Daniel Hackman

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Social Work, Dept. of Children, Youth, and Families
SchoolSchool of Social Work
Phone+1 213 821 3112
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    Daniel A. Hackman is interested in how social and environmental contexts influence developmental trajectories of health and well-being across the lifecourse. He investigates how socioeconomic, family, and neighborhood factors, particularly those in early childhood, become associated with the cognitive, affective, and biological systems that influence healthy development. His focus has been on executive function and stress reactivity, at the behavioral, physiological, neurobiological level. He is also interested in the social experiences and mechanisms that can promote health and attenuate risk processes, as Dr. Hackman aims to leverage this work to identify more effective policy and programmatic approaches to prevent and reduce socioeconomic disparities.

    Dr. Hackman uses a multi-method, interdisciplinary approach, often longitudinal in nature, integrating tools from population health, psychology, neuroscience, and social work. Recently, he has also developed a virtual reality-based experimental model of neighborhood disadvantage and affluence that can be employed to study neighborhood effects on development.

    Prior to his appointment at USC, Dr. Hackman was a Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He completed his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, and a predoctoral clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinics, part of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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    1. Lee JO, Jones TM, Yoon Y, Hackman DA, Yoo JP, Kosterman R. Young Adult Unemployment and Later Depression and Anxiety: Does Childhood Neighborhood Matter? J Youth Adolesc. 2019 Jan; 48(1):30-42. PMID: 30478821.
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    2. Hackman DA, O'Brien JR, Zalewski M. Enduring Association Between Parenting and Cortisol: A Meta-analysis. Child Dev. 2018 Sep; 89(5):1485-1503. PMID: 29729024.
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    3. Hackman DA, Kuan DC, Manuck SB, Gianaros PJ. Socioeconomic Position and Age-Related Disparities in Regional Cerebral Blood Flow Within the Prefrontal Cortex. Psychosom Med. 2018 May; 80(4):336-344. PMID: 29406324.
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    4. Gianaros PJ, Kuan DC, Marsland AL, Sheu LK, Hackman DA, Miller KG, Manuck SB. Community Socioeconomic Disadvantage in Midlife Relates to Cortical Morphology via Neuroendocrine and Cardiometabolic Pathways. Cereb Cortex. 2017 01 01; 27(1):460-473. PMID: 26498832.
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    5. Avants BB, Hackman DA, Betancourt LM, Lawson GM, Hurt H, Farah MJ. Relation of Childhood Home Environment to Cortical Thickness in Late Adolescence: Specificity of Experience and Timing. PLoS One. 2015; 10(10):e0138217. PMID: 26509809; PMCID: PMC4624931.
    6. Hackman DA, Gallop R, Evans GW, Farah MJ. Socioeconomic status and executive function: developmental trajectories and mediation. Dev Sci. 2015 Sep; 18(5):686-702. PMID: 25659838.
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    7. Hackman DA, Betancourt LM, Gallop R, Romer D, Brodsky NL, Hurt H, Farah MJ. Mapping the trajectory of socioeconomic disparity in working memory: parental and neighborhood factors. Child Dev. 2014 Jul-Aug; 85(4):1433-45. PMID: 24779417; PMCID: PMC4107185.
    8. Gianaros PJ, Hackman DA. Contributions of neuroscience to the study of socioeconomic health disparities. Psychosom Med. 2013 Sep; 75(7):610-5. PMID: 23975944; PMCID: PMC3816088.
    9. Hackman DA, Betancourt LM, Brodsky NL, Kobrin L, Hurt H, Farah MJ. Selective impact of early parental responsivity on adolescent stress reactivity. PLoS One. 2013; 8(3):e58250. PMID: 23555573; PMCID: PMC3596401.
    10. Hackman DA, Betancourt LM, Brodsky NL, Hurt H, Farah MJ. Neighborhood disadvantage and adolescent stress reactivity. Front Hum Neurosci. 2012; 6:277. PMID: 23091454; PMCID: PMC3469875.
    11. Hackman DA, Farah MJ, Meaney MJ. Socioeconomic status and the brain: mechanistic insights from human and animal research. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2010 Sep; 11(9):651-9. PMID: 20725096.
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    12. Hackman DA, Farah MJ. Socioeconomic status and the developing brain. Trends Cogn Sci. 2009 Feb; 13(2):65-73. PMID: 19135405; PMCID: PMC3575682.
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