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Mary Haggerty, DO, FAAP

Mary Haggerty

Dr. Haggerty is an attending neonatologist whose research and quality improvement projects are related to resuscitation in the NICU. She focuses on post-resuscitation care including clinical event debriefing. She also has an interest in medical and inter-professional education and simulation.


Tigist Hailu, MPH

Tigist Hailu

Tigist Hailu is a clinical research program manager whose research focus is qualitative research.


Hakon Hakonarson, MD, PhD

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Dr. Hakonarson is director of the Center for Applied Genomics and professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. He leads a $40 million commitment from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to genomically characterize approximately 100,000 children, an initiative that has gained nationwide attention in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Time Magazine, Nature, and Science.


Kathryn E. Hamilton, PhD

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Dr. Hamilton studies intestinal epithelial cells and how they help maintain human health. Although there is a great deal understood about how these cells function, little is known about how they behave during disease. Dr. Hamilton focuses on defining new mechanisms in regenerative medicine, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer.


Sara Handley, MD, MSCE

Sara C. Handley

Dr. Handley is a health services researcher focused on evaluating the impact of the perinatal health care system on outcomes. Perinatal factors in her research include regionalization (i.e. levels of care), organizational culture (i.e. patient-centered care), and neonatal care processes.


Jessica Kagen Hart, MD

Jessica Kagen Hart

Dr. Jessica Hart is an attending physician and an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics. Her research focuses on patient safety, and prevention of medical errors.


Erum A. Hartung, MD, MTR

Erum A. Hartung

Dr. Hartung's clinical and translational research program focuses on autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease and other genetic kidney diseases, development of new kidney and liver imaging biomarkers, and neurocognitive outcomes in children with chronic kidney disease.


Jacquelyn Anne Hatch-Stein, MD

Jacquelyn Anne Hatch-Stein

Dr. Hatch-Stein's research interests include diabetes, thyroid disorders, and disorders of growth and puberty. Recent clinical research projects include "Bone Health and Cardiovascular Risk in Turner Syndrome" and "Patterns of Height Velocity in Down Syndrome."


Aili Hauptmann, BS

Aili Hauptmann

Aili Hauptmann works at the Center for Autism Research (CAR) as a clinical research assistant with the language team under Dr. Julia Parish-Morris.


Ingo Helbig, MD

Ingo Helbig

Dr. Helbig is a pediatric neurologist in the Division of Neurology and a core faculty member of the ENGIN Frontier Program.


Katherine L. Helbig, MS, LCGC

Katherine L. Helbig

Katherine Helbig’s research focuses on identifying new genetic causes of epilepsy and understanding how genetic variation leads to seizures. An additional research focus is improving access to genetic services for people with epilepsy and investigating the impact of genetics on health outcomes.


Alicia A. Henderson, MD

Alicia A. Henderson

Dr. Alicia Henderson is an attending anesthesiologist in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at CHOP and assistant professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Henderson's research focuses on pediatric anesthesia.


Sarah E. Henrickson, MD, PhD

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Dr. Henrickson investigates the mechanisms of T cell dysfunction in monogenic primary immunodeficiency and chronic inflammatory disease, including asthma and obesity, and primary immunodeficiency.


Kate Henry, MD, MSCE

Kate Henry

Dr. Henry’s research focuses on hospital variation in cervical spine imaging of young children with traumatic brain injury due to accidental or inflicted trauma, and disparities in disposition decisions for young children diagnosed with abuse in the Emergency Department.


Kevin A. Hernandez

Kevin A. Hernandez

Kevin Hernandez is a third year PhD candidate in the Microbiology, Virology, Parasitology program at the University of Pennsylvania.


Heidi Herrick, MD, MSCE

Heidi Herrick

Dr. Herrick is an attending neonatologist and a clinical investigator in the field of Human Factors and its application to neonatal acute care including resuscitation and tracheal intubation.


John D. Herrington, PhD

John D. Herrington

John Herrington is an associate professor of Psychology in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He directs the Emotion and Developmental Laboratory, which focuses on emotion regulation difficulties in childhood, and in particular, among children with autism.


