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Sherika N Hill, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Division: 
Child & Family Mental Health & Developmental Neuroscience
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Office: 1121 W Chapel Hill St, Suite 20, Durham, NC 27701
Campus Mail: DUMC DUMC 3454, Durham, NC 27710

As a clinical epidemiologist, I have a biopsychosocial research program that focuses on social predictors, biological mechanisms, and outcomes related to pediatric mental health and well-being. I work primarily with cohorts of vulnerable populations defined by low socioeconomic status, rural geography, minority race/ethnicity, chronic childhood health conditions, and more recently child maltreatment. Increasingly, I am utilizing biomedical research to better understand DNA methylation (DNAm) in the first years of life as an epigenetic marker of health-risk,-resilience, and -disparities across the life course.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2013

Publications

Goode, Adam P., Remy R. Coeytaux, Gary R. Maslow, Naomi Davis, Sherika Hill, Behrouz Namdari, Nancy M Allen LaPointe, et al. “Nonpharmacologic Treatments for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Systematic Review.” Pediatrics 141, no. 6 (June 2018). https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2018-0094.

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Hill, Sherika, Lilly Shanahan, E Jane Costello, and William Copeland. “Predicting Persistent, Limited, and Delayed Problematic Cannabis Use in Early Adulthood: Findings From a Longitudinal Study.” J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 56, no. 11 (November 2017): 966-974.e4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaac.2017.08.012.

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Hart, Laura C., McLean Pollock, Sherika Hill, and Gary Maslow. “Association of Transition Readiness to Intentional Self-Regulation and Hopeful Future Expectations in Youth With Illness.” Acad Pediatr 17, no. 4 (May 2017): 450–55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2016.12.004.

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Copeland, William E., Sherika Hill, E Jane Costello, and Lilly Shanahan. “Cannabis Use and Disorder From Childhood to Adulthood in a Longitudinal Community Sample With American Indians.” J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 56, no. 2 (February 2017): 124-132.e2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaac.2016.11.006.

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Hill, Sherika N., Gary R. Maslow, and Richard J. Chung. “"Skin Deep Resilience" Among Disadvantaged Blacks: Critical Questions, Elusive Answers.” Pediatrics 138, no. 6 (December 2016). https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2016-3063.

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Maslow, Gary R., Sherika N. Hill, and McLean D. Pollock. “Comparison of Positive Youth Development for Youth With Chronic Conditions With Healthy Peers.” J Adolesc Health 59, no. 6 (December 2016): 716–21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2016.08.004.

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Maslow, Gary R., and Sherika N. Hill. “Systematic review of character development and childhood chronic illness.” World J Clin Pediatr 5, no. 2 (May 8, 2016): 206–11. https://doi.org/10.5409/wjcp.v5.i2.206.

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Fair, Cynthia, Jessica Cuttance, Niraj Sharma, Gary Maslow, Lori Wiener, Cecily Betz, Jerlym Porter, et al. “International and Interdisciplinary Identification of Health Care Transition Outcomes.” Jama Pediatr 170, no. 3 (March 2016): 205–11. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.3168.

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Hill, S. N., G. Maslow, A. Rozycki, R. Sadun, M. Sendowski, and J. Neukirch. “Character development pilot evaluation of two studies.” Journal of Youth Development 10, no. 3 (2015).

Scholars@Duke

Hill, Sherika, Gary Maslow, Layne Walker, Shaniqua Johnson, and Nirmish Shah. “Growing Pains - Determination of Transfer and Transition from Pediatrics to Adult Outpatient Clinics for Patients with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD).” In Blood, Vol. 124. AMER SOC HEMATOLOGY, 2014.

Scholars@Duke

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