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Noelle Huntingon, PhD
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Noelle  Huntington, PhD

Department: Medicine
Research Centers: Developmental Medicine Research Center
Hospital Title: Staff Scientist
Academic Title: Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Research Area: Program evaluation
Children with special health care needs

Research Overview

Noelle Huntington’s research focuses on children with disabilities and special health care needs including the early identification of developmental disabilities, the development of community-based services, and the presence and impact of health disparities.  She currently is a co-Investigator on an NIH-funded study examining the impact of returning genetic research results about children to their parents.  Much of her work has been conducted in the community, with underserved populations, which requires understanding and incorporating the perspectives of participants and others outside the academic research team in order to capture outcomes of importance to multiple stakeholders. In addition, Dr. Huntington provides extensive teaching, consultation and mentoring on research for a wide range of projects.  She serves as the Director of Fellowship Research in Developmental Medicine and has conducted research workshops at national conferences and has been invited to speak at conferences about research methods.

About Noelle Huntington

Dr. Huntington received her PhD in Developmental Psychology from Cornell University.  She was the recipient of an NIH post-doctoral fellowship in health services research which focused on health disparities and quality of life.

Key Publications

Huntington, N, Spetter, D, Jones, J, Rich, S, Garcia, R, Spiro, A.  Development and validation of a measure of pediatric oral health-related quality of life: the POQL. Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 2011; 71(3): 185-93.

Nelson, L, Getzin, A, Graham, D, Zhou, J, Wagle, E, McQuiston, J, McLaughlin, S, Govind, A, Sadoff, M, Huntington, N.  Unmet dental needs and barriers to care for children with significant special health care needs. Pediatric Dentistry, 2011; 33(1): 29-36.

Schonwald, A, Huntington, N, Chan, E, Risko, W, Bridgemohan, C.  Routine developmental screening implemented in urban primary care settings: More evidence for feasibility and efficacy.  Pediatrics, 2009;123(2):660-68.

Harstad, E, Huntington, N, Molino, J, Barbaresi, W.  Disparity of care for children with parent-reported Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Academic Pediatrics, 2013; 13(4): 334-9.

Glader, L, Huntington, N, Horan, K, Davidson, E.  Embedding field research on mentored inclusive recreation in an urban population.  Pediatrics, 2010; 126(S3): S165-S169.

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