Hallam Hurt

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Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Pediatric Career Counselor, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Member, Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3535 Market Street, Ste 1435
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-426-5110
Fax: 267-426-5201
B.S. (Government)
Sweet Briar , 1967.
University of Virginia School of Medicine, 1971.
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Description of Research Expertise

Effect of Poverty on Infant Outcome; Investigation of Neural changes in infants of varying SES; Predictors of Risk Behaviors in Young Adults; Effect of Cocaine Exposure on Young Adult Outcome.

Description of Itmat Expertise

Dr. Hurt is interested in the effects of maternal substance use on the immediate and long-term outcome of children, understanding poverty and other complex factors that affect the lives of inner-city children, and neonatal outcomes.

Selected Publications

Wild KT, Brodsky NL, Betancourt LM, Hurt H: The effect of socioeconomic status on language outcome of preterm infants at toddler age. Early Hum Dev 89(9): 743-6, September 2013.

Hackman DA, Betancourt LM, Brodsky NL, Kobrin L, Hurt H, Farah MJ: (2013) Selective impact of early parental responsivity on adolescent stress reactivity. PLoS ONE 8(3): e58250, 2013.

Giannetta M, Betancourt LM, Brodsky NL, Wintersteen MB, Romer D, Giannetta JM, Hurt H: Suicidal Ideation and Self-Harm Behavior in a Community Sample of Preadolescent Youth: A Case-Control Study. J Adolesc Health 50(5): 524-526 May 2012.

Jain V, Duda J, Avants B, Giannetta M, Xie SX, Roberts T, Detre JA, Hurt H, Wehrli FW, Wang DJ: Longitudinal reproducibility and accuracy of pseudo-continuous arterial spin-labeled perfusion MR imaging in typically developing children. Radiology 263(2): 527-36, May 2012.

Handzel JM, Brodsky NL, Betancourt L, Hurt H: Longitudinal follow-up of poor inner-city youth between ages 8 and 18: Intentions versus reality. Pediatrics 129(3): 473-478, March 2012.

Hackman DA, Betancourt LM, Brodsky NL, Hurt H, Farah MJ: Neighborhood disadvantage and adolescent stress reactivity. Front Hum Neurosci 6: 277, 2012.

Khurana, A., Romer, D., Betancourt, L. M., Brodsky, N. L., Giannetta, J. M., & Hurt, H: Early adolescent sexual debut: The mediating role of working memory ability, sensation seeking and impulsivity. Developmental Psychology 48(5): 1416-1428, 2012.

Romer D, Betancourt LM, Brodsky NL, Giannetta JM, Yang W, Hurt H : Does adolescent risk taking imply weak executive function? A prospective study of relations between working memory performance, impulsivity, and risk taking in early adolescence. 21884327. Developmental Science(5), 1119-33, Sep 2011.

Betancourt LM, Brodsky NL, Brown CA, McKenna KA, Giannetta JM, Yang W, Romer D, and Hurt H: Is executive cognitive function associated with youth gambling trajectories? Journal of Gambling Studies June 2011.

Betancourt LM, Yang W, Brodsky NL, Gallagher PR, Malmud EK, Giannetta JM, Farah MJ, & Hurt H: Adolescents with and without gestational cocaine exposure: Longitudinal analysis of inhibitory control, memory and receptive language. Neurotoxicol Teratol 22(1): 33-46, Jan 2011.

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