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Noelle  Huntington, PhD

Noelle Huntingon, PhD
Medicine Research
Developmental Medicine Research
Hospital Title:
Staff Scientist
Academic Title:
Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Research Focus Area:
Program evaluationChildren with special health care needs
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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.


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  1. Lazenby DC, Sideridis GD, Huntington N, Prante M, Dale PS, Curtin S, Henkel L, Iverson JM, Carver L, Dobkins K, Akshoomoff N, Tagavi D, Nelson CA, Tager-Flusberg H. Language Differences at 12 Months in Infants Who Develop Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2016 Mar; 46(3):899-909.
  2. Huh SY, Sullivan NR, Huntington N. Psychological and Psychosocial Impairment in Preschoolers With Selective Eating: Concerns Regarding Methods and Data Interpretation. Pediatrics. 2016 Jan; 137(1).
  3. Conroy KN, Engelhart TG, Martins Y, Huntington NL, Snyder AF, Coletti KD, Cox JE. The Enigma of Rapid Repeat Pregnancy: A Qualitative Study of Teen Mothers. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2016 Jun; 29(3):312-7.
  4. Hanson EM, Sideridis G, Jackson FI, Porche K, Campe KL, Huntington N. Behavior and Sensory Interests Questionnaire: Validation in a sample of children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disability. Res Dev Disabil. 2016 Jan; 48:160-75.
  5. Holm IA, Iles BR, Ziniel SI, Bacon PL, Savage SK, Christensen KD, Weitzman ER, Green RC, Huntington NL. Participant Satisfaction With a Preference-Setting Tool for the Return of Individual Research Results in Pediatric Genomic Research. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2015 Oct; 10(4):414-26.
  6. Miodovnik A, Harstad E, Sideridis G, Huntington N. Timing of the Diagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Pediatrics. 2015 Oct; 136(4):e830-7.
  7. Huntington N, Horan K, Epee-Bounya A, Schonwald A. Developmental Screening With Spanish-Speaking Families in a Primary Care Setting. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016 Apr; 55(4):347-55.
  8. Bacon PL, Harris ED, Ziniel SI, Savage SK, Weitzman ER, Green RC, Huntington NL, Holm IA. The development of a preference-setting model for the return of individual genomic research results. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2015 Apr; 10(2):107-20.
  9. Bickel J, Bridgemohan C, Sideridis G, Huntington N. Child and family characteristics associated with age of diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder in a tertiary care setting. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2015 Jan; 36(1):1-7.
  10. Ziniel SI, Savage SK, Huntington N, Amatruda J, Green RC, Weitzman ER, Taylor P, Holm IA. Parents' preferences for return of results in pediatric genomic research. Public Health Genomics. 2014; 17(2):105-14.
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  12. Youssef J, Singh K, Huntington N, Becker R, Kothare SV. Relationship of serum ferritin levels to sleep fragmentation and periodic limb movements of sleep on polysomnography in autism spectrum disorders. Pediatr Neurol. 2013 Oct; 49(4):274-8.
  13. Harstad E, Huntington N, Bacic J, Barbaresi W. Disparity of care for children with parent-reported autism spectrum disorders. Acad Pediatr. 2013 Jul-Aug; 13(4):334-9.
  14. Ehrhardt J, Huntington N, Molino J, Barbaresi W. Special education and later academic achievement. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2013 Feb; 34(2):111-9.
  15. Harris ED, Ziniel SI, Amatruda JG, Clinton CM, Savage SK, Taylor PL, Huntington NL, Green RC, Holm IA. The beliefs, motivations, and expectations of parents who have enrolled their children in a genetic biorepository. Genet Med. 2012 Mar; 14(3):330-7.
  16. Huntington NL, Spetter D, Jones JA, Rich SE, Garcia RI, Spiro A. Development and validation of a measure of pediatric oral health-related quality of life: the POQL. J Public Health Dent. 2011; 71(3):185-93.
  17. Nelson LP, Getzin A, Graham D, Zhou J, Wagle EM, McQuiston J, McLaughlin S, Govind A, Sadof M, Huntington NL. Unmet dental needs and barriers to care for children with significant special health care needs. Pediatr Dent. 2011 Jan-Feb; 33(1):29-36.
  18. Glader L, Huntington N, Horan K, Davidson E. Embedding field research on mentored inclusive recreation in an urban population--the evolution of opening doors: project adventure. Pediatrics. 2010 Dec; 126 Suppl 3:S165-9.
  19. Cox JE, Huntington N, Saada A, Epee-Bounya A, Schonwald AD. Developmental screening and parents' written comments: an added dimension to the parents' evaluation of developmental status questionnaire. Pediatrics. 2010 Dec; 126 Suppl 3:S170-6.
  20. Palfrey JS, Huntington NL, Yusuf A, Foley SM, Nary D, Jenkins R. Viewing services for children and youth with special health care needs through a community lens. Pediatrics. 2010 Dec; 126 Suppl 3:S107-10.
  21. Schonwald A, Horan K, Huntington N. Developmental screening: is there enough time? Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2009 Jul; 48(6):648-55.
  22. Schonwald A, Huntington N, Chan E, Risko W, Bridgemohan C. Routine developmental screening implemented in urban primary care settings: more evidence of feasibility and effectiveness. Pediatrics. 2009 Feb; 123(2):660-8.
  23. Lai Becker M, Huntington N, Woolf AD. Brimonidine tartrate poisoning in children: frequency, trends, and use of naloxone as an antidote. Pediatrics. 2009 Feb; 123(2):e305-11.
  24. Huntington NL, Kim IJ, Hughes CV. Caries-risk factors for Hispanic children affected by early childhood caries. Pediatr Dent. 2002 Nov-Dec; 24(6):536-42.
  25. Wangpichit K, Huntington NL, Kapala JT. Comparison of three nonradiographic methods of mixed dentition analysis in cleft lip and palate patients. Pediatr Dent. 2001 Nov-Dec; 23(6):476-80.
  26. Almeida AG, Roseman MM, Sheff M, Huntington N, Hughes CV. Future caries susceptibility in children with early childhood caries following treatment under general anesthesia. Pediatr Dent. 2000 Jul-Aug; 22(4):302-6.
  27. Huntington NL, Krall EA, Garcia RI, Spiro A. SES and oral health status in an elderly population. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1999; 896:451-4.
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