1) Gestational drug exposure
2) High risk infants
3) Developmental follow-up
4) Effect of poverty on cognitive outcome
5) Underserved children
6) Precursors to drug use in youth
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.
- Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2008– present)
- Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2003 – 2008)
- M.D., University of Virginia School of Medicine (1971)
- B.S., Government, Sweet Briar (1967)
- Rao, Hengyi, Betancourt L, Giannetta JM, Brodsky NL, Korczykowski M, Avants BB, Gee JC, Wang J, Hurt H, Detre JA, Farah MJ.. Early parental care is important for hippocampal maturation: Evidence from brain morphology in humans.. NeuroImage. 2009 July.
- Buckley EM, Cook NM, Durduran T, Kim MN, Zhou C, Choe R, Yu G, Shultz S, Sehgal CM, Licht DJ, Arger PH, Putt ME, Hurt H, Yodh AG.. Cerebral hemodynamics in preterm infants during positional intervention measured with diffuse correlation spectroscopy and transcranial Doppler ultrasound.. Optics Express. Vol 17(15) . 2009 July:12571-81.
- Romer D, Betancourt LM, Giannetta JM, Brodsky NL, Farah MJ, Hurt H.. Executive Cognitive Functions and Impulsivity as Correlates of Risk Taking and Problem Behavior in Preadolescents.. Neuropsychologia. Vol 47. 2009:2916-2926.
- Hurt H, Giannetta JM, Brodsky NL, Shera D, Romer D.. Gambling initiation in preadolescents.. Journal of Adolescent Health. Vol 43(1) . 2008 July:91-93.
- Hurt H, Giannetta JM, Korcykowski M, Hoang A, Betancourt LM, Brodsky NB, Shera D, Farah MJ, Detre J.. Functional magnetic resonance imaging and working memory in adolescents with gestational cocaine exposure.. Journal of Pediatrics. Vol 152(3) . 2008:371-7..
- Farah M, Betancourt L, Shera D, Savage J, Giannetta J, Brodsky N, Malmud EK, Hurt H.. Environmental stimulation, parental nurturance and cognitive development in humans.. Developmental Science. Vol 11. 2008:793-801.
- Farah MJ, Betancourt L, Shera DM, Savage JH, Giannetta JM, Brodsky NL, Malmud EK, Hurt H.. Environmental Stimulation, Parental Nurturance and Cognitive Development in Humans.. Developmental Science. Vol 11. 2008:793-801.
- Fan, Y, Rao H, Hurt H, Giannetta J, Korczykowski M, Shera D, Avants BB, Gee JC, Wang J, Shen D.. Multivariate examination of brain abnormality using both structural and functional MRI.. Neuroimage. Vol 36(4) . 2007:1189-99..
- Ford S, Farah MS, Shera DM, and Hurt H.. Neurocognitive correlates of problem behavior in environmental at-risk adolescents.. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Vol 28(5) . 2007:376-385..
- Wood JN, Carney J, Szczepanski K, Calello DP, Hurt H.. Transplacental isopropanol exposure: Case report and review of metabolic principles.. J Perinatol. Vol 27(3) . 2007:183-5..