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
Education:
B.S. (Government)
Sweet Briar , 1967.
M.D.
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.

Clark K, Betancourt LM, Brodsky NL, Hurt H: Childhood predictive factors of young adult employment in low-SES inner-city African Americans. Platform Presentation. The Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, (751111). March 2013.

Khurana A, Romer D, Betancourt LM, Brodsky, NL & Hurt H: Pre-existing differences in Working Memory help distinguish Early experimentation from early progression of drug use during adolescence. Paper Symposium. 2013 SRCD Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA April 2013.

Khurana A, Romer D, Betancourt L, Brodsky N, Hurt H: Working memory: Implications for self-control and coping behaviors in early adolescence. Poster Session. 2014 Society for Research on Adolescence biennial meeting,Austin, Texas. Control ID: 1824289 (eds.). March 2014 Notes:

Wild KT, Brodsky NL, Hurt H: Intensive care nursery (ICN) discharge: Assessing care transition. Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC May 2014.

Wild KT, Brodsky NL, Hurt H: Intensive care nursery (ICN) discharge: Assessing care transition. Poster Session. Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (ESPR) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA March 2014.

Wu J, Ashtari M, Betancourt LM, Brodsky NL, Giannetta J, Gee J, Hurt H, Avants B: Cortical Parcellation for Neonatal Brains. Platform Presentation. 2014 IEEE 11th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, Beijing, China April 2014.

Khurana, A., Romer, D., Betancourt, L. M., Brodsky, N. L., Giannetta, J. M., & Hurt, H: Working memory ability predicts trajectories of early alcohol use in adolescents: The mediational role of impulsivity. Addiction 108(3): 506-515, 2013.

Khurana A, Romer D, Betancourt LM, Brodsky NL, Giannetta JM, Hurt H: Experimentation vs. Progression in Adolescent Drug Use: A Test of an Emerging Neurobehavior Imbalance Mode. Development and Psychopathology (journal in progress). Cambridge University press, 2015 Notes: Accepted for publication 4/17/14.

Khurana A, Romer D, Betancourt L, Brodsky N, Hurt H: Modeling effects of SES and working memory on developmental trajectories of impulsivity, sensation seeking, and delay of gratification from early to late Adolescence. Individual poster presentation. Society for Prevention Research 22nd Annual Meeting, Comprehensive and Coordinated Prevention Systems: Building Partnership and Transcending Boundaries, Washington, DC, May 2014.

Goldman Marina, Ehrman Ronald N, Suh Jesse J, Hurt Hallam, Marquez Kathleen, Franklin Teresa R, O'Brien Charles P, Childress Anna Rose: Brief report: "Spiders-No, Puppies-Go", introducing a novel Go NoGo task tested in inner city adolescents at risk for poor impulse control. Journal of Adolescence 38: 45-8, Jan 2015.

Hackman Daniel A, Betancourt Laura M, Gallop Robert, Romer Daniel, Brodsky Nancy L, Hurt Hallam, Farah Martha J: Mapping the trajectory of socioeconomic disparity in working memory: parental and neighborhood factors. Child Development 85(4): 1433-45, Jul-Aug 2014.

Wild Katherine T, Betancourt Laura M, Brodsky Nancy L, Hurt Hallam: The effect of socioeconomic status on the language outcome of preterm infants at toddler age. Early human development 89(9): 743-6, Sep 2013.

Schmidt Barbara, Roberts Robin S, Whyte Robin K, Asztalos Elizabeth V, Poets Christian, Rabi Yacov, Solimano Alfonso, Nelson Harvey: Impact of study oximeter masking algorithm on titration of oxygen therapy in the canadian oxygen trial. The Journal of Pediatrics 165(4): 666-71.e2, Oct 2014.

Betancourt LM, Brodsky NL, Malmud EK, Farah MJ, Hurt H: The relation of early experience with memory and language function in a cohort of low SES African American Youth with and without gestational cocaine exposure (GCE) at age 20 years. Platform Presentation Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting Washington, DC. E-PAS 2205.2. May 2013.

Khurana A, Romer D, Betancourt LM, Brodsky NL & Hurt H: Working memory, impulsivity and sexual risk-taking in adolescence. Accepted as individual paper (Presentation). Society for Prevention Research 21st Annual Meeting, The Science of Prevention: Building a Comprehensive National Strategy for Well-being, , San Francisco, CA. May 2013.

Betancourt LM, Brodsky NL, Hackman D, Farah MJ, Hurt, H: Stress reactivity and problem behavior in a cohort of youth, half with gestational cocaine exposure (GCE) and half without (NCE). Platform Presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting Washington, DC. E-PAS 4330.5 May 2013.

Wu J, Ashtari M, Betancourt LM, Brodsky N, Giannetta JM, Gee JC, Avants BB, Hurt H: Cortical parcellation for neonatal brains in MRI. Poster Session. Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC May 2014.

Betancourt Laura M, Brodsky Nancy L, Wu J, Avants Brian, Farah Martha J, Hurt Hallam: Is there an effect of socioeconomic status (SES) on infant neural development at age 1 month? Platform Presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC May 2014.

Drago MJ, Handzel JM, Harris MC, Andes A, Hurt H: Back to the bedside: A pilot survey of pediatric residents’ educational experience in the neonatal intensive care unit. Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (ESPR) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 2014.

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. Addiction 108(3): 506-515, 2013.

Hurt H, Foy D, Ziolkowski (Contributing Investigators): Effects of targeting higher vs lower arterial oxygen saturations on death or disability in extremely preterm infants. JAMA 309(20), 2013.

Hackman DA, Betnacourt LM, Gallop R, Romer D, Brodsky NL, Hurt H, Farah MJ: Mapping the trajectory of socioeconomic dispartiy in working memory ability: Parental and neighborhood factors. Child Dev. 2014 Notes: (early view online) doi: 10.1111/cdev.12242.

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Last updated: 03/18/2015
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