaluate development under conditions of severe psychosocial risk, as well as effects of early intervention. She regularly collaborates with other early childhood and developmental scientists both locally and nationally including other researchers at UH/Case Western Reserve University, University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Michigan State University, DePaul University, Northwestern School of Medicine, and Stony Brook School of Medicine. She is an active member of the American Psychological Association, Division of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology, the Society for Research in Child Development, the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, the Michigan and World Infant Mental Health Associations, and the International Congress of Infant Studies.

Research Interests

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
Child Traumatic Stress
Developmental Psychopathology
Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma


  • Early Childhood Behavioral Problems
  • Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Early Childhood Social-Emotional Problems
  • Early Developmental Psychopathology
  • Economic Disadvantage
  • Infant Mental Health
  • Parent-child Attachment
  • Parenting
  • Social Risk Factors
  • Toxic Stress
  • Traumatic Stress

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UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

10524 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

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Post Doctorate Training | Clinical Child Psychology
Clinical Child Psychology - University Of Michigan Medical Center/University Of Michigan Health System (2002 - 2005)

Professional Education | Psychology
Psychology - Michigan State University (2002)

Other Education
Michigan State University (1998)

University Of Michigan (1994)

Industry Relationships

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As of December 31, 2016, Alissa C Huth-Bocks did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.