Robert O. Heuckeroth, MD, PhD

Robert O. Heuckeroth

Dr. Heuckeroth investigates mechanisms controlling bowel motility in order to find new ways to treat, diagnose, and prevent intestinal motility disorders. His research is focused on enteric nervous system and smooth muscle biology as he works to find new ways to improve the lives of children with bowel motility disorders.


David A. Hill, MD, PhD

David A. Hill

Dr. Hill seeks to understand how the immune system contributes to the two most common chronic diseases of childhood: allergy and obesity. He uses clinical and epidemiological information to guide basic and translational research on the genetic, epigenetic, and immunologic basis of these important conditions.


Douglas L. Hill, PhD

Douglas L. Hill

Dr. Hill’s research interests include identifying strategies to help parents, children, and healthcare providers cope with stressful situations; coping skills in the context of serious illness; how parents develop new goals when a child’s health is declining; good parent beliefs of parents of seriously ill children; and changes in self-concept for parents caring for a child with a life-threatening illness.


Matthew C. Hocking, PhD

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Dr. Hocking’s research aims to better understand the neurodevelopmental consequences of having survived childhood cancer or having neurofibromatosis type 1, to identify those who are most at risk for poor outcomes, and to intervene in some way in order to improve quality of life.


Matthew Hodgson, MA, MS, MJ, CHRC, CCRP

Matthew Hodgson

Developing and implementing strategy to lead the operations of the research-related regulatory, compliance, and safety programs across all types of research including human, animal, and laboratory-based research.


Michael D. Hogarty, MD

Michael D. Hogarty

Dr. Hogarty is a pediatric oncologist with 20 years' experience as a physician-scientist with a careerlong focus on neuroblastoma translational biology.


Jamie A. Hom, MD

Jamie A. Hom

Dr. Hom has interests in multiple areas of child and adolescent psychiatry such as anxiety, mood, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and autism.


B. David Horn, MD

B. David Horn, MD

Dr. Horn's clinical research focuses on lower extremity issues in children, including both traumatic and congenital conditions.


Heather L. House, MD

Heather L. House, MD

Dr House is an Emergency Department attending with a dual interest in medical education and ED operations and flow. She works with a team to improve throughput in teams of the ED and reduce patient wait times. She also is the director of the Emergency Medicine lecture series.


Elena Huang, MD, FAAP

Elena Huang, MD, FAAP

Dr. Elena Huang's research focuses on quality improvement (QI) in healthcare, as well as on QI education for trainees and inter-professional staff.


Patty Huang, MD

Patty Huang

Dr. Huang's research interests are in the area of safety and injury prevention of children and teens with developmental disabilities.


Jing Huang, PhD

Jing Huang

Dr. Huang works on methodology development to understand the dynamics of disease activities and inform health management using multivariate longitudinal health data. She also works on data integration in Clinical Research Networks.


Naomi T. Hughes, MD

Naomi T. Hughes

Dr. Naomi Hughes is a pediatric emergency physician. Her work is focused on improving care for children with migraine in the acute setting, and improving pain management for all children in the ED.


Stephen P. Hunger, MD

Stephen P. Hunger

Dr. Hunger's focuses his research on molecular and genomic approaches to identify and clinically evaluate targeted cancer treatments for children with relapsed or high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) such as Philadelphia chromosome-like (Ph-Like) ALL. The long-term goal of Dr. Hunger’s research is to develop better therapies, improve cure rates, and minimize treatment toxicities for children with ALL.


Hallam Hurt, MD

Hallam Hurt

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.


Stephanie N. Hurwitz, MD, PhD

Stephanie N. Hurwitz

Stephanie Hurwitz, MD, PhD, is a research fellow focused on improving understanding of the molecular biogenesis and functions of extracellular vesicles in physiologic and regenerative hematopoietic stem cell biology.


Sana Husain, MPH

Sana Husain

Sana Husain is a clinical research coordinator for the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition and the Mitchell Lab.