Stephen Hooper, Ph.D.

Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus Box 7255
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7255
Phone: 919-966-4808
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: October 18, 2016

Stephen Hooper

Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Consultant
Discipline(s): Psychology
AUCD Council Membership: Council on Research and Evaluation
No Council Membership
Research: My primary research focus has been on examining neurodevelopmental outcomes and phenotypic neurocognitive presentation of children and adolescents with intellectual/developmental disabilities, neuropsychiatric disorders, and a variety of health conditions. My work spans a wide array of disorders including Fragile X Syndrome, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Velocardiofacial Syndrome, turner Syndrome, Early Onset Childhood Schizophrenia, Pediatric Bipolar Disorder, Childhood Maltreatment, Adolescent Substance Abuse, Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury, Seizure Disorders, Pediatric Hypertension, Pediatric Chronic Kidney Disease, and Learning Disabilities. My research also has permitted examination of various pharmacological, educational, social, and cognitive interventions for many of these childhood conditions. Current projects have been funded from NIH, NIDDK, NIMH, and IES.
Education: I have a clear focus on interdisciplinary training and community outreach. This includes working with both graduate students, medical students, and postdoctoral scholars on both clinical and research initiatives, with a major thrust being devoted to the development of the leadership potential for each of these trainees. My educational efforts have included direct mentoring and supervision of various trainees on an annual basis, as well as numerous conference presentations, invited workshops, and webinars at the state, national, and international levels. I also am the Chairperson for the Southeast Regional Consortium. This group of both LEND and UCEDD programs recently launched a webinar series entitled, "The Southeast Region Consortium and AUCD Presents!," with webinars being presented on a monthly basis over the course of the academic year. I also teach an interdisciplinary course for the UNC School of Education, "The Neuropsychology of Childhood Exceptionality," which has become a core course in the School of Education.
Service: I provide clinical services through my Child and Adolescent Neuropsychology Consultation Program, which is housed at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities. I am the founder and director of this clinic which has been in continuous operation since 1987. We are fortunate to be one of the few LEND and UCEDD Programs with neuropsychology services. This program provides clinical services to a wide range of pediatric clients from the hospital and community settings, serves as a primary source of clinical and didactic instruction for interdisciplinary trainees, and provides the basis for much of my research activities wherein many research participants also are seen via this clinical setting.


Stephen R. Hooper, PhD Director of Training and Education LEND Director Director of Child and Adolescent Neuropsychology Consultation Program Child Neuropsychologist Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Psychology, Pediatrics, and Education Education Post Doctoral Fellowship Brown University. Providence, RI 1986 Child Neuropsychology. Ph.D. University of Georgia, Athens, GA 1984, School Psychology M.A. Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY 1978, Clinical Psychology B.S. Juniata College, Huntington, PA 1976, Child Psychology PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2011-present Director of Training and Education, Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities 2002-present Professor (tenured), Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC 2000-2011 Associate Director, The Clinical Center for the Study of Development and Learning, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC 1994-2002 Associate Professor (tenured), Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC 1994-present Research Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 1987-present Director, Child and Adolescent Neuropsychology Consultation Service, The Clinical Center for the Study of Development and Learning, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC 1988-1994 Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Education, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 1986-1987 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania RECENT PUBLICATIONS Dababnah, S., Parish, S.L., Turner Brown, L., & Hooper, S.R. (2011). Early screening for Autism Spectrum Disorders: A primer for social work practice. Children and Youth Services Review, 33, 265-273. Hooper, S.R., Costa, L.J., McBee, M., Anderson, K.L., Yerby, D.C., Knuth, S.B., & Childress, A. (2011). Concurrent and longitudinal neuropsychological contributors to written language expression in first and second grade students. Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 24, 221-252. Baker, S.W., Hooper, S.R., Skinner, M.L., Hatton, D.D., Schaaf, J., Ornstein, P., & Bailey, D. (2011). Working memory subsystems and task complexity in young males with Fragile X Syndrome. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 55, 19-29. Young, A., Shashi, V., Schoch, K., Kwapil, T., & Hooper, S.R. (2011). Discordance in diagnoses and treatment of psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 4, 119-124. Hooper, S.R., Gerson, A.C., Wentz, A., Abraham, A., Mendley, S., Butler, R., Gipson, D.S., Lande, M., Shinnar, S., Moxey-Mimms, M., Warady, B., & Furth, S. (2011). Neurocognitive functioning of children and adolescents with mild to moderate chronic kidney disease: Baseline findings. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 6, 1824-1830. Bell, L.E., Ferris, M.E., Fenton, N., & Hooper, S.R. (2011). Health care transition in pediatric CKD. Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, 18, 384-390. Lande, M.B., Gerson, A., Hooper, S.R., Cox, C., Matheson, M., Mendley, S., Gipson, D., Wong, C., Warady, B., Furth, S., & Flynn, J. (2011). Blood pressure and neurocognitive function in children with chronic kidney disease: A report of the Children with Chronic Kidney Disease Cohort Study. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 6, 1831-1837. De Bellis, M.D., Spratt, E., & Hooper, S.R. (2011). Neurodevelopmental biology associated with childhood sexual abuse. Journal of Child Sex Abuse, 5, 548-587. Yaxley, R.H., Van Voorhees, E.E.,Gergman, S., Hooper, S.R., Huettel, S.A., & De Bellis, M.D. (2011). Behavioral risk elicits selective activation of the executive system in adolescents: Clinical implications. Frontiers in Child and Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry, 2, 1-11. Hooper, S.R., Anderson, K., Yerby, D.C., Costa, L.J., Knuth, S.B., Childress, A., & McBee, M. (in press). Written language intervention for at-risk second grade students: A randomized controlled trial of the Process Assessment of the Learning Lesson Plans at Tier 2. Annals of Dyslexia, Shashi, V., Veerapandiyan, A., Schoch, K., Kwapil, T.R., Keshavan, M.S., Ip, E., & Hooper, S.R. (in press). Social skills and associated psychopathology in children with chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome: implications for interventions. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities Research, Lai, B., Milano, M., Roberts, M.W., & Hooper, S.R. (in press). Unmet dental needs and barriers to dental care among children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, De Bellis, M.D., Wang, L., & Hooper, S.R. (in press). Neural substrates for processing task-irrelevant emotional distracters in maltreated adolescents with depressive disorders. Journal of Traumatic Stress, Frazier, J.A., Giuliano, A.J., Johnson, J.L., Yakutis, L., Youngstrom, E.A., Brieger, B., Sikich, L., Findling, R.L., McClellan, J., Hamer, R.M., Vitiello, B., Lieberman, J.A., & Hooper, S.R. (in press). Neurocognitive outcomes in the Treatment of Early-Onset Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders Study. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolscent Psychiatry, Schoch, K., Kwapil, T.R., Harrell, W., Shashi, V., & Hooper, S.R. (in press). Applicability of the Nonverbal Learning Disability Model in children with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome. Journal of Learning Disabilities, Ferris, M.E., Bickford, K., Layton, J.B., Ferris, T., Ford, C., Hogan, S., Gipson, D.S., McCoy, L., Jennette, C.E., Harward, D., & Hooper, S.R. (in press). Development of the UNC TRxANSITION Scale: A clinical tool to measure the components of health care transition. Renal Failure,