Sharon Hunter, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry-Developmental Research

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Graduate Schools :
  • M.Ed, Mississippi University For Women (1995)
  • PhD, Medical University Of South Carolina (2001)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of South Carolina (SC) (1991)
Department: Psychiatry-Developmental Research

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor

Publications

  • Hunter SK, Hoffman MC, D'Alessandro A, Wyrwa A, Noonan K, Zeisel SH, Law AJ, Freedman R. Prenatal choline, cannabis, and infection, and their association with offspring development of attention and social problems through 4 years of age. Psychol Med. 2021 Jan 25;:1-10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33491615
  • Uhler K, Hunter S, Gilley PM. Mismatched response predicts behavioral speech discrimination outcomes in infants with hearing loss and normal hearing. Infancy. 2021 Jan 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33481354
  • Freedman R, Hunter SK, Law AJ, Clark AM, Roberts A, Hoffman MC. Choline, folic acid, Vitamin D, and fetal brain development in the psychosis spectrum. Schizophr Res. 2021 Apr 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33838984
  • Hunter SK, Hoffman MC, McCarthy L, D'Alessandro A, Wyrwa A, Noonan K, Christians U, Nakimuli-Mpungu E, Zeisel SH, Law AJ, Freedman R. Targeting Treatments to Health Disparities. Schizophr Bull. 2021 Jul 8;47(4):886-887. PubMed PMID: 33940629
  • Freedman R, Hunter SK, Law AJ, Hoffman MC. Prenatal prevention of psychiatric illness and childhood development population-wide. World Psychiatry. 2021 Jun;20(2):226-227. PubMed PMID: 34002528
  • Hoffman MC, Freedman R, Law AJ, Clark AM, Hunter SK. Maternal nutrients and effects of gestational COVID-19 infection on fetal brain development. Clin Nutr ESPEN. 2021 Jun;43:1-8. PubMed PMID: 34024500
  • Hunter SK, Hoffman MC, D'Alessandro A, Walker VK, Balser M, Noonan K, Law AJ, Freedman R. Maternal prenatal choline and inflammation effects on 4-year-olds' performance on the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence-IV. J Psychiatr Res. 2021 Sep;141:50-56. PubMed PMID: 34174557
  • Hunter SK, Freedman R, Law AJ, Christians U, Holzman JBW, Johnson Z, Hoffman MC. Maternal corticosteroids and depression during gestation and decreased fetal heart rate variability. Neuroreport. 2021 Oct 6;32(14):1170-1174. PubMed PMID: 34284445
  • Hunter, S., Hoffman, M., D'Alessandro, A., Wyrwa, A., Noonan, K., Zeisel, S., . . . Freedman, R. (2021). Prenatal choline, cannabis, and infection, and their association with offspring development of attention and social problems through 4 years of age. Psychological Medicine, 1-10. doi:10.1017/S0033291720005061
  • Hunter SK, Hoffman MC, McCarthy L, D'Alessandro A, Wyrwa A, Noonan K, Christians U, Nakimuli-Mpungu E, Zeisel SH, Law AJ, Freedman R. Black American Maternal Prenatal Choline, Offspring Gestational Age at Birth, and Developmental Predisposition to Mental Illness. Schizophr Bull. 2021 Jul 8;47(4):896-905. PubMed PMID: 33184653
  • Hunter SK, Hoffman MC, McCarthy L, D'Alessandro A, Wyrwa A, Noonan K, Christians U, Nakimuli-Mpungu E, Zeisel SH, Law AJ, Freedman R. Black American Maternal Prenatal Choline, Offspring Gestational Age at Birth, and Developmental Predisposition to Mental Illness. Schizophr Bull. 2020 Nov 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33184653
  • Freedman R, Hunter SK, Noonan K, Wyrwa A, Christians U, Law AJ, Hoffman MC. Maternal Prenatal Depression in Pregnancies With Female and Male Fetuses and Developmental Associations With C-reactive Protein and Cortisol. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2020 Aug 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33060035
  • Freedman R, Hunter SK, Law AJ, D'Alessandro A, Noonan K, Wyrwa A, Camille Hoffman M. Maternal choline and respiratory coronavirus effects on fetal brain development. J Psychiatr Res. 2020 Sep;128:1-4. PubMed PMID: 32474140
  • Hunter SK, Hoffman MC, D'Alessandro A, Noonan K, Wyrwa A, Freedman R, Law AJ. Male fetus susceptibility to maternal inflammation: C-reactive protein and brain development. Psychol Med. 2019 Dec 2;:1-10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31787129
  • Uhler KM, Hunter SK, Tierney E, Gilley PM. The relationship between mismatch response and the acoustic change complex in normal hearing infants. Clin Neurophysiol. 2018 Jun;129(6):1148-1160. PubMed PMID: 29635099
  • Freedman R, Hunter SK, Hoffman MC. Prenatal Primary Prevention of Mental Illness by Micronutrient Supplements in Pregnancy. Am J Psychiatry. 2018 Jul 1;175(7):607-619. PubMed PMID: 29558816
  • Hutchison AK, Hunter SK, Wagner BD, Calvin EA, Zerbe GO, Ross RG. Diminished Infant P50 Sensory Gating Predicts Increased 40-Month-Old Attention, Anxiety/Depression, and Externalizing Symptoms. J Atten Disord. 2017 Feb;21(3):209-218. PubMed PMID: 23757333
  • Ross AS, Hunter SK, Groth MA, Ross RG. P50 sensory gating in infants. J Vis Exp. 2013 Dec 26;(82):50065. PubMed PMID: 24430259
  • Hutchison AK, Hunter SK, Wagner BD, Calvin EA, Zerbe GO, Ross RG. Diminished Infant P50 Sensory Gating Predicts Increased 40-Month-Old Attention, Anxiety/Depression, and Externalizing Symptoms. J Atten Disord. 2013 Jun 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23757333
  • Ross RG, Hunter SK, McCarthy L, Beuler J, Hutchison AK, Wagner BD, Leonard S, Stevens KE, Freedman R. Perinatal choline effects on neonatal pathophysiology related to later schizophrenia risk. Am J Psychiatry. 2013 Mar 1;170(3):290-8. PubMed PMID: 23318559
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Practice Locations

Department of Psychiatry - Faculty and Staff Mental Health
1890 N Revere Ct
Anschutz Health Sciences Bldg, Suite 5242
Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-4987

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Psychology

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • M.Ed, Mississippi University For Women (1995)
  • PhD, Medical University Of South Carolina (2001)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of South Carolina (SC) (1991)
Department: Psychiatry-Developmental Research
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