Faculty

Sherika Hill

Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry, Child & Family Mental Health & Developmental Neuroscience
School of Medicine

1121 W Chapel Hill St, Suite 20, Durham, NC 27701

DUMC 3454, Durham, NC 27710

(919) 613-9891 sherika.hill@duke.edu


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 & Training

Ph.D. 2013

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Grants

Diseases of Despair in Young Adulthood: Risk, Resilience, and Prevention

University of Vermont

National Center for Child Traumatic Stress

University of California, Los Angeles

My Childhood Cancer: Survey Series

Diseases of Despair in Young Adulthood: Risk, Resilience, and Prevention

National Institutes of Health

Early Substance Use in Rural American Indian and White/Anglo Youth

National Institutes of Health

Transition Collaborative Clinic

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Publications

Nonpharmacologic Treatments for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Systematic Review.

PMID 29848556
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Predicting Persistent, Limited, and Delayed Problematic Cannabis Use in Early Adulthood: Findings From a Longitudinal Study.

PMID 29096779
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Association of Transition Readiness to Intentional Self-Regulation and Hopeful Future Expectations in Youth With Illness.

PMID 27979748
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Cannabis Use and Disorder From Childhood to Adulthood in a Longitudinal Community Sample With American Indians.

PMID 28117058
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Comparison of Positive Youth Development for Youth With Chronic Conditions With Healthy Peers.

PMID 27693130
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"Skin Deep Resilience" Among Disadvantaged Blacks: Critical Questions, Elusive Answers.

PMID 27940737
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Systematic review of character development and childhood chronic illness.

PMID 27170931
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International and Interdisciplinary Identification of Health Care Transition Outcomes.

PMID 26619178
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Character development pilot evaluation of two studies

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Growing Pains - Determination of Transfer and Transition from Pediatrics to Adult Outpatient Clinics for Patients with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)

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Nutrition and physical activity randomized control trial in child care centers improves knowledge, policies, and children's body mass index.

PMID 24580983
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Nutrition and physical activity randomized control trial in child care centers improves knowledge, policies, and children's body mass index

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment in Children and Adolescents

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